Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Twenty-Five Players Withdraw from NBA Draft; Chicago Combine Invites
Twenty-five players have officially withdrawn from the NBA Draft.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.
CHICAGO COMBINE INVITES
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/ClubKeith Benson OaklandMarshon Brooks ProvidenceAlec Burks ColoradoJimmy Butler MarquetteNorris Cole Cleveland StateKenneth Faried Morehead StateJimmer Fredette Brigham YoungAndrew Goudelock College of CharlestonJordan Hamilton TexasBen Hansbrough Notre DameJustin Harper RichmondTobias Harris TennesseeTyler Honeycutt UCLAScotty Hopson TennesseeKyrie Irving DukeReggie Jackson Boston CollegeRick Jackson SyracuseCharles Jenkins HofstraJaJuan Johnson PurdueCory Joseph TexasEnes Kanter KentuckyBrandon Knight KentuckyMalcolm Lee UCLAKawhi Leonard San Diego StateTravis Leslie GeorgiaJon Leuer WisconsinDeAndre Liggins KentuckyDavid Lighty Ohio StateShelvin Mack ButlerDemetri McCamey IllinoisE’Twaun Moore PurdueDarius Morris MichiganMarcus Morris KansasMarkieff Morris KansasLucas Riva Nogueira Estudiantes II (Spain)Chandler Parsons FloridaJereme Richmond IllinoisJosh Selby KansasIman Shumpert Georgia TechKyle Singler DukeChris Singleton Florida StateJamie Skeen Virginia CommonwealthGreg Smith Fresno StateNolan Smith DukeIsaiah Thomas WashingtonMalcolm Thomas San Diego StateTrey Thompkins GeorgiaKlay Thompson Washington StateTristan Thompson TexasJeremy Tyler San Diego HS/Maccabi Haifa (Israel)/Tokyo Apache (Japan)Nikola Vucevic Southern CaliforniaKemba Walker ConnecticutDerrick Williams ArizonaJordan Williams Maryland
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.