34 early entry candidates withdraw names from NBA draft

Tuesday June 16th, 2015

On Tuesday, the NBA released the names of 34 early entry candidates who have withdrawn from the 2015 NBA draft.

The players had previously declared for the draft but had until 5 p.m. on Monday to withdraw their names. Underclassmen players who declare for the draft by the early entry deadline but do not hire an agent retain the ability to withdraw by the June 15 deadline. 

Two of the players who have withdrawn are from U.S. colleges, while the other 32 are international players. Walter Pitchford of Nebraska and Jerome Hill of Gardner-Webb are the two U.S. players, who can now return to school.

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To see the other U.S. college early entry players who remain in the draft, click here. ​

The 2015 NBA draft will be held next Thursday, June 25, in Brooklyn.

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The list of international players, plus the country where their team plays, is below.

Alberto Abalde, Joventut (Spain)
Wael Arakji, Al Riyadi (Lebanon)
Eleftherios Bochoridis, Panathinaikos (Greece)
Beka Burjanadze, Coruna (Spain)
Nedim Buza, Spars Sarajevo (Bosnia)
Alexandre Chassang, ASVEL (France)
George de Paula, Pinheiros (Brazil)
Andrey Desyatnikov, Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia)
Moussa Diagne, Fuenlabrada (Spain)
Lucas Dias Silva, Pinheiros (Brazil)
Ognjen Dobric, FMP Beograd (Serbia)
Simone Fontecchio, Granarolo (Italy)
Danilo Fuzaro, Minas (Brazil)
Marc Garcia, Manresa (Spain)
Humberto Gomes, Pinheiros (Brazil)
Kevin Harley, Poitiers (France)
Juan Alberto Hernangomez, Estudiantes (Spain)
Alpha Kaba, Pau Orthez (France)
Vladyslav Koreniuk, Dnipro (Ukraine)
Dusan Kutlesic, Metalac (Serbia)
Timothe Luwawu, Antibes (France)
Aleksej Nikolic, Spars Sarajevo (Bosnia)
Miroslav Pasajlic, Uzice (Serbia)
Anzejs Pasecniks, VEF Riga (Latvia)
Oriol Pauli, Gran Canaria (Spain)
Djoko Salic, Spars Sarajevo (Bosnia)
Marko Tejic, Crvena Zvezda (Serbia)
Alexander Vezenkov, Aris (Greece)
Rade Zagorac, Mega Leks (Serbia)
Sergiy Zagreba, Dnipro (Ukraine)
Alexandr Zhigulin, Penas Huesca (Spain)
Paul Zipser, Bayern Munich (Germany)

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