Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 3:39 pm  |  15 responses

Early Entry Candidates Withdraw from 2010 NBA Draft

Unfortunately, most early entry candidates were unable able to truly ‘test the waters.’ Very few teams held workouts before Saturday’s deadline because they didn’t want to spend money to work out players who will likely return to school.

Player Institution
Lavoy Allen Temple
Kevin Anderson Richmond
Talor Battle Penn State
Keith Benson Oakland
Anatoly Bose Nicholls State
Carlon Brown Utah
Mike Davis Illinois
Paul Davis Winston-Salem State
Malcolm Delaney Virginia Tech
Kenneth Faried Morehead State
Jimmer Fredette BYU
Anthony Gurley Massachusetts
Jeremy Hazell Seton Hall
Adnan Hodzic Lipsomb
JaJuan Johnson Purdue
Ravern Johnson Mississippi State
Cameron Jones Northern Arizona
Kenny Lawson Creighton
Demetri McCamey Illinois
E’Twaun Moore Purdue
Arnett Moultrie UTEP
Rico Pickett Manhattan
Eniel Polynice Mississippi
Herb Pope Seton Hall
Jeff Robinson Seton Hall
Tracy Smith North Carolina State
Alex Tyus Florida
Quinton Watkins San Diego State
Chris Wright Dayton
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  • J-smooth

    Taylor Battle??? Is that a joke? He declared….WOW

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    How is JaJuan even a name?

  • http://www.sovainmag.com Sovainmag.com

    Unfortunately, there are several other people that should’ve returned to school as well. Eric Bledsoe and Daniel Orton from Kentucky. Two players that did absolutely nothing in school. I don’t think no underclassmen will make a huge impact once they get into the league–my opinion

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Umm, Bledsoe and Orton are both first-rounders. And uh, there have been MANY underclassmen who have had a huge impact in the L. Props to the two Illini kids for going back. With Jereme Richmond, Meyers Leonard and them coming in next year, Illinois is gonna be fun to watch.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Thought Faried would’ve stayed… not that I’m angry he’s going back to school, though.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    This list only proves one thing, JOHN SLOAN IS STILL IN! LOL

  • Diesel

    @Enigmatic – They got Luther Head’s little brother too…at least I think its his little brother. They’re going deep next year.

  • ben hogan

    Bledsoe and Orton will be able to use that first-round money to by a first-class plane ticket to Poland or wherever they end up. N**g*s gonna be speaking Turkish in about 2 years

  • http://www.sovainmag.com Sovain

    Thank you Ben Hogan. And I never said, no underclassmen has done nothing in the league. I believe that this years class wont produce next year. Everyone wants a shot in the league, but many lack the mental capacity to handle it!

  • henry

    this list seems way too short

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    @Diesel – yessir, Crandall Head is Luther’s lil’ bro. They won’t be a threat to win the ‘chip or anything, but they shouldn’t miss the tournament next year, that’s for sure. Now if only my DePaul Blue Demons could step their recruiting game up….

  • Danny W UK

    What was the deal with Albert White? From ’95 ish. Sorry to divert off, but I was just wondering. I know about his Pro career overseas, but how come he never made the NBA?

  • LA Huey

    Anyone who’s a 1st round lock would be silly not to go. Financial security trumps. Plus, even if they don’t have the chops to make an impact right away, persistence and hard work will get you there (ie, Billups and Nash)

  • Justin

    John wall will make an impact right away an he an underclassman

  • Aaron

    whoever gets to golden state will be good…i mean, if tolliver can have 20-10 games….lol