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More than 40 early entry candidates withdraw from 2011 Draft

By Official release
Posted Jun 15 2011 1:04AM

NEW YORK -- Forty-one players who had declared as early entry candidates for the 2011 NBA Draft Presented by Kia Motors have withdrawn. There are 42 collegiate and six international prospects that remain early entry candidates.

The 2011 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 23 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Here is the list of players from U.S. colleges and institutions who have withdrawn their names from consideration for the 2011 NBA Draft Presented by Kia Motors:

PLAYER SCHOOL
Olu Ashaolu Louisiana Tech
Keion Bell Pepperdine
Jacob Blankenship Southeastern (FL)
Laurence Bowers Missouri
TyShwan Edmondson Austin Peay
Kim English Missouri
Ashton Gibbs Pittsburgh
Troy Gillenwater New Mexico State
Desmond Holloway Coastal Carolina
Terrell Holloway Xavier
Orlando Johnson UC-Santa Barbara
Reggie Johnson Miami
Tiondre Johnson Coastal Bend JC (TX)
Kevin Jones West Virginia
Terrence Jones Kentucky
David Loubeau Texas A&M
Greg Mangano Yale
Cameron Moore Alabama-Birmingham
Darrion Pellum Hampton
J.P. Primm North Carolina-Asheville
Ralph Sampson III Minnesota
John Shurna Northwestern
Tony Taylor George Washington
Hollis Thompson Georgetown
Thomas Tibbs Jr. Staten Island
Charlie Westbrook South Dakota
Brandon Wood Valparaiso

Here is the list of international players who have withdrawn their names from consideration for the 2011 NBA Draft Presented by Kia Motors:

PLAYER TEAM (COUNTRY*)
Andrew Albicy Paris-Levallois (France)
Furkan Aldemir Karsiyaka (Turkey)
Nihad Djedovic Lottomatica Roma (Italy)
Emmanouil Koukoulas Ilysiakos (Greece)
Joffrey Lauvergne Chalon (France)
Abdoulaye Loum Le Havre (France)
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 Wohlfarth-Bottermann Telekom (Germany)
Tomislav Zubcic Cibona (Croatia)

Following is a list of players from U.S. colleges and institutions who remain early entry candidates for the 2011 NBA Draft Presented by Kia Motors:

PLAYER SCHOOL
Alec Burks Colorado
DeAngelo Casto Washington State
Roscoe Davis Midland JC (TX)
Mamadou Diarra Chaminade (HI)
Jeremy Green Stanford
Jordan Hamilton Texas
Tobias Harris Tennessee
Tyler Honeycutt UCLA
Scotty Hopson Tennessee
Kyrie Irving Duke
Reggie Jackson Boston College
Terrence Jennings Louisville
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
Shelvin Mack Butler
Keishawn Mayes Campbell
Darius Morris Michigan
Marcus Morris Kansas
Markieff Morris Kansas
Willie Reed St. Louis
Jereme Richmond Illinois
Carleton Scott Notre Dame
Josh Selby Kansas
Iman Shumpert Georgia Tech
Chris Singleton Florida State
Greg Smith Fresno State
Isaiah Thomas Washington
Trey Thompkins Georgia
Klay Thompson Washington State
Tristan Thompson Texas
Nikola Vucevic Southern California
Kemba Walker Connecticut
Antoine Watson Florida International
Derrick Williams Arizona
Jordan Williams Maryland

Following is a list of international players who remain early entry candidates for the 2011 NBA Draft Presented by Kia Motors:

PLAYER TEAM (COUNTRY*)
Davis Bertans Union Olimpija (Slovenia)
Bismack Biyombo Fuenlabrada (Spain)
Nikola Mirotic Real Madrid (Spain)
Donatas Motiejunas Benetton Treviso (Italy)
Jonas Valanciunas Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)
Jan Vesely Partizan (Serbia)

*Country indicates where team plays, not country of nationality

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