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Eighteen early-entry candidates withdraw from 2013 Draft


Posted Jun 18, 2013 2:09 PM

NEW YORK -- Eighteen players who had declared as early entry candidates for the 2013 NBA Draft have withdrawn. There are 45 collegiate and 15 international prospects that remain early entry candidates.

The 2013 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 27 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The following players from U.S. colleges and post-graduate institutions have withdrawn their names from consideration for the 2013 NBA Draft:

PLAYER SCHOOL
Norvel Pelle Los Angeles College Preparatory Academy
Joshua Simmons Spartanburg Methodist (JC)

Here is the list of international players who have withdrawn their names from consideration for the 2013 NBA Draft:

PLAYER TEAM (COUNTRY)
Francois Affia Ambadiang Geoplin Slovan (Slovenia) Geoplin Slovan (Slovenia)
Nemanja Besovic Partizan (Serbia)
Bogdan Bogdanovic Partizan (Serbia)
Matias Bortolin Arkadia (Austria)
Linos Chrysikopoulos PAOK (Greece)
Dorde Drenovac Biancoblu (Italy)
Viktor Gaddefors Oknoplast Bologna (Italy)
Mouhammadou Jaiteh Boulogne (France)
Louis Labeyrie Paris-Levallois (France)
Philipp Neumann Brose Baskets (Germany)
Artem Pustovyi Khimik (Ukraine)
Marko Ramljak Zadar (Croatia)
Dario Saric Cibona (Croatia)
Walter Tavares Gran Canaria (Spain)
Axel Toupane Strasbourg (France)
Adin Vrabac Spars Sarajevo (Bosnia)

Following is a list of players from U.S. colleges who remain early entry candidates for the 2013 NBA Draft:

PLAYER SCHOOL
Steven Adams Pittsburgh
C.J. Aiken St. Joseph's
Anthony Bennett UNLV
Vander Blue Marquette
Lorenzo Brown North Carolina State
Reggie Bullock North Carolina
Trey Burke Michigan
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Georgia
Michael Carter-Williams Syracuse
Adrien Coleman Bethune-Cookman
Allen Crabbe California
Dewayne Dedmon Southern California
Gorgui Dieng Louisville
Jamaal Franklin San Diego State
Keyondrei "Kiwi" Gardner Midland College (Texas) (JC)
Archie Goodwin Kentucky
Tim Hardaway Jr. Michigan
Grant Jerrett Arizona
Christian Kabongo New Mexico State
Myck Kabongo Texas
Shane Larkin Miami
Ricky Ledo Providence
Alex Len Maryland
C.J. Leslie North Carolina State
Nurideen Lindsey Rider
Amath M'Baye Oklahoma
Ray McCallum Detroit
Ben McLemore Kansas
Tony Mitchell North Texas
Shabazz Muhammad UCLA
Nerlens Noel Kentucky
Victor Oladipo Indiana
Kelly Olynyk Gonzaga
Otto Porter Jr. Georgetown
Marshawn Powell Arkansas
Phil Pressey Missouri
Andre Roberson Colorado
Trevis Simpson North Carolina-Greensboro
Tony Snell New Mexico
Tahj Tate Delaware State
John Taylor Fresno Pacific
Adonis Thomas Memphis
Deshaun Thomas Ohio State
B.J. Young Arkansas
Cody Zeller Indiana

Following is a list of international players who remain early entry candidates for the 2013 NBA Draft:

PLAYER TEAM (COUNTRY)*
Alejandro Abrines Barcelona (Spain)
Giannis Antetokounmpo Filathlitikos (Greece)
Laszlo Dobos Zaragoza (Spain)
Rudy Gobert Cholet (France)
Livio Jean-Charles ASVEL (France)
Sergey Karasev Triumph (Russia)
Raul Neto Lagun Aro GBC (Spain)
Lucas Riva Nogueira Estudiantes (Spain)
Alexandre Paranhos Flamengo (Brazil)
Bogdan Radosavljevic Bayern Muenchen (Germany)
Dennis Schroeder New Yorker Phantoms (Germany)
Strahinja Stojacic Smederevo (Serbia)
Daniel Theis ratiopharm (Germany)
Janis Timma Ventspils (Latvia)
Marko Todorovic Barcelona (Spain)

*Country indicates where team plays, not country of nationality

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