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Monday / July 4.
  • One hundred twelve early entry candidates withdraw from NBA Draft

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    The NBA announced today that 112 players have notified the league that they wish to be removed from the list of “early entry” players eligible for selection in the NBA Draft 2022 presented by State Farm.  Following the NBA’s early entry withdrawal deadline of 5 p.m. ET on June 13, 2022, 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 NBA Draft 2022.

    The following 112 players have withdrawn their names from consideration for the NBA Draft 2022:

    Player                                                    School                                                   Height                   Status

    Max Abmas                                          Oral Roberts                                         6-1                          Junior

    Efe Abogidi                                          Washington State                                6-10                        Sophomore

    Fardaws Aimaq                                    Utah Valley                                          6-11                        Junior

    Kaodirichi Akobundu-Ehiogu           UT Arlington                                        6-9                          Junior

    Emmanuel Akot                                   Boise State                                            6-8                          Senior

    Theo Akwuba                                       Louisiana                                              6-11                        Senior

    Tez Allen                                              Southern Oregon                                 6-5                          Senior

    Avery Anderson III                             Oklahoma State                                   6-3                          Junior

    Emmanuel Bandoumel                       SMU                                                      6-4                          Senior

    Khalif Battle                                         Temple                                                  6-5                          Junior

    Damion Baugh                                     TCU                                                       6-4                          Junior

    James Bishop                                       George Washington                            6-2                          Junior

    Henry Blair Jr.                                     Bob Jones (SC)                                    6-3                          Junior

    Rasir Bolton                                         Gonzaga                                                6-3                          Senior

    Mike Bothwell                                     Furman                                                  6-3                          Senior

    Souley Boum                                        UTEP                                                     6-3                          Senior

    Keion Brooks Jr.                                  Kentucky                                               6-7                          Junior

    Johni Broome                                       Morehead State                                    6-10                        Sophomore

    Jordan Brown                                       Louisiana                                              6-11                        Junior                                                              

    Tyler Burton                                         Richmond                                             6-7                          Junior

    Jared Bynum                                        Providence                                            5-10                        Junior

    Toumani Camara                                 Dayton                                                   6-8                          Junior

    Dylan Cardwell                                    Auburn                                                  6-11                        Sophomore

    Donald Carey                                       Georgetown                                          6-5                          Senior

    Sincere Carry                                       Kent State                                             6-1                          Junior

    Xavier Castaneda                                Akron                                                     6-1                          Senior

    Yuri Collins                                          St. Louis                                                6-0                          Junior

    Jalen Cook                                            Tulane                                                    6-0                          Sophomore

    Kendric Davis                                      SMU                                                      5-11                        Senior

    Antonio Daye                                       Fordham                                                6-1                          Senior

    Jaiden Delaire                                      Stanford                                                 6-9                          Senior

    Dylan Disu                                            Texas                                                     6-9                          Junior

    Boogie Ellis                                          USC                                                       6-3                          Junior

    Aaron Estrada                                      Hofstra                                                   6-4                          Junior

    Francis “BJ” Fitzgerald                      Virginia State                                       6-6                          Junior

    Adam Flagler                                       Baylor                                                    6-3                          Junior

    Allen Flanigan                                     Auburn                                                  6-6                          Junior

    Joe French                                             Bethune-Cookman                              6-5                          Sophomore

    Gideon George                                     BYU                                                       6-6                          Senior

    Ques Glover                                         Samford                                                 5-11                        Junior

    Jacob Grandison                                  Illinois                                                   6-6                          Senior

    Tykei Greene                                        Stony Brook                                         6-4                          Senior

    Quincy Guerrier                                   Oregon                                                   6-7                          Junior

    Mouhamed Gueye                               Washington State                                6-11                        Freshman

    Cedric Henderson Jr.                          Campbell                                               6-6                          Senior

    D’Moi Hodge                                       Cleveland State                                    6-4                          Senior

    Jaelen House                                        New Mexico                                         6-0                          Junior

    Eric Hunter Jr.                                      Purdue                                                   6-4                          Senior

    Harrison Ingram                                  Stanford                                                 6-8                          Freshman

    Trayce Jackson-Davis                         Indiana                                                   6-9                          Junior

    Josiah-Jordan James                            Tennessee                                             6-6                          Junior

    Deante Johnson                                    Cleveland State                                    6-9                          Senior

    Justin Johnson                                      Texas-Rio Grande Valley                  6-6                          Senior

    Andre Kelly                                          California                                              6-8                          Senior

    Daylen Kountz                                     Northern Colorado                              6-4                          Senior

    DeMarr Langford Jr.                           Boston College                                    6-5                          Sophomore

    Nate Laszewski                                    Notre Dame                                          6-10                        Senior

    Kyle Lofton                                          St. Bonaventure                                   6-3                          Senior

    B.J. Mack                                              Wofford                                                 6-8                          Junior

    Hunter Maldonado                              Wyoming                                              6-7                          Senior

    Matthew Mayer                                   Baylor                                                    6-9                          Senior

    Josh Mballa                                          Buffalo                                                  6-7                          Senior

    Caleb McConnell                                Rutgers                                                  6-7                          Senior

    Kevin McCullar                                   Texas Tech                                           6-6                          Junior

    Nathan Mensah                                    San Diego State                                   6-10                        Senior

    Isaih Moore                                          Southern Mississippi                           6-10                        Senior

    Omari Moore                                        San Jose State                                       6-6                          Junior

    Isiaih Mosley                                        Missouri State                                      6-5                          Junior

    Bryson Mozone                                   USC Upstate                                         6-6                          Senior

    Caleb Murphy                                      South Florida                                        6-4                          Sophomore

    Dwight Murray Jr.                               Rider                                                      6-0                          Senior

    Joel Murray                                          Long Beach State                                6-0                          Senior

    Kris Murray                                          Iowa                                                       6-8                          Sophomore

    Justyn Mutts                                         Virginia Tech                                       6-7                          Senior

    Pete Nance                                            Northwestern                                        6-10                        Senior

    KC Ndefo                                              St. Peter’s                                              6-7                          Senior

    JoirDon Karl Nicholas                        Texas Southern                                    6-9                          Senior

    Josh Oduro                                            George Mason                                      6-9                          Junior

    Gus Okafor                                           Southeastern Louisiana                      6-6                          Junior    

    Shareef O’Neal                                    LSU                                                        6-10                        Junior

    Nick Ongenda                                      DePaul                                                   6-11                        Junior

    Osayi Osifo                                           Jacksonville                                          6-7                          Senior

    Osun Osunniyi                                     St. Bonaventure                                   6-10                        Senior

    Nijel Pack                                             Kansas State                                         6-0                          Sophomore

    Drew Peterson                                      USC                                                       6-9                          Senior

    Zyon Pullin                                           UC-Riverside                                       6-4                          Junior

    Courtney Ramey                                  Texas                                                     6-3                          Senior

    Eric Reed Jr.                                         Southeast Missouri State                    6-2                          Senior

    Will Richardson                                   Oregon                                                   6-5                          Senior

    Marcus Sasser                                      Houston                                                 6-1                          Junior

    Baylor Scheierman                              South Dakota State                              6-6                          Junior

    Khalil Shabazz                                     San Francisco                                       6-1                          Senior

    Marcus Shaver                                     Boise State                                            6-2                          Senior

    Grant Sherfield                                    Nevada                                                  6-2                          Junior

    Kevin (K.J.) Simon                             UT Martin                                             6-3                          Junior

    Jalen Slawson                                       Furman                                                  6-7                          Senior

    Jamari Smith                                        Queens University (NC)                     6-8                          Junior

    Malachi Smith                                      Chattanooga                                          6-4                          Junior

    Terquavion Smith                                North Carolina State                           6-4                          Freshman

    Julian Strawther                                   Gonzaga                                                6-7                          Sophomore          

    Drew Timme                                        Gonzaga                                                6-10                        Junior

    Jacob Toppin                                        Kentucky                                               6-9                          Junior

    Santiago Vescovi                                 Tennessee                                             6-3                          Junior

    Jordan Walker                                      UAB                                                       5-11                        Senior

    Kerwin Walton                                    North Carolina                                     6-5                          Sophomore

    Dominick Welch                                 St. Bonaventure                                   6-5                          Senior

    DeAndre Williams                              Memphis                                               6-9                          Senior

    KJ Williams                                          Murray State                                         6-10                        Senior

    Daivien Williamson                            Wake Forest                                         6-2                          Senior

    Jalen Wilson                                         Kansas                                                   6-8                          Junior

    Isaiah Wong                                         Miami                                                    6-3                          Junior

    Jahmir Young                                       Charlotte                                               6-2                          Junior



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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.