2018 NBA Draft
2018 NBA Draft

Forty-three international early entry candidates withdraw from NBA Draft 2018

Official release

Jun 12, 2018 8:51 PM ET

NEW YORK – Forty-three international players who had declared as early entry candidates for the NBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm® have withdrawn their names from consideration. Three collegiate players who previously had declared as early entry candidates have also withdrawn. There are 79 collegiate and 12 international prospects that remain early entry candidates.

The NBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm will be held on Thursday, June 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Here is the list of international players who have withdrawn their names from consideration for the NBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm:

PLAYER |TEAM (COUNTRY*)

Berke Atar | Bandirma Kirmizi (Turkey)

Romaric Belemene | Oviedo (Spain)

Laurynas Beliauskas | Neptunas (Lithuania)

Rihards Berzins | Liepaja (Latvia)

Laurynas Birutis | Siauliai (Lithuania)

Goga Bitadze | Mega Bemax (Serbia)

Etienne Ca | Chalon (France)

Sigfredo Casero-Ortiz | GET Vosges (France)

Emanuel Cate | Prat (Spain)

Vasileios Charalampopoulos | PAOK (Greece)

Yago Dos Santos | Paulistano (Brazil)

Berkan Durmaz | Tofas (Turkey)

Aleksander Dziewa | Slask Wroclaw (Poland)

Martynas Echodas | Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)

Ibrahima Faye | Poitiers (France)

Gabriel Galvanini | Bauru (Brazil)

Stephane Gombauld | Lille Metropole (France)

Melvyn Govindy | Cholet (France)

Yoan Granvorka | Monthey (Switzerland)

Karim Jallow | Bayern Munich (Germany)

Matas Jogela | Zalgiris II (Lithuania)

Georgios Kalaitzakis | Panathinaikos (Greece)

Antonios Koniaris | PAOK (Greece)

Leon Kratzer | Wuerzburg (Germany)

Xabier Lopez-Arostegui | Joventut Badalona (Spain)

Matur Maker | CIBA (Canada)

Vanja Marinkovic | Partizan (Serbia)

William McDowell-White | Baunach (Germany)

Blaz Mesicek | Brindisi (Italy)

Adam Mokoka | Gravelines (France)

Shekinah Munanga | Monaco (France)

Muhaymin Mustafa | Anadolu Efes (Turkey)

Amine Noua | ASVEL (France)

Viny Okouo | Unicaja (Spain)

Louis Olinde | Brose Baskets (Germany)

Erxhan Osmani | Bandirma Kirmizi (Turkey)

Jean-Marc Pansa | Nanterre (France)

Darel Poirier | Charleville (France)

Marcel Ponitka | Asseco (Poland)

Tadas Sedekerskis | Nevezis (Lithuania)

Leonardo Tote | Verona (Italy)

Michael Uchendu | Bauru (Brazil)

Martynas Varnas | Pieno Zvaigzdes (Lithuania) 

Here is the list of additional players from colleges who have withdrawn their names from consideration for the NBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm:

PLAYER  | SCHOOL

Brian Bowen II | South Carolina

Micah Seaborn | Monmouth

Tavarius Shine | Oklahoma State

Following is a list of players from colleges and post-graduate institutions who remain early entry candidates for the NBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm:

PLAYER | SCHOOL

Deng Adel | Louisville

Rawle Alkins | Arizona

Mike Amius | Western Carolina

Kostas Antetokounmpo | Dayton

Deandre Ayton | Arizona

Marvin Bagley III | Duke

Mohamed Bamba | Texas

Keita Bates-Diop | Ohio State

Tashawn Berry | Dakota College (ND)

Leron Black | Illinois

Jordan Brangers | South Plains College (TX)

Mikal Bridges | Villanova

Miles Bridges | Michigan State

Bruce Brown Jr. | Miami

Troy Brown Jr. | Oregon

Jalen Brunson | Villanova

Elijah Bryant | BYU

Tony Carr | Penn State

Wendell Carter Jr. | Duke

Kameron Chatman | Detroit

Bryant Crawford | Wake Forest

Eric Davis Jr. | Texas

Tyler Davis | Texas A&M

Marcus Derrickson | Georgetown

Hamidou Diallo | Kentucky

Donte DiVincenzo | Villanova

Dikembe Dixson | UIC

Trevon Duval | Duke

Drew Eubanks  | Oregon State

Jacob Evans | Cincinnati

Tremaine Fraiser | Westchester CC (NY)

Melvin Frazier Jr. | Tulane

Wenyen Gabriel | Kentucky

Kaiser Gates | Xavier

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander | Kentucky

DJ Hogg | Texas A&M

Aaron Holiday | UCLA

Kevin Huerter | Maryland

DeAngelo Isby | Utah State

Jaren Jackson Jr. | Michigan State

Justin Jackson | Maryland

Ismaila Kane | Atlanta Metropolitan

Devonte Klines | Montana State

Kevin Knox | Kentucky

Terry Larrier | Connecticut

Marquez Letcher-Ellis | Rice

Makinde London  | Tennessee-Chattanooga

Brandon McCoy | UNLV

De’Anthony Melton  | USC

Chimezie Metu | USC

Shake Milton | SMU

Max Montana | San Diego State

Doral Moore | Wake Forest

Malik Newman | Kansas

A.J. Nywesh | Minnesota State-Moorhead

Josh Okogie | Georgia Tech

Ajdin Penava | Marshall

Michael Porter Jr. | Missouri

Billy Preston | Kansas

Jerome Robinson |  Boston College

Mitchell Robinson | Western Kentucky

Brandon Sampson | LSU

Corey Sanders | Rutgers

Collin Sexton | Alabama

Landry Shamet | Wichita State

Yankuba Sima | Oklahoma State

Anfernee Simons | IMG Academy

Fred Sims Jr. | Chicago State

Zhaire Smith | Texas Tech

Ray Spalding | Louisville

Omari Spellman | Villanova

Khyri Thomas | Creighton

Gary Trent Jr. | Duke

Allonzo Trier | Arizona

Jarred Vanderbilt | Kentucky

Moritz Wagner  | Michigan

Lonnie Walker | Miami

Robert Williams III | Texas A&M

Trae Young | Oklahoma

Following is a list of international players who remain early entry candidates for the NBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm: 

PLAYER | TEAM (COUNTRY*)

LiAngelo Ball | UCLA/Vytautas (Lithuania)

Isaac Bonga | Fraport Skyliners (Germany)

Luka Doncic  |  Real Madrid (Spain)

Tryggvi Hlinason | Valencia (Spain)

Michal Kolenda | Trefl Sopot (Poland)

Arnoldas Kulboka | Capo d’Orlando (Italy)

Rodions Kurucs | Barcelona (Spain)

Dzanan Musa | Cedevita (Croatia)

Williams Narace | Nancy (France)

Elie Okobo | Pau Orthez (France)

Issuf Sanon | Olimpija (Slovenia)

Filip Zagrajski | Beli Manastir (Croatia)

*Country indicates where team plays, not country of player’s nationality


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