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Early-entry candidates withdraw from 2009 NBA Draft

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Posted Jun 16 2009 12:54PM

NEW YORK, June 16, 2009 -- Fifty-five players who had declared as early entry candidates for the 2009 NBA Draft have withdrawn. There are 39 collegiate and 10 international prospects that remain early entry candidates.

The 2009 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 25 at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Here is the list of players from U.S. colleges and institutions who have withdrawn their names from consideration for the 2009 NBA Draft:

Player School Height Status
Darion Anderson Northern Illinois 6-2 Sophomore
Ryan Anderson Nebraska 6-4 Junior
Dominique Archie South Carolina 6-7 Junior
Dwayne Collins Miami 6-8 Junior
Kenneth Cooper Louisiana Tech 6-10 Junior
Bryan Davis Texas A&M 6-9 Junior
Devan Downey South Carolina 5-9 Junior
Osiris Eldridge Illinois State 6-3 Junior
Gary Flowers Chipola JC (FL) 6-8 Sophomore
Jonathan Gibson New Mexico State 6-2 Junior
Kyle Gibson Louisiana Tech 6-5 Junior
Luke Harangody Notre Dame 6-8 Junior
Kevin Harris Northwest Mississippi CC 5-11 Sophomore
Damion James Texas 6-7 Junior
Mac Koshwal DePaul 6-10 Sophomore
Gani Lawal Georgia Tech 6-9 Sophomore
James Lewis Fresno Pacific 6-4 Junior
Dior Lowhorn San Francisco 6-7 Junior
Ater Majok Connecticut 6-10 Freshman
Tasmin Mitchell LSU 6-7 Junior
Patrick Patterson Kentucky 6-9 Sophomore
Scottie Reynolds Villanova 6-2 Junior
D.J. Rivera Binghamton 6-4 Junior
Magnum Rolle Louisiana Tech 6-11 Junior
Junior Salters Wofford 6-1 Junior
Donald Sloan Texas A&M 6-3 Junior
Tyler Smith Tennessee 6-7 Junior
Jonathan Tavernari BYU 6-6 Junior
Malcolm Thomas San Diego City College 6-9 Sophomore
Jarvis Varnado Mississippi State 6-9 Junior
Greivis Vasquez Maryland 6-6 Junior
Martez Walker Riverside CC (CA) 6-6 Freshman
Michael Washington Arkansas 6-9 Junior
Jeremy Wise Southern Mississippi 6-2 Junior
Nic Wise Arizona 5-10 Junior

Here is the list of international players who have withdrawn their names from consideration for the 2009 NBA Draft:

Player Team/Country* Height Status
Amadou Aboubakar Zaki Nancy (France) 7-1 1988 DOB
Nemanja Bjelica Crvena Zvezda (Serbia) 6-10 1988 DOB
Georgios Bogris lysiakos (Greece) 6-10 1989 DOB
Vladimir Dasic Buducnost (Montenegro) 6-10 1988 DOB
Adam Hanga Albacomp (Hungary) 6-7 1989 DOB
Rudy Jomby Le Havre (France) 6-6 1988 DOB
Tanel Kurbas Kalev/Cramo (Estonia) 6-6 1988 DOB
Milan Macvan Hemofarm (Serbia) 6-9 1989 DOB
Boban Marjanovic Hemofarm (Serbia) 7-4 1988 DOB
Tim Ohlbrecht Bamberg (Germany) 6-11 1988 DOB
Carl Ona Embo Biella (Italy) 6-1 1989 DOB
Nikolaos Pappas Real Madrid II (Spain) 6-5 1990 DOB
Anton Ponomarev Astana Tigers (Kazakhstan) 6-10 1988 DOB
Paulo Prestes Unicaja Malaga (Spain) 6-11 1988 DOB
Miroslav Raduljica FMP Zeleznik (Serbia) 7-0 1988 DOB
Fernando Raposo Pau Orthez (France) 6-9 1989 DOB
Evangelos Sakellariou Pagrati (Greece) 6-5 1989 DOB
Alexandros Sigkounas Olimpia Larissa (Greece) 6-7 1988 DOB
Ludovic Vaty Pau Orthez (France) 6-9 1988 DOB
Artem Zabelin CSKA Moscow (Russia) 7-1 1988 DOB
*Country indicates where team plays, not country of nationality.

Following is the list of players from U.S colleges and institutions who remain early entry candidates for the 2009 NBA Draft:

Player School Height Status
DeJuan Blair Pittsburgh 6-7 Sophomore
Derrick Brown Xavier 6-8 Junior
Chase Budinger Arizona 6-7 Junior
Nick Calathes Florida 6-6 Sophomore
Earl Clark Louisville 6-9 Junior
Kareem Cooper Texas-El Paso 7-0 Junior
Brandon Costner North Carolina State 6-9 Junior
Stephen Curry Davidson 6-3 Junior
Austin Daye Gonzaga 6-10 Sophomore
DeMar DeRozan Southern California 6-7 Freshman
Eric Devendorf Syracuse 6-4 Junior
Wayne Ellington North Carolina 6-4 Junior
Chinemelu Elonu Texas A&M 6-10 Junior
Tyreke Evans Memphis 6-6 Freshman
Jonny Flynn Syracuse 6-0 Sophomore
Taj Gibson Southern California 6-9 Junior
Blake Griffin Oklahoma 6-10 Sophomore
D'mond Grismore Huston-Tillotson (TX) 6-6 Junior
Rogér Guignard Texas-Arlington 5-11 Junior
Daniel Hackett Southern California 6-5 Junior
James Harden Arizona State 6-4 Sophomore
Paul Harris Syracuse 6-5 Junior
Gerald Henderson Duke 6-5 Junior
Jordan Hill Arizona 6-9 Junior
Jrue Holiday UCLA 6-4 Freshman
James Johnson Wake Forest 6-9 Sophomore
Ty Lawson North Carolina 5-11 Junior
Darnell Lindsay Tennessee Tech 6-4 Junior
Jodie Meeks Kentucky 6-4 Junior
Nate Miles Southern Idaho 6-7 Freshman
Patrick Mills St. Mary's 6-0 Sophomore
B.J. Mullens Ohio State 7-0 Freshman
Ronald Ogoke Paul Quinn College (TX) 7-0 Junior
Terrence Roderick Alabama-Birmingham 6-6 Sophomore
DaJuan Summers Georgetown 6-8 Junior
Shawn Taggart Memphis 6-10 Junior
Jeff Teague Wake Forest 6-2 Sophomore
Hasheem Thabeet Connecticut 7-3 Junior
Dar Tucker DePaul 6-5 Sophomore

The following is the list of international players who have applied for early entry into the 2009 NBA Draft:

Player Team/Country* Height Status
Rodrigue Beaubois Cholet (France) 6-0 1988 DOB
Omri Casspi Maccabi Elite (Israel) 6-9 1988 DOB
Victor Claver Pamesa Valencia (Spain) 6-9 1988 DOB
Christian Eyenga DKV Joventut (Spain) 6-5 1989 DOB
Vitor Faverani Unicaja Malaga (Spain) 6-10 1988 DOB
Sergey Gladyr Mykolaiv (Ukraine) 6-5 1989 DOB
Bariş Hersek Efes Pilsen (Turkey) 6-9 1988 DOB
Martin Kolikoli Tanzania 6-2 1989 DOB
Ricky Rubio DKV Joventut (Spain) 6-4 1990 DOB
Ibrahim Yildirim Banvit (Turkey) 6-3 1990 DOB
*Country indicates where team plays, not country of nationality.
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