NEW YORK, June 20 – Twenty-four players who had declared as early entry candidates for NBA Draft 2002 have withdrawn their names from the draft. There are currently 42 collegiate and high school players and five international prospects that are early entry candidates.

Here is the list of college players who have withdrawn their names from consideration for NBA Draft 2002:

Player School Height Status
Brandon BenderLouisville6-9Freshman
Willie DeanePurdue6-1Junior
Henry Domercant Eastern Illinois 6-4 Junior
Kevin Gaines Houston 6-4 Sophomore
Brandon Hunter Ohio 6-7 Junior
Chris Marcus Western Kentucky 7-1 Junior
Chris Massie Memphis 6-8 Junior
Glen McGowan Pepperdine 6-8 Sophomore
Uche Nsonwu-Amadi Wyoming 6-10 Junior
Uche Okafor Missouri 6-11 Junior
Marlon Parmer New Mexico 6-2 Junior
Brandon Roy Garfield HS (Washington) 6-6 HS Senior
Julian Sensley Fresno State 6-8 Freshman
Theron Smith Ball State 6-8 Junior

Here is the list of international players who have withdrawn their names from consideration for NBA Draft 2002:

Player School Height Date of Birth
Jose Manuel Calderon Fuenlabrada (Spain) 6-2 1981
Boris Diaw Pau Orthez (France) 6-7 1982
Andreas Gliniadakis Panellinios (Greece) 7-0 1981
Hakan Koseoglu Darussafaka (Turkey) 6-2 1981
Albert Miralles Ourense (Spain) 6-9 1983
Zaur Pachulia Ulker (Turkey) 6-11 1984
Miljan Pupovic Hemofarm Vrsac (Yugoslavia) 6-10 1983
Christos Tapoutos AEK Athens (Greece) 6-7 1982
Anderson Varejao F.C. Barcelona (Spain) 6-6 1982
Agron Xiarchos Peristeri (Greece) 6-11 1981

Following is the list of players who remain early entry candidates for NBA Draft 2002, which will be held Wednesday, June 26, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City:

Player School Height Status
Lee Benson Jr. Brown Mackie JC (Kansas) 6-9Freshman
Rodney Bias Shelton State (Alabama) 6-9 Sophomore
Cordell Billups Pierce College (Washington) 6-3 Sophomore
Carlos Boozer Duke 6-9 Junior
Curtis Borchardt Stanford 6-11 Junior
Caron Butler Connecticut 6-7 Sophomore
DeAngelo Collins Inglewood HS (California) 6-10 HS Senior
Lenny Cooke Central Flint HS (Michigan) 6-6 HS Senior
Mike Dunleavy Duke 6-9 Junior
Drew Gooden Kansas 6-10 Junior
Rod Grizzard Alabama 6-8 Junior
Marcus Haislip Tennessee 6-10 Junior
Rashid Hardwick Eastern Oklahoma State 7-0 Freshman
Adam Harrington Auburn 6-5 Junior
Casey Jacobsen Stanford 6-6 Junior
Chris Jefferies Fresno State 6-8 Junior
Jared Jeffries Indiana 6-10 Sophomore
Muhammed Lasege Louisville 6-11 Sophomore
Tito Maddox Fresno State 6-4 Sophomore
Kei Madison Okaloosa-Walton (Florida) 6-8 Sophomore
Roger Mason Jr. Virginia 6-5 Junior
William “Smush” Parker Fordham 6-4 Sophomore
Giedrius Rinkevicius Bridgton Academy (Maine) 7-2 HS Senior
Kareem Rush Missouri 6-6 Junior
Jamal Sampson California 6-11 Freshman
Jerry Sanders Northern Illinois 6-8 Sophomore
Eddie Shelby Dixie State College (Utah) 6-3 Sophomore
Bobby Smith Robert Morris (Illinois) 6-3 Junior
Melvin Steward Eastern New Mexico 6-4 Junior
Amare Stoudemire Cypress Creek HS (Orlando) 6-10 HS Senior
Marcus Taylor Michigan State 6-3 Sophomore
Terrell Taylor Creighton 6-3 Junior
Dajuan Wagner Memphis 6-3 Freshman
Adrian Walton Fordham 6-2 Freshman
Joseph Ward Fort Hays State (Kansas) 6-6 Junior
Omar Weaver Riverside CC (California) 6-8 Freshman
Chris Wilcox Maryland 6-10 Sophomore
Troy Wiley Rhode Island 6-8 Junior
Frank Williams Illinois 6-3 Junior
George Williams Houston 6-8 Junior
Jay Williams Duke 6-2 Junior
Qyntel Woods NE Mississippi CC 6-8 Sophomore

The following is the list of international players who have applied for early entry into NBA Draft 2002:

Player School Height Date of Birth
Peter Fehse SV Halle (Germany) 6-11 1983
Maybyner “Nene” Hilario Vasco da Gama (Brazil) 6-9 1982
Nenad Krstic Partizan (Yugoslavia) 6-11 1983
Mladen Sekularac FMP Zeleznik (Yugoslavia) 6-8 1981
Nikoloz Tskitishvili Benetton Treviso (Italy) 6-11 1983