The NBA's release of all early entries into the NBA Draft included at least one surprise: Utah forward David Collette.
The 6-foot-10 forward was one of 194 players, according to the NBA, who submitted his paperwork to enter the draft early. So why no announcement?
"Because I'm coming back next year," Collette said in an interview with the Tribune. "Who cares?"
That should be a relief to the fans who were surprised to see the 23-year-old Collette declare for the draft with little warning. He hasn't hired an agent, nor does he plan to. Both Collette and Utah's coaching staff expects him back in the fold for next season.
He'll be needed: He played in 22 games in his first year with Utah, averaged 13.6 points and 5.1 rebounds while shooting 59.6 percent from the field. Behind Kyle Kuzma, who is also entered into the draft, Collette is the top returning scorer on the roster and a key piece of the front court.
For Collette, it's all about the workouts. Ever since his former Utah State teammate, Jalen Moore, declared last year before returning to school, he's been interested in doing the same.