Elijah Stewart to Return to USC After Forgetting to Submit NBA Draft Paperwork

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistApril 25, 2017

TULSA, OK - MARCH 19: Elijah Stewart #30 of the USC Trojans dunks the ball against the Baylor Bears during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BOK Center on March 19, 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Imag
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The NBA's deadline to declare for the draft was 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday.

USC Trojans guard Elijah Stewart missed it.

According to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein and DraftExpress' Jonathan Givony, Stewart intended on entering the draft but forgot to submit the necessary paperwork:

The list of draft-eligible players was released Tuesday. Stewart's name was notably absent, as Joey Kaufman of the Orange County Register highlighted:

Players who declare can still return to school as long as they don't hire an agent.