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

PlayerSchoolHeightStatus
Steven AdamsPittsburgh7-0Freshman
C.J. AikenSt. Joseph’s6-9Junior
Anthony BennettUNLV6-8Freshman
Vander BlueMarquette6-4Junior
Lorenzo BrownNorth Carolina State6-5Junior
Reggie BullockNorth Carolina6-7Junior
Trey BurkeMichigan6-0Sophomore
Kentavious Caldwell-PopeGeorgia6-5Sophomore
Michael Carter-WilliamsSyracuse6-5Sophomore
Adrien ColemanBethune-Cookman6-5Junior
Allen CrabbeCalifornia6-6Junior
Dewayne DedmonSouthern California7-0Junior
Gorgui DiengLouisville6-11Junior
Jamaal FranklinSan Diego State6-5Junior
Archie GoodwinKentucky6-4Freshman
Tim Hardaway Jr.Michigan6-6Junior
Grant JerrettArizona6-10Freshman
Christian KabongoNew Mexico State6-4Sophomore
Myck KabongoTexas6-1Sophomore
Shane LarkinMiami5-11Sophomore
Ricky LedoProvidence6-7Freshman
Alex LenMaryland7-1Sophomore
C.J. LeslieNorth Carolina State6-9Junior
Nurideen LindseyRider6-3Junior
Amath M’BayeOklahoma6-9Junior
Ray McCallumDetroit6-3Junior
Ben McLemoreKansas6-5Freshman
Tony MitchellNorth Texas6-8Sophomore
Shabazz MuhammadUCLA6-6Freshman
Nerlens NoelKentucky6-10Freshman
Victor OladipoIndiana6-5Junior
Kelly OlynykGonzaga7-0Junior
Norvel PelleLos Angeles College Prep. Acad.6-9Post-Graduate
Otto Porter Jr.Georgetown6-8Sophomore
Marshawn PowellArkansas6-7Junior
Phil PresseyMissouri5-11Junior
Andre RobersonColorado6-7Junior
Joshua SimmonsSpartanburg Methodist (JC)6-4Freshman
Trevis SimpsonNorth Carolina-Greensboro6-4Junior
Tony SnellNew Mexico6-7Junior
Tahj TateDelaware State6-4Sophomore
John TaylorFresno Pacific6-1Junior
Adonis ThomasMemphis6-7Sophomore
Deshaun ThomasOhio State6-7Junior
B.J. YoungArkansas6-3Sophomore
Cody ZellerIndiana6-11Sophomore

 

International Early Entry Candidates

PlayerTeam/CountryHeightStatus
Alejandro AbrinesBarcelona (Spain)6-61993 DOB
Giannis AdetokunboFilathlitikos (Greece)6-91994 DOB
Francois Affia AmbadiangGeoplin Slovan (Slovenia)6-111993 DOB
Nemanja BesovicPartizan (Serbia)7-21992 DOB
Bogdan BogdanovicPartizan (Serbia)6-61992 DOB
Matias BortolinArkadia (Austria)6-91993 DOB
Linos ChrysikopoulosPAOK (Greece)6-91992 DOB
Laszlo DobosZaragoza (Spain)7-31993 DOB
Dorde DrenovacBiancoblu (Italy)6-81992 DOB
Viktor GaddeforsOknoplast Bologna (Italy)6-71992 DOB
Rudy GobertCholet (France)7-01992 DOB
Mouhammadou JaitehBoulogne (France)6-101994 DOB
Livio Jean-CharlesASVEL (France)6-81993 DOB
Sergey KarasevTriumph (Russia)6-71993 DOB
Louis LabeyrieParis-Levallois (France)6-101992 DOB
Raul NetoLagun Aro GBC (Spain)6-11992 DOB
Philipp NeumannBrose Baskets (Germany)6-101992 DOB
Lucas Riva NogueiraEstudiantes (Spain)7-01992 DOB
Alexandre ParanhosFlamengo (Brazil)6-81992 DOB
Artem PustovyiKhimik (Ukraine)7-11992 DOB
Bogdan RadosavljevicBayern Muenchen (Germany)6-111993 DOB
Marko RamljakZadar (Croatia)6-61993 DOB
Dario SaricCibona (Croatia)6-91994 DOB
Dennis SchroderNew Yorker Phantoms (Germany)6-11993 DOB
Strahinja StojacicSmederevo (Serbia)6-51992 DOB
Walter TavaresGran Canaria (Spain)7-21992 DOB
Daniel TheisRatiopharm (Germany)6-81992 DOB
Janis TimmaVentspils (Latvia)6-71992 DOB
Marko TodorovicBarcelona (Spain)6-101992 DOB
Axel ToupaneStrasbourg (France)6-61992 DOB
Adin VrabacSpars Sarajevo (Bosnia)6-71994 DOB