Pittsnogle hopes to be one of the 72 players selected to participate in the NBA pre-draft camp in Chicago, which is an invitation-only event. Even if Pittsnogle participates in the camp, he can still remove his name from the draft prior to the June 21 deadline and return to West Virginia for his senior season.
The NBA releases an official list of players who have announced their intention to join the draft on May 14, but "will not confirm or deny the receipt of any requests prior to that date", according to a spokesperson in the league office.
According to the source, Pittsnogle has talked to other Big East players who have entered the draft and then returned to college, and received positive recommendations on following the same path.
One Mountaineer graduated senior, center D'or Fischer, will also reportedly receive an invitation to the Chicago camp.