2013 NBA Draft Early Entry Candidates

Lost in the headlines of the Sacramento Kings relocation saga, the NBA announced yesterday its list of early entry candidates for this year’s draft.  The pool consists of 77 players, 46 of whom are from American colleges to go along with 31 international prospects.

Among the notable entries are Trey Burke of Michigan, Michael Carter-Williams of Syracuse, Shabazz Muhammad of UCLA, Cody Zeller of Indiana and Nerlens Noel of Kentucky.  The Kings finished with the sixth worst record in the NBA this year, meaning they have a 6.3 percent chance of winning the No.1 overall pick.  The NBA Draft Lottery will be held on Tuesday, May 21.

The league required that all players hoping to be eligible for the 2013 NBA Draft submitted a letter of intent no later than this past Sunday, April 28.  The prospects listed below can withdraw from the draft by informing the league before or by 5 pm ET on Monday, June 17.  The draft is scheduled for Thursday, June 27 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Early Entry Candidates for 2013 Draft

Player School Height Status
Steven Adams Pittsburgh 7-0 Freshman
C.J. Aiken St. Joseph’s 6-9 Junior
Anthony Bennett UNLV 6-8 Freshman
Vander Blue Marquette 6-4 Junior
Lorenzo Brown North Carolina State 6-5 Junior
Reggie Bullock North Carolina 6-7 Junior
Trey Burke Michigan 6-0 Sophomore
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Georgia 6-5 Sophomore
Michael Carter-Williams Syracuse 6-5 Sophomore
Adrien Coleman Bethune-Cookman 6-5 Junior
Allen Crabbe California 6-6 Junior
Dewayne Dedmon Southern California 7-0 Junior
Gorgui Dieng Louisville 6-11 Junior
Jamaal Franklin San Diego State 6-5 Junior
Archie Goodwin Kentucky 6-4 Freshman
Tim Hardaway Jr. Michigan 6-6 Junior
Grant Jerrett Arizona 6-10 Freshman
Christian Kabongo New Mexico State 6-4 Sophomore
Myck Kabongo Texas 6-1 Sophomore
Shane Larkin Miami 5-11 Sophomore
Ricky Ledo Providence 6-7 Freshman
Alex Len Maryland 7-1 Sophomore
C.J. Leslie North Carolina State 6-9 Junior
Nurideen Lindsey Rider 6-3 Junior
Amath M’Baye Oklahoma 6-9 Junior
Ray McCallum Detroit 6-3 Junior
Ben McLemore Kansas 6-5 Freshman
Tony Mitchell North Texas 6-8 Sophomore
Shabazz Muhammad UCLA 6-6 Freshman
Nerlens Noel Kentucky 6-10 Freshman
Victor Oladipo Indiana 6-5 Junior
Kelly Olynyk Gonzaga 7-0 Junior
Norvel Pelle Los Angeles College Prep. Acad. 6-9 Post-Graduate
Otto Porter Jr. Georgetown 6-8 Sophomore
Marshawn Powell Arkansas 6-7 Junior
Phil Pressey Missouri 5-11 Junior
Andre Roberson Colorado 6-7 Junior
Joshua Simmons Spartanburg Methodist (JC) 6-4 Freshman
Trevis Simpson North Carolina-Greensboro 6-4 Junior
Tony Snell New Mexico 6-7 Junior
Tahj Tate Delaware State 6-4 Sophomore
John Taylor Fresno Pacific 6-1 Junior
Adonis Thomas Memphis 6-7 Sophomore
Deshaun Thomas Ohio State 6-7 Junior
B.J. Young Arkansas 6-3 Sophomore
Cody Zeller Indiana 6-11 Sophomore


International Early Entry Candidates

Player Team/Country Height Status
Alejandro Abrines Barcelona (Spain) 6-6 1993 DOB
Giannis Adetokunbo Filathlitikos (Greece) 6-9 1994 DOB
Francois Affia Ambadiang Geoplin Slovan (Slovenia) 6-11 1993 DOB
Nemanja Besovic Partizan (Serbia) 7-2 1992 DOB
Bogdan Bogdanovic Partizan (Serbia) 6-6 1992 DOB
Matias Bortolin Arkadia (Austria) 6-9 1993 DOB
Linos Chrysikopoulos PAOK (Greece) 6-9 1992 DOB
Laszlo Dobos Zaragoza (Spain) 7-3 1993 DOB
Dorde Drenovac Biancoblu (Italy) 6-8 1992 DOB
Viktor Gaddefors Oknoplast Bologna (Italy) 6-7 1992 DOB
Rudy Gobert Cholet (France) 7-0 1992 DOB
Mouhammadou Jaiteh Boulogne (France) 6-10 1994 DOB
Livio Jean-Charles ASVEL (France) 6-8 1993 DOB
Sergey Karasev Triumph (Russia) 6-7 1993 DOB
Louis Labeyrie Paris-Levallois (France) 6-10 1992 DOB
Raul Neto Lagun Aro GBC (Spain) 6-1 1992 DOB
Philipp Neumann Brose Baskets (Germany) 6-10 1992 DOB
Lucas Riva Nogueira Estudiantes (Spain) 7-0 1992 DOB
Alexandre Paranhos Flamengo (Brazil) 6-8 1992 DOB
Artem Pustovyi Khimik (Ukraine) 7-1 1992 DOB
Bogdan Radosavljevic Bayern Muenchen (Germany) 6-11 1993 DOB
Marko Ramljak Zadar (Croatia) 6-6 1993 DOB
Dario Saric Cibona (Croatia) 6-9 1994 DOB
Dennis Schroder New Yorker Phantoms (Germany) 6-1 1993 DOB
Strahinja Stojacic Smederevo (Serbia) 6-5 1992 DOB
Walter Tavares Gran Canaria (Spain) 7-2 1992 DOB
Daniel Theis Ratiopharm (Germany) 6-8 1992 DOB
Janis Timma Ventspils (Latvia) 6-7 1992 DOB
Marko Todorovic Barcelona (Spain) 6-10 1992 DOB
Axel Toupane Strasbourg (France) 6-6 1992 DOB
Adin Vrabac Spars Sarajevo (Bosnia) 6-7 1994 DOB


Jonathan Santiago
Jonathan Santiago serves Cowbell Kingdom as senior editor specializing in writing, podcasting and video production. He also handles the majority of CK’s day-to-day beat coverage of the Kings.

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