SALT LAKE CITY — Two University of Utah sophomores are among the 205 basketball players who have filed as early entry candidates for the 2020 NBA draft, which is scheduled for June.

Timmy Allen and Both Gach are among the 163 collegiate underclassmen and 42 international players who have put their names in as early entry candidates. That doesn’t mean they must keep their names in the draft. According to NBA rules, they have the right to withdraw their names from consideration up until 10 days prior to the draft, which right now is scheduled for June 25 in Brooklyn, New York. To retain their college eligibility, players must withdraw their names by June 3, but these dates could change because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Allen started every game for Utah this year and averaged a team-high 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds, while Gach started 25 games and averaged 10.7 ppg and 3.6 rebounds. Last year, two Ute players, Jayce Johnson and Donnie Tillman, both filed for early entry, but both took their names out and ended up transferring, Johnson to Marquette and Tillman to UNLV.

Kentucky had the most underclassmen declaring with five. The Pac-12 has 18 players on the list led by Arizona and Arizona State with three apiece, while Colorado, Washington, UCLA and Stanford each have two along with Utah.

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Also on the list is Brendan Bailey, the 6-foot-8 son of former Utah Jazz player Thurl Bailey, who averaged 7.1 points for Marquette last season.

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