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  • 89 Early Entry Candidates Withdraw from NBA Draft

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    Eighty-nine players have notified the NBA that they wish to be removed from the list of “early entry” players eligible for selection in the 2019 NBA Draft presented by State Farm.  Following the NBA’s early entry withdrawal deadline of 5 p.m. ET on June 10, 2019, a comprehensive release will be distributed listing the additional players 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 2019 NBA Draft.

    The following 89 players have withdrawn their names from consideration for the 2019 NBA Draft:

    Player                                                   School                                                   Height                   Status

    Milan Acquaah                                    California Baptist                                6-3                          Sophomore

    Bryce Aiken                                          Harvard                                                 6-0                          Junior

    Al-Wajid Aminu                                  North Florida                                        6-7                          Junior

    Desmond Bane                                    TCU                                                       6-5                          Junior

    Charles Bassey                                    Western Kentucky                              6-11                        Freshman

    Troy Baxter Jr.                                     FGCU                                                     6-8                          Sophomore

    Kerry Blackshear Jr.                            Virginia Tech                                       6-10                        Junior

    Phil Bledsoe                                         Glenville State (WV)                           6-6                          Junior

    DaQuan Bracey                                   Louisiana Tech                                    5-11                        Junior

    Keith Braxton                                      St. Francis (PA)                                    6-4                          Junior

    Nico Carvacho                                    Colorado State                                     6-11                        Junior

    Yoeli Childs                                          BYU                                                       6-8                          Junior

    RJ Cole                                                  Howard                                                 6-1                          Sophomore

    Anthony Cowan Jr.                              Maryland                                              6-0                          Junior

    Jarron Cumberland                             Cincinnati                                             6-5                          Junior

    Caleb Daniels                                       Tulane                                                   6-4                          Sophomore

    Tulio Da Silva                                      Missouri State                                      6-8                          Junior

    Javin DeLaurier                                   Duke                                                      6-10                        Junior

    Silvio De Sousa                                   Kansas                                                   6-9                          Sophomore

    Mamadi Diakite                                   Virginia                                                  6-9                          Junior

    Alpha Diallo                                         Providence                                            6-7                          Junior

    James Dickey                                       UNCG                                                    6-10                        Junior

    David DiLeo                                         Central Michigan                                 6-7                          Junior

    Davon Dillard                                       Shaw (NC)                                            6-5                          Junior

    Devon Dotson                                      Kansas                                                   6-2                          Freshman

    Aljami Durham                                    Indiana                                                  6-4                          Sophomore

    CJ Elleby                                               Washington State                                6-6                          Freshman

    Steven Enoch                                       Louisville                                               6-10                        Junior

    Jaylen Fisher                                         TCU                                                       6-2                          Junior

    Savion Flagg                                         Texas A&M                                          6-7                          Sophomore

    Eugene German                                   Northern Illinois                                   6-0                          Junior

    TJ Gibbs                                                Notre Dame                                          6-3                          Junior

    Quentin Goodin                                   Xavier                                                    6-4                          Junior

    Tony Goodwin II                                 Redemption Christian Acad. (MA)     6-6                          Post-Graduate

    Kellan Grady                                        Davidson                                               6-5                          Sophomore

    Devonte Green                                     Indiana                                                  6-3                          Junior

    Quentin Grimes                                    Kansas                                                   6-5                          Freshman

    Jon Axel Gudmundsson                     Davidson                                               6-4                          Junior

    Jerrick Harding                                    Weber State                                          6-1                          Junior

    Kevon Harris                                        Stephen F. Austin                                6-6                          Junior

    Jayce Johnson                                      Utah                                                       7-0                          Junior

    Markell Johnson                                  North Carolina State                           6-1                          Junior

    Tyrique Jones                                       Xavier                                                    6-9                          Junior

    Nathan Knight                                      William & Mary                                  6-10                        Junior

    Anthony Lamb                                    Vermont                                                6-6                          Junior

    A.J. Lawson                                         South Carolina                                     6-6                          Freshman

    Tevin Mack                                          Alabama                                               6-6                          Junior

    Malik Maitland                                    Bethune-Cookman                             5-9                          Guard

    Jermaine Marrow                                Hampton                                              6-0                          Junior

    Naji Marshall                                       Xavier                                                    6-7                          Sophomore

    Skylar Mays                                         LSU                                                        6-4                          Junior

    Davion Mintz                                       Creighton                                              6-3                          Junior

    EJ Montgomery                                   Kentucky                                              6-10                        Freshman

    Andrew Nembhard                             Florida                                                   6-5                          Freshman

    Joel Ntambwe                                      UNLV                                                    6-9                          Freshman

    Jordan Nwora                                       Louisville                                               6-8                          Sophomore

    Devonte Patterson                               Prairie View A&M                              6-7                          Junior

    Reggie Perry                                         Mississippi State                                 6-10                        Freshman

    Filip Petrusev                                       Gonzaga                                                6-11                        Freshman

    Jalen Pickett                                         Siena                                                      6-4                          Freshman

    Cletrell Pope                                         Bethune-Cookman                             6-9                          Junior

    Nik Popovic                                          Boston College                                     6-11                        Junior

    Myles Powell                                        Seton Hall                                             6-2                          Junior

    Payton Pritchard                                  Oregon                                                   6-2                          Junior

    Neemias Queta                                    Utah State                                             6-11                        Freshman

    Nick Richards                                      Kentucky                                              6-11                        Sophomore

    LaQuincy Rideau                                South Florida                                        6-1                          Junior

    Kevin Samuel                                      TCU                                                       6-11                        Freshman

    Paul Scruggs                                         Xavier                                                    6-3                          Sophomore

    Josh Sharkey                                        Samford                                                5-10                        Junior

    Nike Sibande                                        Miami (OH)                                          6-4                          Sophomore

    Ja’Vonte Smart                                    LSU                                                        6-4                          Freshman

    Justin Smith                                          Indiana                                                  6-7                          Sophomore

    Derrik Smits                                         Valparaiso                                            7-1                          Junior

    Xavier Sneed                                        Kansas State                                         6-5                          Junior

    Lamar Stevens                                     Penn State                                             6-8                          Junior

    Marlon Taylor                                      LSU                                                        6-6                          Junior

    Ethan Thompson                                 Oregon State                                        6-5                          Sophomore

    Killian Tillie                                          Gonzaga                                                6-10                        Junior

    Donnie Tillman                                    Utah                                                       6-7                          Sophomore

    Tres Tinkle                                            Oregon State                                        6-8                          Junior    

    Obi Toppin                                           Dayton                                                  6-9                          Freshman

    Justin Turner                                        Bowling Green                                     6-4                          Sophomore

    Kaleb Wesson                                      Ohio State                                             6-9                          Sophomore

    Jimmy Whitt Jr.                                   SMU                                                       6-3                          Junior    

    Joe Wieskamp                                      Iowa                                                       6-6                          Freshman

    Charles Williams                                  Howard                                                 6-6                          Junior

    Emmitt Williams                                  LSU                                                        6-7                          Freshman

    Holland Woods II                                Portland State                                      6-0                          Sophomore

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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.