NBA draft or NCAA basketball: Where should these players go?

Alabama's Mark Sears and UConn's Alex Karaban could either remain in the NBA draft or choose to return for another college season. They have until May 29 to make their decisions. Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

The NCAA moving up the transfer portal deadline to May 1 has allowed for college basketball rosters to develop over the past few weeks, with the majority of big programs needing just one or two more pieces to complete their 2024-25 groups. But we're not quite ready to close the door on player movement for the spring.

In one week, we'll hit the next big deadline on the offseason calendar: May 29, the last day for student-athletes to withdraw their names from the NBA draft and return to college for another season.

Nearly 140 college players were early-entry candidates for the 2024 NBA draft. While plenty have withdrawn their names or are widely expected to do so, several could go either way.

Two players who say they won't return: North Carolina's Harrison Ingram and Clemson's PJ Hall. Ingram told reporters at the NBA combine that he's "staying in" the draft, while Hall said he's "closed the door" on his college career.

Additionally, a dozen uncommitted players in ESPN's top 100 transfer rankings are still deciding whether -- and where -- they will play in college next season: Cam Christie, Coleman Hawkins, JT Toppin, Jamir Watkins, Jaylen Wells, Jaxson Robinson, Wooga Poplar, Arthur Kaluma, Chaz Lanier, Miles Kelly, Trevon Brazile and Ugonna Onyenso. All but Kelly were invited to either the NBA draft combine or the G League Elite Camp.

Which programs will be most impacted by their players' decisions to stay for another season or leave for the professional ranks? Let's take a look.

Mark Sears, Alabama Crimson Tide