Cunningham, a 6-4 junior guard, will not sign with an agent and has until April 29 to declare his intentions.
He isn't gone but he has one foot out the door.
Oregon State junior guard Jared Cunningham won't hire an agent but he will test the NBA draft process, a source told ESPN's Andy Katz.
Cunningham led Oregon State in scoring this season with a 17.9 ppg average. Cunningham and the Beavers' coaches are looking to gather information on whether or not Cunningham can be a late first-round or second-round pick.
Katz broke down the deadline rules for declaring since Cunningham plans to bypass the NCAA's April 10 deadline and declare by the NBA's deadline of April 29, if he gets the information he's looking for.
The loophole in the NCAA's new deadline is that players can still declare for the draft by April 29. However, players can no longer go back to school once they have officially declared their professional intentions. Players also are no longer able to work out for teams and then return to school.
Cunningham is currently ranked no. 95 on ESPN.com's Chad Ford's NBA Draft Big Board.