Ben Hansbrough hinted at it during his speech at Notre Dame's men's basketball awards banquet, and Carleton Scott confirmed it.
Scott, who has a year of eligibility remaining, will test the NBA draft.
The 6-foot-8 forward said he declared for the June 23 NBA draft, but he will not hire an agent leaving open the option for him to return to school.
Scott, who had to declare for the draft by April 24, can withdraw his name by May 8.
"I just talked to coach (Mike Brey) right after the season, and we just said we are going to test the water and see how the stock is on the next level," Scott said.
Scott averaged 10.2 points per game and had a team-high 7.4 rebounds per game this season. He also had a team-high 57 blocked shots and was named the team's defensive player of the year at the banquet.
Scott said he filed the paper work last week to enter the draft, but he doesn't have a criteria for what he needs to hear to decide to remain in the draft.
"It opens up the channels to officially be able to get the feedback instead of trying to do it, if he doesn't put his name out there, through an agent and through a third party," Brey said of Scott declaring for the draft.
"He's got until May 8, do it, explore it. Been there, done that. I've been through this before."
Scott said he will work out with the Irish on Thursday and is still going out business like he is a member of the team.
Scott said he's tried to contact former Notre Dame teammate and current Cleveland Cavalier Luke Harangody, who declared for the NBA draft after his junior season but returned for a senior year in 2009 after going through the evaluation process. Harangody was selected in the 2010 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics in the second round and was traded to the Cavs this season.
"He's a hard guy to catch up with," Scott said. "I've called him and tried to talk to him to pick his brain to see how he went through the whole process. I talked to coach and got his blessing on it. Just seeing how that option goes."
Brey said Scott has been level headed during about the process, and the senior has gone back and forth about his decision to enter his name into the draft.
"I said, 'Look, do what you want to do. We know that dance here,' " Brey said. "We can get the feedback quickly. We can do it officially (Thursday), and take the next three weeks to get a feel for things."