“Charles and I have discussed the new legislation regarding the 2016 NBA Draft Combine and early entrant opportunity, and I support him entering his name into the 2016 NBA Draft,” Dayton coach Archie Miller said in a statement. “This is a great opportunity for him to find out where he stands in his quest to play at the highest level. It will allow him to take advantage of the new rules and learn as much about his status as he can.”
Players who put their name in consideration for the draft but don’t hire an agent have until May 25 to withdraw their names. They can still return to school if they withdraw their names. Cooke, a junior last season, has one year of eligibility remaining.