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  • 2017 NBA Draft Early Entry List

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    Below is a fluid list of Early Entrant candidates for the 2017 NBA Draft based on various sources, interviews and media reports.

    This list will be updated going forward. Click on the player’s name for the linked story or Tweet. Hit me on Twitter for tips.

    The NBA’s Early Entry eligibility deadline is April 23. The NBA Draft Combine runs May 9-14. The NBA Draft Lottery is May 16. The NBA Draft Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline is June 12. And the NBA Draft is June 22.



    Bam Adebayo, 6-10, Freshman, Kentucky

    Jarrett Allen, 6-10, Freshman, Texas

    Ike Anigbogu, 6-10 Freshman, UCLA

    OG Anunoby, 6-8, Sophomore, Indiana

    Dwyane Bacon, 6-7, Sophomore, Florida State

    Lonzo Ball, 6-6, Freshman, UCLA

    Jordan Bell, 6-9, Junior, Oregon

    Antonio Blakeney, 6-4, Sophomore, LSU

    Isaiah Briscoe, 6-3, Sophomore, Kentucky

    Dillon Brooks, 6-7, Junior, Oregon

    John Collins, 6-10, Freshman, Wake Forest

    Zach Collins, 7-0, Freshman Gonzaga

    Tyler Dorsey, 6-4, Sophomore, Oregon

    P.J. Dozier, 6-6, Sophomore, South Carolina

    Jawun Evans, 6-3, Sophomore, Oklahoma State

    De’Aaron Fox, 6-3, Freshman, Kentucky

    Markelle Fultz, 6-5, Freshman, Washington

    Harry Giles, 6-10, Freshman Duke

    Jonathan Isaac, 6-10, Freshman, Florida State

    Josh Jackson, 6-8, Freshman, Kansas

    Justin Jackson, 6-8 Junior, North Carolina

    Jaylen Johnson, 6-9, Junior, Louisville

    Marcus Keene, 5-9, Junior, Central Michigan

    Luke Kennard, 6-6, Sophomore, Duke

    T.J. Leaf, 6-10, Freshman, UCLA

    Tyler Lydon, 6-10, Sophomore, Syracuse

    Lauri Markkanen, 7-foot, Freshman, Arizona

    Malik Monk, 6-3, Freshman, Kentucky

    Austin Nichols, 6-9, Junior, Virginia

    Justin Patton, 7-0, Freshman, Creighton

    L.J. Peak, 6-5, Junior, Georgetown

    Ivan Rabb, 6-10, Sophomore, Cal

    Kobi Simmons, 6-5, Freshman, Arizona

    Edmond Sumner, 6-6, Sophomore, Xavier

    Xavier Rathan Mayes, 6-4, Junior, Florida State

    Dennis Smith Jr., 6-3, Freshman, N.C. State

    Jayson Tatum, 6-8, Freshman, Duke

    Melo Trimble, 6-3, Junior Maryland

    Nigel Williams-Goss, 6-3, RS-Junior, Gonzaga



    Jaylen Adams, 6-2, Junior, St. Bonaventure

    Deng Adel, 6-7, Sophomore, Louisville

    Jaylen Barford, 6-3, Junior, Arkansas

    Joel Berry, 6-0, Junior, North Carolina

    Trevon Bluiett, 6-6, Junior, Xavier

    Tony Bradley, 6-11, Freshman, North Carolina

    Rodney Bullock, 6-8, Junior, Providence

    Jevon Carter, 6-2, Junior, West Virginia

    John Collins, 6-10, Sophomore, Wake Forest

    Chance Comanche, 6-11, Sophomore, Arizona

    Angel Delgado, 6-8, Junior, Seton Hall

    Hamidou Diallo, 6-6, Freshman, Kentucky

    Jon Elmore, 6-3, Junior, Marshall

    Drew Eubanks, 6-10, Sophomore, Oregon State

    Brandon Goodwin, 6-2, RS-Junior, Florida Gulf Coast

    Isaac Haas, 7-0, Junior, Purdue

    Aaron Holiday, 6-1, Sophomore, UCLA

    Chandler Hutchison, 6-7, Junior Boise

    Frank Jackson, 6-3, Freshman, Duke

    Alize Johnson, 6-9, Junior, Missouri State

    B.J. Johnson, 6-7, Junior, La Salle

    Andrew Jones, 6-4, Freshman, Texas

    Darryl Macon, 6-3, Junior, Arkansas

    Markis McDuffie, 6-8, Sophomore, Wichita State

    Eric Mika, 6-10, Sophomore, BYU

    Donovan Mitchell, 6-3, Sophomore, Louisville

    Matt Morgan, 6-3, Sophomore, Cornell

    Johnathan Motley, 6-10, Junior, Baylor

    Semi Ojeleye, 6-7, Junior, SMU

    Randy Onwuasor, 6-3, R-Junior, Southern Utah

    Theo Pinson, 6-6, Junior, North Carolina

    Maverick Rowan, 6-7, Sophomore, N.C. State

    Corey Sanders, 6-2, Sophomore, Rutgers

    Victor Sanders, 6-5, Junior, Idaho

    Fred Sims, 6-4, Sophomore, Chicago State

    Zach Smith, 6-8, Junior, Texas Tech

    Elijah Stewart, 6-5, Junior, USC

    Caleb Swanigan, 6-9, Sophomore, Purdue

    Stephen Thompson, 6-4, Sophomore, Oregon State

    Trevor Thompson, 7-0, Junior, Ohio State

    Moritz Wagner, 6-11, Sophomore Michigan

    Thomas Welsh, 7-0, Junior, UCLA

    Thomas Wilder, 6-3, Junior, Western Michigan

    D.J. Wilson, 6-10, Junior, Michigan

    Johnathan Williams, 6-9, RS-Junior, Gonzag

    Omer Yurtseven, 7-0, Sophomore, N.C. State


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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.