2012 NBA Draft: League announces early entry candidates

The NBA released its list of early entry candidates for this year’s draft.  A total of 66 players announced their intentions of entering the 2012 pool.  If any of the 49 U.S. players and 17 internationals get cold feet, they have until Monday, June 18, 2 pm PST to withdraw their names from consideration.

Key draft dates:

  1. May 30: NBA Draft Lottery (The Kings have a 7.6 percent chance to win, which are the fifth best odds behind New Orleans, Cleveland, Washington and Charlotte)
  2. June 6-8: NBA Pre-draft Combine takes place in Chicago
  3. June 28: NBA Draft

After the jump, the entire list of early entry candidates.

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
J’Covan 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. John’s 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
D’Angelo Williams Notre Dame de Namur (CA) 6-3 Junior
Tony Wroten Washington 6-5 Freshman
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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