Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Early Entrees to the NBA Draft

The deadline for declaring for the NBA Draft was 11:59 PM on April 26th, and earlier today the NCAA released the official list of early entrants. We knew of all the big names, but, as usual, there were a number of, shall we say, surprises. All told, there were 74 names on the list.

DECLARED FOR THE DRAFT (players with their name in italics have yet to sign with an agent)

Darion Anderson, Sophomore, Northern Illinois
Ryan Anderson, Junior, Nebraska

DeJuan Blair
, Sophomore, Pitt
Derrick Brown, Junior, Xavier
Chase Budinger, Junior, Arizona

Earl Clark, Junior, Louisville
Kareem Cooper, Junior, UTEP
Kenneth Cooper, Junior, Louisiana Tech
Brandon Costner, Junior, NC State
Stephen Curry, Junior, Davidson
Austin Daye, Sophomore, Gonzaga
Demar Derozan, Freshman, USC
Eric Devendorf, Junior, Syracuse
Wayne Ellington, Junior, North Carolina
Chinemolu Elonu, Junior, Texas A&M
Tyreke Evans, Freshman, Memphis
Gary Flowers, Sophomore, Chipola JC
Jonny Flynn, Sophomore, Syracuse
Jonathon Gibson, Junior, New Mexico State
Taj Gibson, Junior, USC
Blake Griffin, Sophomore, Oklahoma
D'mond Grismore, Junior, Houston-Tillotson
Roger Guignard, Junior, UT Arlington
Daniel Hackett, Junior, USC
James Harden, Sophomore, Arizona State
Kevin Harris, Sophomore, NW Mississippi JC
Paul Harris, Junior, Syracuse
Gerald Henderson, Junior, Duke
Jordan Hill, Junior, Arizona
Jrue Holiday, Freshman, UCLA
James Johnson, Sophomore, Wake Forest
Mac Koshwal, Sophomore, DePaul
Ty Lawson, Junior, North Carolina
James Lewis, Junior, Freson Pacific
Darnell Lindsey, Junior, Tennessee Tech
Dior Lawhorn, Junior, San Francisco
Jodie Meeks, Junior, Kentucky
Nate Miles, Freshman, College of Southern Idaho
Patty Mills, Sophomore, St. Mary's
BJ Mullens, Freshman, Ohio State
Ronald Ogoke, Junior, Paul Quinn College (Texas)
Terrence Roderick, Sophomore, UAB
Junior Salters, Junior, Wofford
DaJuan Summers, Junior, Georgetown
Shawn Taggart, Junior, Memphis
Jeff Teague, Sophomore, Wake Forest
Hasheem Thabeet, Junior, UConn
Malcolm Thomas, Sophomore, San Diego City College
Dar Tucker, Sophomore, DePaul
Martez Walker, Freshman, Riverside CC
Jeremy Wise, Junior, Southern Miss


Alade Aminu
, Georgia Tech
Jon Brockman, Washington
DeMarre Carroll, Missouri
Darren Collison, UCLA
Lee Cummard, BYU
Dante Cunningham, Villanova
Toney Douglas, Florida State
Danny Green, UNC
Tyler Hansbrough, UNC
Josh Heytvelt, Gonzaga
Lester Hudson, UT-Martin
Dominic James, Marquette
Leo Lyons, Missouri
Wesley Matthews, Marquette
Eric Maynor, VCU
Jack McClinton, Miami
Jerel McNeal, Marquette
Ahmad Nivins, St. Joe's
Jeremy Pargo, Gonzaga
Jeff Pendergraph, Arizona State
AJ Price, UConn
Tyrese Rice, Boston College
Jermaine Taylor, UCF
Marcus Thornton, LSU
Sam Young, Pitt
Terrence Williams, Louisville
Ben Woodside, North Dakota State

Soloman Alibi, Freshman, Florida State
Cole Aldrich, Sophomore, Kansas
Al-Farouq Aminu, Freshman, Wake Forest
James Anderson, Sophomore, Oklahoma State
Dominique Archie, Junior, South Carolina
Trevor Booker, Junior, Clemson
Craig Brackins, Sophomore, Iowa State
Patrick Christopher, Junior, Cal
Sherron Collins, Junior, Kansas
Brian Davis, Junior, Texas A&M
Ed Davis, Freshman, North Carolina
Devan Downey, Junior, South Carolina
Devin Ebanks, Freshman, West Virginia
Osiris Eldridge, Junior, Illinois State
Roderick Flemings, Junior, Hawaii
Luke Harangody, Junior, Notre Dame
Manny Harris, Sophomore, Michigan
Damion James, Junior, Texas
JaJuan Johnson, Sophomore, Purdue
Jerome Jordan, Junior, Tulsa
Sylvan Landesberg, Freshman, Virginia
Gani Lawal, Sophomore, Georgia Tech
Ater Majok, Freshman, UConn
Tasmin Mitchell, Junior, LSU
Greg Monroe, Freshman, Georgetown
Patrick Patterson, Sophomore, Kentucky
Dexter Pittman, Junior, Texas
Scottie Reynolds, Junior, Villanova
DJ Rivera, Junior, Manhattan
Deshawn Sims, Sophomore, Michigan
Kyle Singler, Sophomore, Duke
Donald Sloan, Junior, Texas A&M
Tyler Smith, Junior, Tennessee
Jonathon Tavernari, Junior, BYU
Evan Turner, Sophomore, Ohio State
Jarvis Varnado, Junior, Mississippi State
Greivis Vasquez, Junior, Maryland
John Wall, HS Sr
Willie Warren, Freshman, Oklahoma
Michael Washington, Junior, Arkansas
Nic Wise, Junior, Arizona


Tmachir said...

What the hell man. I knew this was coming. why cant Thad Motta keep any of his big men past freshman year?

Greg Oden
Kosta koufos
BJ Mullen

I think all three of these guys could benefit for more experience. Obvious setbacks have constricted Oden's NBA performances, but I just cant see Mullens being strong enough down low to be even close to effective in the NBA.

Tmachir said...

Yo, will you be listing info on graduating serniors who will likely draft picks or are you only going to be focused on underclassmen?

Danny said...

yo where is Mark 'the shark' Titus on this list? he declared the other day and you don't have him on your list of early entries. what is that about?