NBA Releases Official Early Entry List

NBA Releases Official Early Entry List

Postby KB24Gold on Wed May 03, 2006 2:15 pm

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Press Release - The National Basketball Association announced today that 93 players, including 63 players from U.S. colleges and institutions and 30 international players, have filed as early entry candidates for the
2006 NBA Draft.

Players wishing to renounce their remaining intercollegiate eligibility and enter the 2006 NBA Draft were required to submit a letter to the NBA to be received no later than Saturday, April 29. 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 5:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 18.

Following is the list of players from U.S. colleges and institutions who have applied for early entry into the 2006 NBA Draft, which will be held Wednesday, June 28, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York
City:

EARLY ENTRY CANDIDATES FOR 2006 NBA DRAFT

Akbar Abdul-Ahad Idaho State 6-0 Junior
Arron Afflalo UCLA 6-5 Sophomore
LaMarcus Aldridge Texas 6-10 Sophomore
Morris Almond Rice 6-6 Junior
Renaldo Balkman South Carolina 6-8 Junior
Larry Blair Liberty 6-1 Junior
Will Blalock Iowa State 5-11 Junior
Jahsha Bluntt Delaware State 6-6 Junior
Josh Boone Connecticut 6-10 Junior
Ronnie Brewer Arkansas 6-6 Junior
Bobby Brown Cal State-Fullerton 6-1 Junior
Shannon Brown Michigan State 6-4 Junior
Derek Burditt Blinn College (TX) 6-7 Sophomore
LeRoy Dawson Emporia State (KS) 6-2 Junior
Travis DeGroot Delta State 6-4 Junior
Guillermo Diaz Miami (FL) 6-2 Junior
Cem Dinc Indiana 6-10 Freshman
Quincy Douby Rutgers 6-3 Junior
Mike Efevberha Cal-State Northridge 6-5 Junior
Carl Elliott George Washington 6-4 Junior
Jordan Farmar UCLA 6-2 Sophomore
Nick Fazekas Nevada 6-11 Junior
Thomas Gardner Missouri 6-5 Junior
Rudy Gay Connecticut 6-8 Sophomore
Reggie George Robert Morris College (IL) 6-10 Junior
Daniel Gibson Texas 6-2 Sophomore
Aaron Gray Pittsburgh 7-0 Junior
LeShawn Hammett St. Francis (PA) 6-0 Junior
Brandon Heath San Diego State 6-3 Junior
Tedric Hill Gulf Coast CC (FL) 6-10 Sophomore
Clarence Holloway IMG Academy (FL) 7-0 Post-Graduate
Ekene Ibekwe Maryland 6-8 Junior
Donald Jeffes Roxbury CC (MA) 6-8 Sophomore
Alexander Johnson Florida State 6-9 Junior
David Johnson Clinton JC (SC) 6-7 Sophomore
Trey Johnson Jackson State 6-5 Junior
Coby Karl Boise State 6-4 Junior
Mark Konecny Lambuth University (TN) 6-10 Junior
Kyle Lowry Villanova 6-0 Sophomore
Aleks Maric Nebraska 6-11 Sophomore
Japhet McNeil East Carolina 5-10 Junior
Paul Millsap Louisiana Tech 6-8 Junior
Matt Mitchell Southern University-New Orleans 6-0 Junior
Adam Morrison Gonzaga 6-8 Junior
Patrick O'Bryant Bradley 7-0 Sophomore
Evan Patterson Texas Wesleyan 6-7 Junior
Danilo (J.R.) Pinnock George Washington 6-5 Junior
Leon Powe California 6-8 Sophomore
Richard Roby Colorado 6-6 Sophomore
Rajon Rondo Kentucky 6-2 Sophomore
Blake Schilb Loyola University (IL) 6-7 Junior
Mustafa Shakur Arizona 6-3 Junior
Cedric Simmons North Carolina State 6-9 Sophomore
Marcus Slaughter San Diego State 6-8 Junior
Curtis Stinson Iowa State 6-3 Junior
Tyrus Thomas LSU 6-9 Freshman
P.J. Tucker Texas 6-5 Junior
Jontae Vinson Cal State-Los Angeles 6-4 Junior
Ian Vouyoukas St. Louis 6-10 Junior
Darius Washington Jr. Memphis 6-2 Sophomore
Albert Weber Connors State 6-3 Sophomore
Marcus Williams Connecticut 6-3 Junior
Shawne Williams Memphis 6-9 Freshman

The following is the list of international players who have applied for early entry into the 2006 NBA Draft:

Andriy Agafonov Khimik (Ukraine) 6-8 1986 DOB
Nemanja Aleksandrov FMP Zeleznik (Serb. & Mont.) 7-0 1987 DOB
Pape-Philippe Amagou Le Mans (France) 6-0 1985 DOB
Andrea Bargnani Benetton Treviso (Italy) 6-10 1985 DOB
Yannick Bokolo Le Mans (France) 6-2 1985 DOB
Carlos Cedeno Guaiqueries (Venezuela) 6-5 1985 DOB
Tadija Dragicevic Crvena Zvezda (Serb. & Mont.) 6-8 1986 DOB
Lior Eliyahu Hapoel Galil Elyon (Israel) 6-9
1985 DOB
Rudy Fernandez DKV Joventut (Spain) 6-5 1985 DOB
Kyrylo Fesenko Mariupol (Ukraine) 6-11 1986 DOB
Rafael Hettsheimeier Akasvayu Vic (Spain) 6-10 1986 DOB
Marko Lekic Atlas (Serbia-Montenegro) 6-10 1985 DOB
Damir Markota Cibona (Croatia) 6-10 1985 DOB
Mickael Mokongo Chalon (France) 5-11 1986 DOB
Brad Newley Townsville (Australia) 6-7 1985 DOB
Oleksiy Pecherov Paris Basket Racing (France) 7-0 1985 DOB
Hrvoje Peric Split (Croatia) 6-8 1985 DOB
Kosta Perovic Partizan (Serbia & Mont.) 7-2 1985 DOB
Giorgos Printezis Olympiacos (Greece) 6-9 1985 DOB
Milovan Rakovic Atlas (Serbia-Montenegro) 6-10 1985 DOB
Aleksandar Rindin Gala Baku (Azerbaijan) 7-5 1985 DOB
Sergio Rodriguez Adecco Estudiantes (Spain) 6-3 1986 DOB
Dusan Sakota Panathinaikos (Greece) 6-10 1986 DOB
Renaldas Seibutis Olympiacos (Greece) 6-5 1985 DOB
Saer Sene Verviers-Pepinster (Belgium) 7-0 1986 DOB
Sidiki Sidibe Levallois (France) 7-0 1985 DOB
Sun Yue Beijing Aoshen Olympians (ABA) 6-9 1985 DOB
Tiago Splitter Tau Ceramica (Spain) 6-11 1985 DOB
Ali Traore Roanne (France) 6-9 1985 DOB
Ejike Ugboaja Union Bank Lagos (Nigeria) 6-9 1985 DOB
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Postby LucasWhite on Thu May 04, 2006 7:33 am

Can someone tell me why Sene can enter the draft, and even another player born in 1987, but American high schoolers cannot? What exactly is the rule that lets you enter earlier if you are not an American citizen?
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Postby eNlight on Thu May 04, 2006 11:05 pm

saer sene is going to be 20 this year.
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Postby LucasWhite on Sat May 06, 2006 3:35 pm

He is right out of high school though. I'm not sure if the NBA would let an American player enter early in a situation where all else is equal to Sene's situation.
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