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Final List of Early Entry Candidates Set

NEW YORK, June 21 -- Twenty-one players who had declared as early entry candidates for NBA Draft 2001 have withdrawn their names from the draft. There are currently 47 collegiate and high school players and seven international prospects who are early entry candidates.

Here is the list of college players who have withdrawn their names from consideration for NBA Draft 2001:

Player School Height Status
Keith Bogans Kentucky 6-5 Sophomore
Sam Clancy Southern California 6-7 Junior
Patrick Doctor American 6-9 Junior
Corsley Edwards Central Connecticut 6-9 Junior
Jason Gardner Arizona 5-10 Sophomore
Reo Logan Miami (Fla.) 6-10 Freshman
Tito Maddox Fresno State 6-4 Freshman
Tayshaun Prince Kentucky 6-9 Junior
Jawan Simpson Puget Sound Christian College 6-4 Freshman
Derick Singleton St. Paul's College (Va.) 6-8 Junior
Damien Wilkins North Carolina State 6-6 Sophomore


Here is the list of international players who have withdrawn their names from consideration for NBA Draft 2001:

Player School Height Status
Goran Cakic Radnicki (Yugoslavia) 6-8 1980
Carlos Delfino Reggio Calabria (Italy) 6-6 1982
Jefferson de Souza Sobral Vasco da Gama (Brazil) 6-8 1980
Boris Diaw Pau Orthez (France) 6-7 1982
Vlado Ilievski Antalya (Turkey) 6-2 1980
Arvydas Macijauskas Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania) 6-4 1980
Bostjan Nachbar Pivovarna Lasko (Slovenia) 6-9 1980
Lazaros Papadopoulos Iraklis (Greece) 6-11 1980
Luis Scola Tau Ceramica (Spain) 6-9 1980
Mladen Sekularac FMP Zeleznik (Yugoslavia) 6-8 1981


Following is the list of players who remain early entry candidates for NBA Draft 2001, which will be held Wednesday, June 27, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City:

Player School Height Status
Gilbert Arenas Arizona 6-3 Sophomore
Brandon Armstrong Pepperdine 6-4 Junior
Malcolm Battles New Mexico 6-7 Junior
Tavorris Bell Rhode Island 6-6 Junior
Preston Bennett Grayson C.C. (Texas) 6-6 Freshman
Michael Bradley Villanova 6-10 Junior
Jamison Brewer Auburn 6-5 Sophomore
Kedrick Brown Okaloosa-Walton C.C. (Florida) 6-7 Sophomore
Kwame Brown Glynn Academy H.S. (Ga.) 6-11 H.S. senior
SirValiant Brown George Washington 6-1 Sophomore
Nick Burwell Orange Coast College (Calif.) 6-3 Sophomore
Tyson Chandler Dominguez H.S. (Calif.) 7-0 H.S. senior
Ousmane Cisse St. Jude Catholic H.S. (Ala.) 6-9 H.S. senior
Jason Collins Stanford 6-11 R.S. Sophomore
Omar Cook St. John's 6-1 Freshman
Eddy Curry Thornwood H.S. (Ill.) 6-11 H.S. Senior
Samuel Dalembert Seton Hall 6-11 Sophomore
Edwin "Greedy" Daniels Texas Christian 6-0 Junior
DeSagana Diop Oak Hill Academy (H.S.) (Va.) 7-0 H.S. Senior
Maurice Evans Texas 6-5 Junior
Benjamin Eze Southern Idaho 6-11 Freshman
Alton Ford Houston 6-9 Freshman
Joseph Forte North Carolina 6-4 Sophomore
Jerry Green Cal-Irvine 6-3 Junior
Eddie Griffin Seton Hall 6-9 Freshman
Rob Griffin Iowa 6-6 Junior
Rashid Hardwick Eastern Oklahoma State 7-0 Freshman
Trenton Hassell Austin Peay 6-5 Junior
Kirk Haston Indiana 6-10 Junior
Draper Housley Lee College (Texas) 6-4 Sophomore
Steven Hunter DePaul 7-0 Sophomore
Richard Jefferson Arizona 6-7 Junior
Joe Johnson Arkansas 6-8 Sophomore
Tony Key Centennial H.S. (Calif.) 6-10 H.S. Senior
D.A. Layne Georgia 6-0 Junior
Zach Marbury Rhode Island 6-3 Junior
Jamario Moon Meridian C.C. (Miss.) 6-8 Sophomore
Troy Murphy Notre Dame 6-11 Junior
Zach Randolph Michigan State 6-9 Freshman
Jason Richardson Michigan State 6-6 Sophomore
Kenny Satterfield Cincinnati 6-1 Sophomore
Bobby Simmons DePaul 6-7 Junior
Will Solomon Clemson 6-1 Junior
Clifton Terry Kennedy-King College (Ill.) 6-7 Sophomore
Gerald Wallace Alabama 6-7 Freshman
Rodney White Charlotte 6-9 Freshman
Michael Wright Arizona 6-7 Junior


Following is the list of international players who remain early entry candidates for NBA Draft 2001:

Player Team Height Year of birth
Denis Ershov Spartak (Russia) 7-1 1981
Antonis Fotsis Panathinaikos (Greece) 6-9 1981
Pau Gasol F.C. Barcelona (Spain) 7-0 1980
Robertas Javtokas Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania) 6-10 1980
Raul Lopez Real Madrid (Spain) 6-0 1980
Tony Parker Paris Basket Racing (France) 6-2 1982
Vladimir Radmanovic FMP Zeleznik (Yugoslavia) 6-9 1980


NBA Draft 2001 will be held at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City starting at 7 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, June 27. The Draft will air live on Turner Network Television (TNT) and ESPN Radio in the United States, and on SportsNet in Canada. Tickets for the Draft will only be available on June 27 at the Madison Square Garden box office for $10.


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