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PLL announces 2020 Draft plans

The Premier Lacrosse League followed up Wednesday’s PLL Championship Series announcement with an announcement Thursday regarding plans for their 2020 College Draft.

The College Draft was originally scheduled for April 21, but was rescheduled after the COVID-19 pandemic caused uncertainty regarding the status of many of the draft eligible college seniors. The draft is now scheduled to take place May 13 and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network at 7pm ET.

The draft will be two rounds with 14 total players being selected. The league has yet to announce the pool of players that will be available to be selected. They did announce the guidelines for eligibility, stating that only players that are graduating and not returning to school for an extra year of college lacrosse will be eligible to be drafted. This suggests that players such as TD Ierlan, who went first overall in Monday’s MLL Draft, and Michael Sowers, will not be drafted.

The draft was originally scheduled to be four rounds, but with the uncertainty surrounding the eligibility of players to be selected and the shortened PLL season, the league decided to shorten it to two rounds and revert all traded picks to the 2021 PLL College Draft. This decision specifically affects Chaos LC, who acquired a second round draft pick from Redwoods LC in the Sergio Salcido and Myles Jones trade. Coach Andy Towers and Chaos LC will instead acquire Redwoods LC’s second rounder in the 2021 draft and other teams who swapped later round draft picks intended for the 2020 draft will do so as well.

The draft order will be as follows:


In addition to the live broadcast of the PLL College Draft on NBC Sports Network, Pro Lacrosse Talk will be hosting a live draft show featuring Hutton Jackson and Adam Moore beginning at 6:45pm ET. The show will feature live reactions and analysis of all 14 picks. Subscribe on YouTube so you don’t miss it!

Hutton Jackson is a professional video editor, co-founder/host of Pro Lacrosse Talk and editor-in-chief of Lacrosse Playground. He is also an Emmy-winning associate producer with two major sports networks and oversees Lacrosse Playground's video content as the head coordinating producer. Hutton played four years of college lacrosse at DeSales University where his highest lacrosse accolade was being named to Inside Lacrosse's 2014 All-Name Team with current pros Challen Rogers, Deemer Class and Larken Kemp, an honor that didn't require stepping on the field. When he's not writing on lacrosse, he can usually be found diving around the crease in your local men's league and ranting about Baltimore and D.C. professional sports.

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[…] 2019 NCAA Championship run. He was also targeted as a top draft pick in the Premier Lacrosse League 2020 college draft before the NCAA shut down the 2020 college season and granted players an extra year of eligibility. […]

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