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NBA announces early entry candidates for 2012 NBA Draft

By Official release
Posted May 3 2012 7:12PM

NEW YORK -- The National Basketball Association announced today that 66 players, including 49 players from U.S. colleges and 17 international players, have filed as early entry candidates for the 2012 NBA Draft.

Players wishing to enter the 2012 NBA Draft were required to submit a letter to the NBA to be received no later than Sunday, April 29. Players who have applied for early entry have the right to withdraw their names from consideration for the Draft by notifying the NBA of their decision in writing no later than 5 p.m. ET on Monday, June 18.

Following is the list of players from U.S. colleges who have applied for early entry into the 2012 NBA Draft, which will be held Thursday, June 28, at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Early Entry Candidates for 2012 NBA Draft

Player School Height Status
Erik Austin Jackson CC (MI) 6-3 Freshman
Harrison Barnes North Carolina 6-8 Sophomore
Will Barton Memphis 6-6 Sophomore
Bradley Beal Florida 6-3 Freshman
JCovan Brown Texas 6-1 Junior
Dominic Cheek Villanova 6-6 Junior
Jared Cunningham Oregon State 6-4 Junior
Anthony Davis Kentucky 6-10 Freshman
Andre Drummond Connecticut 6-10 Freshman
Dominique Ferguson Florida International 6-9 Sophomore
Justin Hamilton LSU 7-0 Junior
Moe Harkless St. Johns 6-8 Freshman
John Henson North Carolina 6-11 Junior
John Jenkins Vanderbilt 6-4 Junior
Perry Jones III Baylor 6-11 Sophomore
Terrence Jones Kentucky 6-9 Sophomore
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Kentucky 6-7 Freshman
Doron Lamb Kentucky 6-4 Sophomore
Jeremy Lamb Connecticut 6-5 Sophomore
Meyers Leonard Illinois 7-1 Sophomore
Damian Lillard Weber State 6-3 Junior
Kendall Marshall North Carolina 6-4 Sophomore
Fab Melo Syracuse 7-0 Sophomore
Khris Middleton Texas A&M 6-7 Junior
Quincy Miller Baylor 6-9 Freshman
Tony Mitchell Alabama 6-6 Junior
Arnett Moultrie Mississippi State 6-11 Junior
Reeves Nelson UCLA/Zalgiris (Lithuania) 6-8 -
Austin Rivers Duke 6-3 Freshman
Peter Roberson Grambling State 7-0 Junior
Quincy Roberts Grambling State 6-5 Junior
Thomas Robinson Kansas 6-9 Junior
Terrence Ross Washington 6-6 Sophomore
Avery Scharer Shoreline CC (WA) 6-1 Sophomore
Renardo Sidney Mississippi State 6-10 Junior
Jonathon Simmons Houston 6-6 Junior
Terrell Stoglin Maryland 6-1 Sophomore
Gerardo Suero Albany 6-4 Junior
Jared Sullinger Ohio State 6-9 Sophomore
Raymond Taylor Florida Atlantic 5-6 Junior
Marquis Teague Kentucky 6-2 Freshman
Joston Thomas Hawaii 6-7 Junior
Hollis Thompson Georgetown 6-8 Junior
Richard Townsend-Gant Vancouver Island University 6-5 Junior
Dion Waiters Syracuse 6-4 Sophomore
Maalik Wayns Villanova 6-1 Junior
Royce White Iowa State 6-8 Sophomore
DAngelo Williams Notre Dame de Namur (CA) 6-3 Junior
Tony Wroten Washington 6-5 Freshman

The following is the list of international players who have applied for early entry into the 2012 NBA Draft:

Player Team/Country Height Status
Furkan Aldemir Galatasaray (Turkey) 6-10 1991 DOB
Jonas Bergstedt Torrelodones (Spain) 6-11 1991 DOB
Evan Fournier Poitiers (France) 6-7 1992 DOB
Josep Franch Murcia (Spain) 6-5 1991 DOB
Maximilian Kleber s Oliver Baskets (Germany) 6-5 1992 DOB
Lahaou Konate Evreux (France) 6-5 1991 DOB
Mindaugas Kupsas Baltai Kaunas (Lithuania) 7-0 1991 DOB
Joffrey Lauvergne Chalon (France) 6-11 1991 DOB
Abdoulaye Loum Gravelines (France) 6-11 1991 DOB
Nika Metreveli Sassari (Italy) 7-0 1991 DOB
Nemanja Nedovic Crvena Zvezda (Serbia) 6-4 1991 DOB
Alen Omic Zlatorog (Slovenia) 7-0 1992 DOB
Jakub Parzenski PGB Basket (Poland) 6-10 1991 DOB
Sertac Sanli Galatasaray (Turkey) 7-0 1991 DOB
Tomas Satoransky Cajasol (Spain) 6-7 1991 DOB
Tornike Shengelia Spirou (Belgium) 6-10 1991 DOB
Mathieu Wojciechowski Gravelines (France) 6-6 1992 DOB
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