NBA Releases List of Early Entry Candidates

After weeks of keeping mum and avoiding fines, NBA personnel -- and team websites, for that matter -- are finally allowed to discuss potential draft picks now that the NBA has released the official list of 83 players who've filed as early-entry candidates for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Fifty-eight college players and 25 international players are on the official list, which follows below. These players have until June 18 to withdraw their names from consideration for the draft.

The Celtics will find out where they draft on May 22 when the NBA stages its annual draft lottery in Secaucus, New Jersey. Tommy Heinsohn will be in attendance to represent the Celtics.

Without further ado, here's the official list of early-entry candidates for the 2007 Draft, which is considered by many to be one of the deepest drafts in recent memory.

Collegiate Players
PlayerSchoolHeightStatus
Arron AfflaloUCLA6-5Junior
Shagari AlleyneManhattan7-3Junior
Corey BrewerFlorida6-9Junior
Dwight BrewingtonLiberty6-5Junior
Roy BrightDelaware State6-6Junior
Aaron BruceBaylor6-3Junior
Jaycee CarrollUtah State6-2Junior
Wilson ChandlerDePaul6-8Sophomore
Dan ColemanMinnesota6-9Junior
Mike Conley Jr. Ohio State6-1Freshman
Daequan CookOhio State6-5Freshman
P.J. CouisnardWichita State6-4Junior
Javaris CrittentonGeorgia Tech6-5Freshman
Sasa CuicOregon State6-10Junior
JamesOn CurryOklahoma State6-3Junior
Chris DanielsTexas A&M-Corpus Christi7-0Junior
Glen DavisLSU6-9Junior
Kevin DurantTexas6-9Freshman
Drew GibsonWofford6-2Junior
Jeff GreenGeorgetown6-9Junior
Taurean GreenFlorida6-0Junior
DeVon HardinCalifornia6-11Junior
Spencer HawesWashington7-0Freshman
Roy HibbertGeorgetown7-2Junior
Al HorfordFlorida6-10Junior
Leon JacobTexas A&M International6-1Junior
Dominic JamesMarquette5-11Sophomore
Robert Earl JohnsonClinton JC (SC)6-7Freshman
Joseph JonesTexas A&M6-9Junior
Marcel JonesOregon State6-8Junior
Marcelus KempNevada6-5Junior
Kellen LeeLos Angeles City College6-11Sophomore
James MaysClemson6-9Junior
Bo McCalebbNew Orleans6-0Junior
Dominic McGuireFresno State6-8Junior
Josh McRobertsDuke6-10Sophomore
Tack MinorLSU6-0Junior
Joakim NoahFlorida6-11Junior
Greg OdenOhio State7-0Freshman
Kendaris PeltonSouthern Mississippi6-6Junior
Bruce PriceTennessee State6-3Junior
Gabe PruittSouthern California6-4Junior
Shaun PruittIllinois6-10Junior
Charles RhodesMississippi State6-8Junior
Maureece RiceGeorge Washington6-1Junior
Brandon RushKansas6-6Sophomore
Ramon SessionsNevada6-3Junior
Sean SingletaryVirginia6-0Junior
Jason SmithColorado State7-0Junior
Rodney StuckeyEastern Washington6-5Sophomore
Spencer TollacksonMinnesota6-9Junior
Isaac WellsArkansas State6-8Junior
Terrance WhitersArkansas Tech5-11Junior
Marcus WilliamsArizona6-7Sophomore
Sean WilliamsBoston College6-10Junior
Brandan WrightNorth Carolina6-9Freshman
Julian WrightKansas6-8Sophomore
Nick YoungSouthern California6-6Junior
Thaddeus YoungGeorgia Tech6-8Freshman


The following is the list of international players who have applied for early entry into the 2007 NBA Draft:

International Players
Player Team/Country Height Status
Ralfi Silva AnsaloniPraia Club (Brazil)7-01987 DOB
Stanko BaracSiroki (Bosnia)7-21986 DOB
Rodrigue BeauboisCholet (France)6-01988 DOB
Marco BelinelliClimamio Bologna (Italy)6-51986 DOB
Hakan DemirelFenerbahce Ulker (Turkey)6-41986 DOB
Romain DuportLe Havre (France)7-01986 DOB
Kyrylo FesenkoCherkasy (Ukraine)7-01986 DOB
Vladimir GolubovicVojvodina (Serbia)7-01986 DOB
Rafael HettsheimeierAkasvayu Vic (Spain)6-101986 DOB
Deyan IvanovDrac Inca (Spain)6-91986 DOB
Kaloyan IvanovVive Menorca (Spain)6-91986 DOB
Maxym IvshynAzovmash (Ukraine)6-101986 DOB
Petteri KoponenHonka (Finland)6-41988 DOB
Ivan MarasBuducnost (Montenegro)6-91986 DOB
Manuchar MarkoishviliOlimpija (Slovenia)6-51986 DOB
Douglas Angelo NunesUberlandia (Brazil)6-71987 DOB
Caner OnerAlpella (Turkey)6-71987 DOB
Miroslav RaduljicaFMP (Serbia)7-01988 DOB
Nikita ShabalkinSamara (Russia)6-91986 DOB
Vladimir StimacValmiera (Latvia)6-91987 DOB
Gabriel SzalayNorrkoping (Sweden)7-11986 DOB
Ante TomicKK Zagreb (Croatia)7-21987 DOB
Caio TorresEstudiantes (Spain)6-111987 DOB
Yi JianlianGuandong Southern Tigers (China)6-111987 DOB
Artem ZabelinAvtodor (Russia)7-01988 DOB

*Country indicates where team plays, not country of nationality.


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