NEW YORK, May 17 – The National Basketball Association announced today that 55 college and high school players and 14 international players have filed as early entry candidates for NBA Draft 2002.

Underclassmen and international players wishing to renounce their remaining intercollegiate eligibility and enter NBA Draft 2002 were required to submit a letter to the NBA postmarked no later than Sunday, May 12. 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 Wednesday, June 19.

Attached is the list of college and high school players who have applied for early entry into NBA Draft 2002, which will be held Wednesday, June 26, at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City:

Player School Height Status
Brandon BenderLouisville6-9Freshman
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
Willie Deane Purdue 6-1 Junior
Henry Domercant Eastern Illinois 6-4 Junior
Mike Dunleavy Duke 6-9 Junior
Kevin Gaines Houston 6-4 Sophomore
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
Brandon Hunter Ohio 6-7 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
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
William “Smush” Parker Fordham 6-4 Sophomore
Marlon Parmer New Mexico 6-2 Junior
Giedrius Rinkevicius Bridgton Academy (Maine) 7-2 HS Senior
Brandon Roy Garfield HS (Washington) 6-6 HS Senior
Kareem Rush Missouri 6-6 Junior
Jamal Sampson California 6-11 Freshman
Julian Sensley Fresno State 6-8 Freshman
Eddie Shelby Dixie State College (Utah) 6-3 Sophomore
Bobby Smith Robert Morris (Illinois) 6-3 Junior
Theron Smith Ball State 6-8 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
Jose Manuel Calderon Fuenlabrada (Spain) 6-2 1981
Boris Diaw Pau Orthez (France) 6-7 1982
Peter Fehse SV Halle (Germany) 6-11 1983
Andreas Gliniadakis Panellinios (Greece) 7-0 1981
Maybyner “Nene” Hilario Vasco da Gama (Brazil) 6-9 1982
Hakan Koseoglu Darussafaka (Turkey) 6-2 1981
Nenad Krstic Partizan (Yugoslavia) 6-11 1983
Zaur Pachulia Ulker (Turkey) 6-11 1984
Miljan Pupovic Hemofarm Vrsac (Yugoslavia) 6-10 1983
Mladen Sekularac FMP Zeleznik (Yugoslavia) 6-8 1981
Christos Tapoutos AEK Athens (Greece) 6-7 1982
Nikoloz Tskitishvili Benetton Treviso (Italy) 6-11 1983
Anderson Varejao F.C. Barcelona (Spain) 6-6 1982
Agron Xiarchos Peristeri (Greece) 6-11 1981