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Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 1:31 pm  |  13 responses

NBA Draft 2012: Early Entry Candidates


In one of the more stacked Draft classes in NBA history, the League announced today that 66 players have filed as early entry candidates into the 2012 NBA Draft.

These 49 players from US colleges have applied for early entry and have until June 18 to withdraw, but they no longer retain NCAA eligibility.

Erik Austin, Jackson CC (MI); Harrison Barnes, North Carolina; Will Barton, Memphis; Bradley Beal, Florida; J’Covan Brown, Texas; Dominic Cheek, Villanova; Jared Cunningham, Oregon State; Anthony Davis, Kentucky; Andre Drummond, Connecticut; Dominique Ferguson, Florida International; Justin Hamilton, LSU; Moe Harkless, St. John’s; John Henson, North Carolina; John Jenkins, Vanderbilt; Perry Jones III, Baylor; Terrence Jones, Kentucky; Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky; Doron Lamb, Kentucky; Jeremy Lamb, Connecticut; Meyers Leonard, Illinois; Damian Lillard, Weber State; Kendall Marshall, North Carolina; Fab Melo, Syracuse; Khris Middleton, Texas A&M; Quincy Miller, Baylor; Tony Mitchell, Alabama; Arnett Moultrie, Mississippi State; Reeves Nelson, UCLA/Zalgiris (Lithuania); Austin Rivers, Duke; Peter Roberson, Grambling State; Quincy Roberts, Grambling State; Thomas Robinson, Kansas; Terrence Ross, Washington; Avery Scharer, Shoreline CC (WA); Renardo Sidney, Mississippi State; Jonathon Simmons, Houston; Terrell Stoglin, Maryland; Gerardo Suero, Albany; Jared Sullinger, Ohio State; Raymond Taylor, Florida Atlantic; Marquis Teague, Kentucky; Joston Thomas, Hawaii; Hollis Thompson, Georgetown; Richard Townsend-Gant, Vancouver Island University; Dion Waiters, Syracuse; Maalik Wayns, Villanova; Royce White, Iowa State; D’Angelo Williams, Notre Dame de Namur (CA); Tony Wroten, Washington

These 17 international players have applied for early entry:

Furkan Aldemir, Galatasaray (Turkey); Jonas Bergstedt, Torrelodones (Spain); Evan Fournier, Poitiers (France); Josep Franch, Murcia (Spain); Maximilian Kleber, Oliver Baskets (Germany); Lahaou Konate, Evreux (France); Mindaugas Kupsas, Baltai Kaunas (Lithuania); Joffrey Lauvergne, Chalon (France); Abdoulaye Loum, Gravelines (France); Nika Metreveli, Sassari (Italy); Nemanja Nedovic, Crvena Zvezda (Serbia); Alen Omic, Zlatorog (Slovenia); Jakub Parzenski, PGB Basket (Poland); Sertac Sanli, Galatasaray (Turkey); Tomas Satoransky, Cajasol (Spain); Tornike Shengelia, Spirou (Belgium); Mathieu Wojciechowski, Gravelines (France)

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  • toinefan88

    Too bad the UAlbany kid is leaving. Woulda been fun to watch them try to make a tourney run.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    2 guys from grambling state ?

  • GanjahLuv

    Couple Marcus Taylor/Omar Cooks/yournameherewholeftearlybutshouldnthave.

  • CheeseWiz

    Can’t wait to see Nemanja Nedovic, that dude tore it up overseas

  • http://twitter.com/niyosimba niyosimba

    Scoop Jardine hasn’t declared? Royce White and Austin Rivers should have stayed. smh

  • TRUTH

    Congratulations to my Wildcats: AD, MKG, Teague, Jones, and Doron Lamb (and Darius Miller, too). Can’t wait to see these guys in action in the league!!!

    @niyosimba——-Royce White is ready, bro. Dude is tough, quick, and got mad skills. He gone be straight, wait and see!!!

  • Justin

    Man some of these dudes should just save themselves the trouble and go ahead and get a regular job.

  • ChristianBullen

    ^ for real, where do I go to enter my name as an early candidate?

  • Madbutta

    30 of these guys are going get drafted, that’s good odds.

  • carp

    Who is going to draft Reeves Nelson after the huge mess at UCLA ?

  • GanjahLuv

    Since when does the NBA care about a players background/history?

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    niyosimba, jardine graduated i beleive

  • Dwight Love

    Yes saw that myself Roberson and Roberts both leaving Grambling wonder what brought this one wish both played at Norfolk St with Kyle O’Quinn more exposure.

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