NBA Draft 2011: Early Entry Candidates
In what could be one of the more interesting Drafts in recent history, the NBA announced today that 89 players have filed as early entry candidates.
These 69 players from US colleges have until May 8 to withdraw in order to maintain their NCAA eligibility. Otherwise, it’s Draft or Bust:
Olu Ashaolu, Louisiana Tech; Keion Bell, Pepperdine; Jacob Blankenship, Southeastern (FL); Laurence Bowers, Missouri; Alec Burks, Colorado; DeAngelo Casto, Washington State; Roscoe Davis, Midland JC (TX); Mamadou Diarra, Chaminade (HI); TyShwan Edmondson, Austin Peay; Kim English, Missouri; Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh; Troy Gillenwater, New Mexico State; Jeremy Green, Stanford; Jordan Hamilton, Texas; Tobias Harris, Tennessee; Desmond Holloway, Coastal Carolina; Terrell Holloway, Xavier; Tyler Honeycutt, UCLA; Scotty Hopson, Tennessee; Kyrie Irving, Duke; Reggie Jackson, Boston College; Terrence Jennings, Louisville; Orlando Johnson, UC-Santa Barbara; Reggie Johnson, Miami; Tiondre Johnson, Coastal Bend JC (TX); Kevin Jones, West Virginia; Terrence Jones, Kentucky; Cory Joseph, Texas; Enes Kanter, Kentucky; Ryan Kelley, Colorado; Dan Kelm, Viterbo (WI); Brandon Knight, Kentucky; Malcolm Lee, UCLA; Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State; Travis Leslie, Georgia; DeAndre Liggins, Kentucky; David Loubeau, Texas A&M; Shelvin Mack, Butler; Greg Mangano, Yale; Keishawn Mayes, Campbell; Cameron Moore, Alabama-Birmingham; Darius Morris, Michigan; Marcus Morris, Kansas; Markieff Morris, Kansas; Darrion Pellum, Hampton; JP Primm, North Carolina-Asheville; Willie Reed, St. Louis; Jereme Richmond, Illinois; Ralph Sampson III, Minnesota; Carleton Scott, Notre Dame; Josh Selby, Kansas; Iman Shumpert, Georgia Tech; John Shurna, Northwestern; Chris Singleton, Florida State; Greg Smith, Fresno State; Tony Taylor, George Washington; Isaiah Thomas, Washington; Trey Thompkins, Georgia; Hollis Thompson, Georgetown; Klay Thompson, Washington State; Tristan Thompson, Texas; Thomas Tibbs Jr, Staten Island; Nikola Vucevic, Southern California; Kemba Walker, Connecticut; Antoine Watson, Florida International; Charlie Westbrook, South Dakota; Derrick Williams, Arizona; Jordan Williams, Maryland; Brandon Wood, Valparaiso
These 20 international players have until June 13 to withdraw from the Draft:
Andrew Albicy, Paris-Levallois (France); Furkan Aldemir, Karsiyaka (Turkey); Davis Bertans, Union Olimpija (Slovenia); Bismack Biyombo, Fuenlabrada (Spain); Nihad Djedovic, Lottomatica Roma (Italy); Emmanouil Koukoulas, Ilysiakos (Greece); Joffrey Lauvergne, Chalon (France); Abdoulaye Loum, Le Havre (France); Nikola Mirotic, Real Madrid (Spain); Donatas Motiejunas, Benetton Treviso (Italy); Lucas Riva Nogueira, Estudiantes II (Spain); Femi Oladipo, Crailsheim (Germany); Leon Radosevic, Cibona (Croatia); Negueba Samake, Rouen (France); Tornike Shengelia, Verviers-Pepinster (Belgium); Abdel Kader Sylla, Nancy (France); Jonas Valanciunas, Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania); Jan Vesely, Partizan (Serbia); Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann, Telekom (Germany); Tomislav Zubcic, Cibona (Croatia);
*Country indicates where team plays, not country of nationality.