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Early entry candidates for 2011 NBA Draft

By Official Release
Posted Apr 28 2011 4:31PM

NEW YORK -- The National Basketball Association announced today that 89 players, including 69 players from U.S. colleges and 20 international players, have filed as early entry candidates for the 2011 NBA Draft.

Players wishing to enter the 2011 NBA Draft were required to submit a letter to the NBA to be received no later than Sunday, April 24. 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 13.

Following is the list of players from U.S. colleges who have applied for early entry into the 2011 NBA Draft, which will be held Thursday, June 23, at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.:

2011 Early Entry Candidates
Player School Height Status
Olu Ashaolu Louisiana Tech 6-7 Junior
Keion Bell Pepperdine 6-3 Junior
Jacob Blankenship Southeastern (FL) 6-9 Junior
Laurence Bowers Missouri 6-8 Junior
Alec Burks Colorado 6-6 Sophomore
DeAngelo Casto Washington State 6-8 Junior
Roscoe Davis Midland JC (TX) 6-10 Freshman
Mamadou Diarra Chaminade (HI) 7-0 Junior
TyShwan Edmondson Austin Peay 6-4 Junior
Kim English Missouri 6-6 Junior
Ashton Gibbs Pittsburgh 6-2 Junior
Troy Gillenwater New Mexico State 6-8 Junior
Jeremy Green Stanford 6-4 Junior
Jordan Hamilton Texas 6-7 Sophomore
Tobias Harris Tennessee 6-8 Freshman
Desmond Holloway Coastal Carolina 6-3 Junior
Terrell Holloway Xavier 6-0 Junior
Tyler Honeycutt UCLA 6-8 Sophomore
Scotty Hopson Tennessee 6-7 Junior
Kyrie Irving Duke 6-2 Freshman
Reggie Jackson Boston College 6-3 Junior
Terrence Jennings Louisville 6-9 Junior
Orlando Johnson UC-Santa Barbara 6-5 Junior
Reggie Johnson Miami 6-10 Sophomore
Tiondre Johnson Coastal Bend JC (TX) 6-6 Sophomore
Kevin Jones West Virginia 6-8 Junior
Terrence Jones Kentucky 6-8 Freshman
Cory Joseph Texas 6-3 Freshman
Enes Kanter Kentucky 6-10 Freshman
Ryan Kelley Colorado 6-5 Sophomore
Dan Kelm Viterbo (WI) 6-0 Sophomore
Brandon Knight Kentucky 6-3 Freshman
Malcolm Lee UCLA 6-5 Junior
Kawhi Leonard San Diego State 6-7 Sophomore
Travis Leslie Georgia 6-4 Junior
DeAndre Liggins Kentucky 6-6 Junior
David Loubeau Texas A&M; 6-8 Junior
Shelvin Mack Butler 6-3 Junior
Greg Mangano Yale 6-10 Junior
Keishawn Mayes Campbell 6-7 Junior
Cameron Moore Alabama-Birmingham 6-10 Junior
Darius Morris Michigan 6-4 Sophomore
Marcus Morris Kansas 6-9 Junior
Markieff Morris Kansas 6-10 Junior
Darrion Pellum Hampton 6-6 Junior
J.P. Primm North Carolina-Asheville 6-1 Junior
Willie Reed St. Louis 6-9 Sophomore
Jereme Richmond Illinois 6-7 Freshman
Ralph Sampson III Minnesota 6-11 Junior
Carleton Scott Notre Dame 6-8 Junior
Josh Selby Kansas 6-3 Freshman
Iman Shumpert Georgia Tech 6-5 Junior
John Shurna Northwestern 6-8 Junior
Chris Singleton Florida State 6-9 Junior
Greg Smith Fresno State 6-10 Sophomore
Tony Taylor George Washington 6-1 Junior
Isaiah Thomas Washington 5-8 Junior
Trey Thompkins Georgia 6-10 Junior
Hollis Thompson Georgetown 6-7 Sophomore
Klay Thompson Washington State 6-6 Junior
Tristan Thompson Texas 6-8 Freshman
Thomas Tibbs Jr. Staten Island 5-10 Junior
Nikola Vucevic Southern California 6-10 Junior
Kemba Walker Connecticut 6-1 Junior
Antoine Watson Florida International 6-4 Junior
Charlie Westbrook South Dakota 6-4 Junior
Derrick Williams Arizona 6-8 Sophomore
Jordan Williams Maryland 6-10 Sophomore
Brandon Wood Valparaiso 6-2 Junior

The following is the list of international players who have applied for early entry into the 2011 NBA Draft:

2011 International Early Entry Candidates
Player Team/Country* Height Date of Birth
Andrew Albicy Paris-Levallois (France) 5-10 1990
Furkan Aldemir Karsiyaka (Turkey) 6-9 1991
Davis Bertans Union Olimpija (Slovenia) 6-7 1992
Bismack Biyombo Fuenlabrada (Spain) 6-9 1992
Nihad Djedovic Lottomatica Roma (Italy) 6-5 1990
Emmanouil Koukoulas Ilysiakos (Greece) 6-11 1991
Joffrey Lauvergne Chalon (France) 6-10 1991
Abdoulaye Loum Le Havre (France) 6-10 1991
Nikola Mirotic Real Madrid (Spain) 6-10 1991
Donatas Motiejunas Benetton Treviso (Italy) 7-0 1990
Lucas Riva Nogueira Estudiantes II (Spain) 6-11 1992
Femi Oladipo Crailsheim (Germany) 6-7 1990
Leon Radosevic Cibona (Croatia) 6-10 1990
Negueba Samake Rouen (France) 6-11 1990
Tornike Shengelia Verviers-Pepinster (Belgium) 6-9 1991
Abdel Kader Sylla Nancy (France) 6-9 1990
Jonas Valanciunas Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania) 6-11 1992
Jan Vesely Partizan (Serbia) 6-11 1990
Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann Telekom (Germany) 6-10 1990
Tomislav Zubcic Cibona (Croatia) 7-0 1990
*Country indicates where team plays, not country of nationality.

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Joakim Noah throws down a big one-handed slam off the quick feed from Kyle Korver.
photoBoozer Slams
Carlos Boozer takes it to the rack with a big flush over Josh Smith.
photoSteal and Slam
Derrick Rose gets the steal and takes it to the other end for the slam.
photoHot Hand
Joe Johnson fires up his 5th and sinks his 5th three-pointer of the game.
photoRose Working Inside
Derrick Rose gets his own rebound and winds his way inside for the short floater.
photoTeague on the Floater
Jeff Teague gets inside and hits the running floater in the lane.
photoHeating Up
Joe Johnson steps back and fires the three-pointer from the top of the arc.
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Joe Johnson hangs, hits and draws the foul on the floater in the lane.
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Carlos Boozer hits Joakim Noah with a nice pass down low for the easy flush.
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Derrick Rose makes a pretty spin move for the tough floater in the lane.

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