NBA releases list of early entry candidates for 2014 NBA Draft

The NBA recently released the list of early entrants into this year’s draft.  Exactly 75 players have filed as early entry candidates for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Of this year’s early entrants, 45 players are from the collegiate ranks while 30 are of the international variety.  Each player was required to submit a letter to the league office no later than last Sunday, April 27.  They can still, however, withdraw their names from consideration for the draft by notifying the NBA no later than 5 pm EST on Monday, June 16.

It is worth noting that former North Carolina guard PJ Hairston is the only early entry candidate from the D-League.  After leaving Chapel Hill last year, Hairston continued his career with the D-League’s Texas Legends.  Five other D-Leaguers are automatically eligible for the NBA Draft: Thanasis Antetokounmpo (Delaware 87ers), Aquille Carr (Delaware 87ers), Cleveland Melvin (Erie BayHawks), Norvel Pelle (Delaware 87ers) and Elijah Pittman (Delaware 87ers).

Below is the complete list of players who have applied for early entry into the 2014 NBA Draft.

College/North American Entrants

Jordan AdamsUCLA
William AlstonCC of Baltimore County Dundalk
Mychal AmmonsSouth Alabama
Kyle AndersonUCLA
Isaiah AustinBaylor
Chane BehananLouisville
Sim BhullarNew Mexico State
Khem BirchUNLV
Jabari BrownMissouri
Jahii CarsonArizona State
Semaj ChristonXavier
Jordan ClarksonMissouri
DeAndre DanielsConnecticut
Spencer DinwiddieColorado
Joel EmbiidKansas
Tyler EnnisSyracuse
Aaron GordonArizona
Jerami GrantSyracuse
P.J. HairstonNorth Carolina/Texas (D-League)
Gary HarrisMichigan State
Rodney HoodDuke
Nick JohnsonArizona
Alex KirkNew Mexico
Zach LaVineUCLA
James Michael McAdooNorth Carolina
K.J. McDanielsClemson
Mitch McGaryMichigan
Eric MorelandOregon State
Johnny O’Bryant IIILSU
Jabari ParkerDuke
Elfrid PaytonLouisiana-Lafayette
Julius RandleKentucky
Glenn Robinson IIIMichigan
LaQuinton RossOhio State
Antonio RuckerClinton JC (SC)
Jakarr SampsonSt. John’s
Marcus SmartOklahoma State
Roscoe SmithUNLV
Nik StauskasMichigan
Jarnell StokesTennessee
Noah VonlehIndiana
T.J. WarrenNorth Carolina State
Andrew WigginsKansas
James YoungKentucky
Ta’Quan ZimmermanThompson Rivers (Canada)

International Entrants

PlayerTeam (Team Country)/Home Country
Eleftherios BochoridisAris (Greece)/Greece
Matias BortolinRegatas Corrientes (Argentina)/Argentina
Nedim BuzaSpars Sarajevo (Bosnia)/Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bruno CabocloPinheiros (Brazil)/Brazil
Berkay CandanTED Kolejliler (Turkey)/Turkey
Clint CapelaChalon (France)/Switzerland
Joonas CavénJoventut (Spain)/Finland
Nemanja DangubicMega Vizura (Serbia)/Serbia
Moussa DiagneFuenlabrada (Spain)/Senegal
Tomas DimšaZalgiris (Lithuania)/Lithuania
Marcus ErikssonManresa (Spain)/Sweden
Danté ExumAustralia
Ilja GromovsVentspils (Latvia)/Latvia
Damien InglisRoanne (France)/France
Nikola JokicMega Vizura (Serbia)/Serbia
Michalis KamperidisFilathlitikos (Greece)/Greece
Artem KlimenkoAvtodor (Russia)/Russia
Rasmus LarsenManresa (Spain)/Denmark
Lucas MarianoVivo Franca (Brazil)/Brazil
Vasilije MicicMega Vizura (Serbia)/Serbia
Jusuf NurkicCedevita (Croatia)/Bosnia & Herzegovina
Mateusz PonitkaOostende (Belgium)/Poland
Kristaps PorzingisCajasol (Spain)/Latvia
Marko RamljakZadar (Croatia)/Croatia
Dario ŠarićCibona (Croatia)/Croatia
Ojars SilinsReggio Emilia (Italy)/Latvia
Alejandro SuarezJoventut (Spain)/Spain
Devon Van OostrumVitoria (Spain)/Holland
Guillem VivesJoventut (Spain)/Spain
Adin VrabacSpars Sarajevo (Bosnia)/Bosnia & Herzegovina

The draft will be held on Thursday, June 26 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but a month before that, its order will be determined in the league’s annual draft lottery.  The Kings, who finished with a 28-54 record, have the seventh best odds of winning this year’s lotto, which takes place on May 20.  According to News10’s Brian May, Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadivé will represent the franchise at the annual lottery drawing.


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