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Testing the NBA draft waters: What's different in 2020

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How coronavirus is affecting NBA's pre-draft process (1:07)

Adrian Wojnarowski breaks down how the coronavirus is going to impact the NBA's 2020 pre-draft process. (1:07)

College athletes who plan to test the NBA draft waters this spring are finding themselves in the middle of a budding standoff between the NCAA and player agents, according to multiple sources. Many of the more than 150 prospects are picking from a small group of qualified agents as they seek feedback before deciding whether to go pro.

The uncertainty regarding when the 2020 draft will be held and what the pre-draft process will look like because of the coronavirus pandemic has had a trickle-down effect to agents, many of whom say they are focusing on keeping their existing clients with the NBA season -- and future paychecks -- in limbo. That is leaving fewer options for college players looking for guidance before making a decision on whether to go pro or return to school.