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Thursday / October 18.
  • Twenty-Five Players Withdraw from NBA Draft; Chicago Combine Invites

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    Twenty-five players have officially withdrawn from the NBA Draft. Here’s the list:

    Olu Ashaolu, Louisiana Tech

    Keion Bell, Pepperdine

    Laurence Bowers, Missouri

    TyShwan Edmondson, Austin Peay

    Kim English, Missouri

    Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh

    Desmond Holloway, Coastal Carolina

    Terrell Holloway, Xavier

    Orlando Johnson, UC-Santa Barbara

    Reggie Johnson, Miami

    Tiondre Johnson, Coastal Bend JC (TX)

    Kevin Jones, West Virginia

    Terrence Jones, Kentucky

    David Loubeau, Texas A&M

    Greg Mangano, Yale

    Cameron Moore, Alabama-Birmingham

    Darrion Pellum, Hampton

    J.P. Primm, North Carolina-Asheville

    Ralph Sampson III, Minnesota

    John Shurna, Northwestern

    Tony Taylor, George Washington

    Hollis Thompson, Georgetown

    Thomas Tibbs Jr., Staten Island

    Charlie Westbrook, South Dakota

    Brandon Wood, Valparaiso

    Following the NBA’s early entry withdrawal deadline of 5:00 PM (EDT) on June 13, a full listing of players will be released who provided the NBA with timely notice that they wish to be removed from the list of “early entry” players eligible for selection in the 2011 NBA Draft.

    The 2011 NBA Draft will be held on June 23 at the Prudential Center in Newark.


    Here’s a list of players who remained in the Draft and are slated to be at the Chicago Predraft Camp next week.

    Player College/Club
    Keith Benson Oakland
    Marshon Brooks Providence
    Alec Burks Colorado
    Jimmy Butler Marquette
    Norris Cole Cleveland State
    Kenneth Faried Morehead State
    Jimmer Fredette Brigham Young
    Andrew Goudelock College of Charleston
    Jordan Hamilton Texas
    Ben Hansbrough Notre Dame
    Justin Harper Richmond
    Tobias Harris Tennessee
    Tyler Honeycutt UCLA
    Scotty Hopson Tennessee
    Kyrie Irving Duke
    Reggie Jackson Boston College
    Rick Jackson Syracuse
    Charles Jenkins Hofstra
    JaJuan Johnson Purdue
    Cory Joseph Texas
    Enes Kanter Kentucky
    Brandon Knight Kentucky
    Malcolm Lee UCLA
    Kawhi Leonard San Diego State
    Travis Leslie Georgia
    Jon Leuer Wisconsin
    DeAndre Liggins Kentucky
    David Lighty Ohio State
    Shelvin Mack Butler
    Demetri McCamey Illinois
    E’Twaun Moore Purdue
    Darius Morris Michigan
    Marcus Morris Kansas
    Markieff Morris Kansas
    Lucas Riva Nogueira Estudiantes II (Spain)
    Chandler Parsons Florida
    Jereme Richmond Illinois
    Josh Selby Kansas
    Iman Shumpert Georgia Tech
    Kyle Singler Duke
    Chris Singleton Florida State
    Jamie Skeen Virginia Commonwealth
    Greg Smith Fresno State
    Nolan Smith Duke
    Isaiah Thomas Washington
    Malcolm Thomas San Diego State
    Trey Thompkins Georgia
    Klay Thompson Washington State
    Tristan Thompson Texas
    Jeremy Tyler San Diego HS/Maccabi Haifa (Israel)/Tokyo Apache (Japan)
    Nikola Vucevic Southern California
    Kemba Walker Connecticut
    Derrick Williams Arizona
    Jordan Williams Maryland

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.