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Tuesday / September 27.
  • 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    Twenty-five players have officially withdrawn from the NBA Draft.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.