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  • NBA Draft Early Entry Candidates

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    Wiggins DunkThe NBA announced today that 75 players, including 45 players from colleges and 30 international players, have filed as early entry candidates for the 2014 NBA Draft.

    Players wishing to enter the 2014 NBA Draft were required to submit a letter to the NBA to be received no later than Sunday, April 27. Players who have applied for early entry have the right to withdraw their names from consideration for the Draft by notifying the NBA of their decision in writing no later than 5 p.m. ET on Monday, June 16.

    Following is the list of players from colleges and post-graduate institutions who have applied for early entry into the 2014 NBA Draft, which will be held Thursday, June 26, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.



    Player School

    Jordan Adams UCLA

    William Alston CC of Baltimore County Dundalk

    Mychal Ammons South Alabama

    Kyle Anderson UCLA

    Isaiah Austin Baylor

    Chane Behanan Louisville

    Sim Bhullar New Mexico State

    Khem Birch UNLV

    Jabari Brown Missouri

    Jahii Carson Arizona State

    Semaj Christon Xavier

    Jordan Clarkson Missouri

    DeAndre Daniels Connecticut

    Spencer Dinwiddie Colorado

    Joel Embiid Kansas

    Tyler Ennis Syracuse

    Aaron Gordon Arizona

    Jerami Grant Syracuse

    P.J. Hairston North Carolina/Texas (D-League)

    Gary Harris Michigan State

    Rodney Hood Duke

    Nick Johnson Arizona

    Alex Kirk New Mexico

    Zach LaVine UCLA

    James Michael McAdoo North Carolina

    K.J. McDaniels Clemson

    Mitch McGary Michigan

    Eric Moreland Oregon State

    Johnny O’Bryant III LSU

    Jabari Parker Duke

    Elfrid Payton Louisiana-Lafayette

    Julius Randle Kentucky

    Glenn Robinson III Michigan

    LaQuinton Ross Ohio State

    Antonio Rucker Clinton JC (SC)

    Jakarr Sampson St. John’s

    Marcus Smart Oklahoma State

    Roscoe Smith UNLV

    Nik Stauskas Michigan

    Jarnell Stokes Tennessee

    Noah Vonleh Indiana

    T.J. Warren North Carolina State

    Andrew Wiggins Kansas

    James Young Kentucky

    Ta’Quan Zimmerman Thompson Rivers (Canada)


    The following is the list of international players who have applied for early entry into the 2014 NBA Draft:

    Player Team (Team Country)/Home Country

    Eleftherios Bochoridis Aris (Greece)/Greece

    Matias Bortolin Regatas Corrientes (Argentina)/Argentina

    Nedim Buza Spars Sarajevo (Bosnia)/Bosnia & Herzegovina

    Bruno Caboclo Pinheiros (Brazil)/Brazil

    Berkay Candan TED Kolejliler (Turkey)/Turkey

    Clint Capela Chalon (France)/ Switzerland

    Joonas Cavén Joventut (Spain) /Finland

    Nemanja Dangubic Mega Vizura (Serbia)/Serbia

    Moussa Diagne Fuenlabrada (Spain)/Senegal

    Tomas Dimša Zalgiris (Lithuania)/Lithuania

    Marcus Eriksson Manresa (Spain) /Sweden

    Danté Exum Australia

    Ilja Gromovs Ventspils (Latvia)/Latvia

    Damien Inglis Roanne (France) /France

    Nikola Jokic Mega Vizura (Serbia)/Serbia

    Michalis Kamperidis Filathlitikos (Greece)/Greece

    Artem Klimenko Avtodor (Russia)/Russia

    Rasmus Larsen Manresa (Spain) /Denmark

    Lucas Mariano Vivo Franca (Brazil)/Brazil

    Vasilije Micic Mega Vizura (Serbia)/Serbia

    Jusuf Nurkic Cedevita (Croatia)/Bosnia & Herzegovina

    Mateusz Ponitka Oostende (Belgium)/Poland

    Kristaps Porzingis Cajasol (Spain)/Latvia

    Marko Ramljak Zadar (Croatia)/Croatia

    Dario Šarić Cibona (Croatia)/Croatia

    Ojars Silins Reggio Emilia (Italy)/Latvia

    Alejandro Suarez Joventut (Spain)/Spain

    Devon Van Oostrum Vitoria (Spain)/Holland

    Guillem Vives Joventut (Spain)/Spain

    Adin Vrabac Spars Sarajevo (Bosnia)/Bosnia & Herzegovina


    There are also six NBA D-League Players eligible:

    Player NBA D-League Team

    Thanasis Antetokounmpo Delaware 87ers

    Aquille Carr Delaware 87ers

    PJ Hairston Texas Legends

    Cleveland Melvin Erie BayHawks

    Norvel Pelle Delaware 87ers

    Elijah Pittman Delaware 87ers


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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.

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