Butler, Osborne testing NBA opportunities

Florida State forwards Malik Osborne and John Butler Jr. are testing the NBA draft waters, submitting their names toward the list of those who can participate in pre-draft workouts.

Osborne is a senior but has one year of eligibility left if he chooses. He was third on the Seminoles in scoring (10 points) and led the way in rebounding (6.9) as he played in 17 games before missing the remainder of the season due to ankle surgery.

Butler averaged 5.9 points and 3.2 rebounds as a freshman. The 7-foot-1 Butler shot 39.3 percent from 3-point range, which was second on the team to Harrison Prieto.

Guard Anthony Polite had previously announced he was testing his pro opportunities. Polite had an additional year of eligibility, similar to Osborne.

Under NCAA rules, in order to retain college basketball eligibility, college players who have entered NBA Draft 2022 must withdraw by June 1. The draft will be held on June 23. The full list of 283 names can be viewed here.