Early-Entry Withdrawal Deadline: Final List

Early-Entry Withdrawal Deadline: Final List
Jun 16, 2008, 01:31 pm
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-According to Danilo Gallinari's official website:

"After some workouts and having carefully evalued any opportunity for his career, Danilo Gallinari decided to attend the 2008 NBA Draft. In this very moment Danilo and his father are in Los Angeles, waiting to be joined by the rest of the family."

Gallinari will work out for the Minnesota Timberwolves later this week, according to sources close to the situation.

-Rodrigue Beaubois- French point guard Rodrigue Beaubois will pull his name out of the draft, according to his agent Bill McCandless. Beaubois did not receive a promise in the first round, and thus preferred not to risk anything considering his excellent situation in Cholet next year. He canceled his workouts with Seattle and Cleveland. Fellow French early-entry prospect Luc Louves has withdrawn as well according to McCandless.

-Jonas Jerebko- Has withdrawn his name from the draft, according to his agent Doug Neustadt.

-C.J. Giles will keep his name in the draft, agent Bill Kent told DraftExpress.

- Chris Douglas-Roberts of Memphis will reportedly keep his name in the draft and hire agent Leon Rose.

-Ty Lawson will be returning to North Carolina, according to a source close to the situation.

-Ante Tomic is staying in the draft, according to his agent Marc Cornstein.

-Jeremy Pargo has withdrawn his name from the draft, according to a source close to the situation.

-Alexis Ajinca and Nicolas Batum will keep their name in the draft, according to agent Jeremy Medjana.

-Richard Hendrix will be keeping his name in the draft and signing with an agent, according to sources.

-Serge Ibaka will be keeping his name in the draft according to agent Andy Miller.

-The last three big unknowns are Ryan Anderson, Chase Budinger, and Lester Hudson. Budinger is currently working out for the Sacramento Kings.

-Robert Vaden has decided to return to school, according to an NBA scout.

-According to Jeff Goodman of Fox Sports, Bill Walker is in, while Ron Steele, Robert Dozier and AJ Abrams are out.

-Ryan Anderson is staying in the draft, according to a source close to the situation.

-Giorgi Shermadini has pulled his name out of the draft, according to his agent Todd Ramasar.

-Lester Hudson will be returning to school, according to his friend Ruben Webber. Webber said that teams told Hudson he would be drafted anywhere from 35-50, but that he preferred not to roll the dice and instead opted to return and get his degree. In Hudson's mind, the worst-case scenario is he goes in the same range next year, and there is always the upside of being able to crack the first round of a weaker draft with his degree in hand. Tennessee-Martin will be playing stronger competition next season than they did this year, including games against Southern Cal and Tennessee.

-Chase Budinger has withdrawn his name from the draft, according to an NBA executive with knowledge of the situation. Budinger conducted the process strangely from what we could gather, opting to work out for numerous teams who were well ahead of his draft range, such as the Knicks (#6), Clippers (#7) and Kings (#15)—and thus likely did not have the type of information he needed to make an informed decision. He will be returning to a situation in Arizona where he will have no chance but step up and have a great year, which puts a lot of pressure on him, but also will tell us a great deal about the kind of player he is. He will likely start off the year as a projected lottery pick and preseason All-American.

-Luke Winn of is reporting that UCLA’s Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is surprisingly keeping his name in the draft, despite the fact that he may not hear his name called in either rounds of the draft on June 26th.

-Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Omri Casspi has withdrawn his name from the draft, likely after not finding a promise from any team in the first round. Casspi is in a great situation to excel in the Euroleague with Maccabi next year, and should make a strong run to be drafted in the first round.

-Turns out that Derrick Caracter withdrew his name from the draft a few days ago, as he told the Louisville Courier-Journal. Caracter is in summer school and wants Coach Pitino to give him another chance. If anything, this should be an interesting story to follow, as it’s hard to pass up on a player with Caracter’s size and skill, but it’s also difficult to put up with the head-aches he brings.

-Jeff Goodman, the man who never sleeps, is reporting that Josh Akognon is going back to school.

-The Spanish website Solobasket is reporting that Pamesa Valencia forward Victor Claver has withdrawn his name from the draft.

-A source tells us that Ronalds Zakis of Ventspils has removed his name.

Official Early-Entry List:

NCAA Staying In:

Joe Alexander, West Virginia (signed with Doug Neustadt)
Ryan Anderson, California
Darrell Arthur, Kansas
D.J. Augustin, Texas
Jerryd Bayless, Arizona
Michael Beasley, Kansas State
Keith Brumbaugh, Hillsborough CC (FL)
Mario Chalmers, Kansas
Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis
C.J. Giles, Oregon State
Donte Greene, Syracuse
Kalen Grimes, Missouri
Eric Gordon, Indiana
DeAndre Jordan, Texas A&M
Kosta Koufos, Ohio State
Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State (signing with Charles Grantham?)
Shawn James, Duquesne
Davon Jefferson, Southern California
Brook Lopez, Stanford
Robin Lopez, Stanford
Kevin Love, UCLA
O.J. Mayo, Southern California
Richard Hendrix, Alabama
J.J. Hickson, North Carolina State
George Hill, IUPUI
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, UCLA
JaVale McGee, Nevada
Kojo Mensah, Duquesne
Trent Plaisted, Brigham Young
Bruce Price, Tennessee State
Anthony Randolph, LSU
Walter Sharpe, Alabama-Birmingham (signed with agent Danny Servick)
Derrick Rose, Memphis
Brandon Rush, Kansas
Marreese Speights, Florida
Bill Walker, Kansas State
Russell Westbrook, UCLA

International Players In:

Alexis Ajinca, Hyeres-Toulon (France)
Nicolas Batum, Le Mans (France)
Danilo Gallinari, Armani Jeans Milano (Italy)
Serge Ibaka, L'Hospitalet (Spain)
Ante Tomic, Zagreb (Croatia)

NCAA Pulled Out:

A.J. Abrams, Texas
Josh Akognon, Cal State Fullerton
Antonio Anderson, Memphis
Jason Bennett, Tallahassee CC (FL)
Chase Budinger, Arizona
Lee Cummard, Brigham Young
Derrick Caracter, Louisville
DeMarre Carroll, Missouri
Josh Carter, Texas A&M
Robert Dozier, Memphis
Wayne Ellington, North Carolina
Alonzo Gee, Alabama
Danny Green, North Carolina
Lester Hudson, Tennessee-Martin
Stefon Jackson, Texas-El Paso
Ty Lawson, North Carolina
Leo Lyons, Missouri
Jerel McNeal, Marquette
Jeremy Pargo, Gonzaga
Josh Shipp, UCLA
Ron Steele, Alabama
John Riek, Winchendon School (MA)
Robert Vaden, Alabama-Birmingham

International Players Out:

Rodrigue Beaubois, Cholet (France)
Mikheil Berishvili, BC Vita (Georgia)
Omri Casspi, Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
Victor Claver, Pamesa Valencia (Spain)
Nando de Colo, Cholet (France)
Sergey Ilin, Budivelnik (Ukraine)
Joe Ingles, Melbourne South Dragons (Australia)
Jonas Jerebko, Biella (Italy)
Mladen Jeremic, FMP Zeleznik (Serbia)
Maxym Korniyenko, Dnipro (Ukraine)
Luc Louves, Orleans (France)
Rudy Mbemba, Solna (Sweden)
Henk Norel, Alicante (Spain)
Maxim Sheleketo, VEF Riga (Latvia)
Giorgi Shermadini, Maccabi Tbilisi (Georgia)
Maksym Vilkhovetskyi, Dnipro (Ukraine)
Ronalds Zakis, VEF Riga (Latvia)

Unknown players

Derek Bailey, Providence Christian Academy (SC)
Charles Carter, Oklahoma Baptist
Paul Graham III, Florida Atlantic
Reggie Huffman, Alabama-Birmingham
Courtney Pigram, East Tennessee State
Kiwan Smith, Redlands CC (OK)
Gordon Watt, Houston Baptist
Raymond Wright, Arkansas-Monticello

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