NEW YORK, June 17, 2008 Forty-eight players who had declared as early entry candidates for the 2008 NBA Draft presented by Sprite have withdrawn their names from the draft. There are 39 collegiate and five international prospects that remain early entry candidates.

The 2008 NBA Draft presented by Sprite will be held on Thursday, June 26 at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Here is the list of players from U.S. colleges and institutions who have withdrawn their names from consideration for the 2008 NBA Draft presented by Sprite:

Player School Height Status
A.J. Abrams Texas 5-11 Junior
Josh Akognon Cal State Fullerton 5-11 Junior
Antonio Anderson Memphis 6-6 Junior
Derek Bailey Providence Christian Academy (SC) 6-5 Post-Graduate
Jason Bennett Tallahassee CC (FL) 7-3 Sophomore
Chase Budinger Arizona 6-7 Sophomore
Derrick Carracter Louisville 6-9 Sophomore
DeMarre Carroll Missouri 6-8 Junior
Charles Carter Oklahoma Baptist 6-10 Junior
Josh Carter Texas A&M 6-7 Junior
Lee Cummard Brigham Young 6-7 Junior
Robert Dozier Memphis 6-9 Junior
Wayne Ellington North Carolina 6-4 Sophomore
Alonzo Gee Alabama 6-6 Junior
Paul Graham III Florida Atlantic 6-5 Junior
Danny Green North Carolina 6-6 Junior
Lester Hudson Tennessee-Martin 6-3 Junior
Stefon Jackson Texas-El Paso 6-5 Junior
Ty Lawson North Carolina 5-11 Sophomore
Leo Lyons Missouri 6-9 Junior
Jerel McNeal Marquette 6-3 Junior
Jeremy Pargo Gonzaga 6-2 Junior
Courtney Pigram East Tennessee State 6-1 Junior
John Riek Winchendon School (MA) 7-2 Post-Graduate
Josh Shipp UCLA 6-5 Junior
Kiwan Smith Redlands CC (OK) 6-8 Sophomore
Ronald Steele Alabama 6-3 Junior
Robert Vaden Alabama-Birmingham 6-5 Junior
Lorrenzo Wade San Diego State 6-6 Junior
Gordon Watt Houston Baptist 6-6 Junior
Raymond Wright Arkansas-Monticello 6-9 Junior

Here is the list of international players who have withdrawn their names from consideration for the 2008 NBA Draft presented by Sprite:
Player Team/Country Height Status
Rodrigue Beaubois Cholet (France) 6-0 1988 DOB
Mikheil Berishvili BC Vita (Georgia) 6-9 1987 DOB
Omri Casspi Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv (Israel) 6-9 1988 DOB
Victor Claver Pamesa Valencia (Spain) 6-9 1988 DOB
Nando de Colo Cholet (France) 6-5 1987 DOB
Sergey Ilin Budivelnik (Ukraine) 7-6 1987 DOB
Joe Ingles Melbourne S. Dragons (Australia) 6-8 1987 DOB
Jonas Jerebko Biella (Italy) 6-9 1987 DOB
Mladen Jeremic FMP Zeleznik (Serbia) 6-6 1988 DOB
Maxym Korniyenko Dnipro (Ukraine) 6-7 1987 DOB
Luc Louves Orleans (France) 6-10 1989 DOB
Rudy Mbemba Solna (Sweden) 5-11 1987 DOB
Henk Norel Alicante (Spain) 6-11 1987 DOB
Maxim Sheleketo VEF Riga (Latvia) 6-8 1987 DOB
Giorgi Shermadini Maccabi Tbilisi (Georgia) 7-1 1989 DOB
Maksym Vilkhovetskyi Dnipro (Ukraine) 6-3 1988 DOB
Ronalds Zakis VEF Riga (Latvia) 6-9 1987 DOB


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

Following is the list of players from U.S colleges and institutions who remain early entry candidates for the 2008 NBA Draft presented by Sprite:

Player School Height Status
Joe Alexander West Virginia 6-9 Junior
Ryan Anderson California 6-10 Sophomore
Darrell Arthur Kansas 6-9 Sophomore
D.J. Augustin Texas 6-0 Sophomore
Jerryd Bayless Arizona 6-3 Freshman
Michael Beasley Kansas State 6-10 Freshman
Keith Brumbaugh Hillsborough CC (FL) 6-10 Sophomore
Mario Chalmers Kansas 6-1 Junior
Chris Douglas-Roberts Memphis 6-7 Junior
C.J. Giles Oregon State 6-10 Junior
Eric Gordon Indiana 6-4 Freshman
Donte Greene Syracuse 6-11 Freshman
Kalen Grimes Missouri 6-9 Junior
Richard Hendrix Alabama 6-9 Junior
J.J. Hickson North Carolina State 6-9 Freshman
George Hill IUPUI 6-2 Junior
Reggie Huffman Alabama-Birmingham 6-7 Junior
Shawn James Duquesne 6-10 Junior
Davon Jefferson Southern California 6-8 Freshman
DeAndre Jordan Texas A&M 7-0 Freshman
Kosta Koufos Ohio State 7-0 Freshman
Brook Lopez Stanford 7-0 Sophomore
Robin Lopez Stanford 7-0 Sophomore
Kevin Love UCLA 6-10 Freshman
O.J. Mayo Southern California 6-5 Freshman
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute UCLA 6-8 Junior
JaVale McGee Nevada 7-0 Sophomore
Kojo Mensah Duquesne 6-1 Junior
Trent Plaisted Brigham Young 6-11 Junior
Bruce Price Tennessee State 6-3 Junior
Anthony Randolph LSU 6-10 Freshman
JaJuan Robinson Lincoln (PA) 5-11 Freshman
Derrick Rose Memphis 6-3 Freshman
Brandon Rush Kansas 6-6 Junior
Walter Sharpe Alabama-Birmingham 6-9 Sophomore
Marreese Speights Florida 6-10 Sophomore
Bill Walker Kansas State 6-6 Freshman
Russell Westbrook UCLA 6-3 Sophomore

The following is the list of international players who have applied for early entry into the 2008 NBA Draft presented by Sprite:
Player Team/Country Height Status
Alexis Ajinca Hyeres-Toulon (France) 7-1 1988 DOB
Nicolas Batum Le Mans (France) 6-7 1988 DOB
Danilo Gallinari Armani Jeans Milano (Italy) 6-9 1988 DOB
Serge Ibaka L'Hospitalet (Spain) 6-10 1989 DOB
Ante Tomic Zagreb (Croatia) 7-2 1987 DOB

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