2012 NBA Draft early entrants list

In case you were wondering who the Utah Jazz won’t be getting with their own first-round pick (now Minnesota’s at No. 18) or with the Foldin’ State Warriors’ lottery selection (unless they get leapfrogged out of the top seven in the lottery), here is the intriguing list of 66 early entry candidates for the 2012 NBA Draft (P.S. The Jazz do have the No. 47 pick in the second round):

  • Damian Lillard  Weber State     6-3     Junior
  • Erik Austin     Jackson CC (MI) 6-3     Freshman
  • Harrison Barnes North Carolina  6-8     Sophomore
  • Will Barton     Memphis 6-6     Sophomore
  • Bradley Beal    Florida 6-3     Freshman
  • J’Covan Brown   Texas   6-1     Junior
  • Dominic Cheek   Villanova       6-6     Junior
  • Jared Cunningham        Oregon State    6-4     Junior
  • Anthony Davis   Kentucky        6-10    Freshman
  • Andre Drummond  Connecticut     6-10    Freshman
  • Dominique Ferguson      Florida International   6-9     Soph
  • Justin Hamilton LSU     7-0     Junior
  • Moe Harkless    St. John’s      6-8     Freshman
  • John Henson     North Carolina  6-11    Junior
  • John Jenkins    Vanderbilt      6-4     Junior
  • Perry Jones III Baylor  6-11    Sophomore
  • Terrence Jones  Kentucky        6-9     Sophomore
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist  Kentucky        6-7     Freshman
  • Doron Lamb      Kentucky        6-4     Sophomore
  • Jeremy Lamb     Connecticut     6-5     Sophomore
  • Meyers Leonard  Illinois        7-1     Sophomore
  • Kendall Marshall N. Carolina    6-4             Sophomore
  • Fab Melo        Syracuse        7-0     Sophomore
  • Khris Middleton Texas A&M       6-7     Junior
  • Quincy Miller   Baylor  6-9     Freshman
  • Tony Mitchell   Alabama 6-6     Junior
  • Arnett Moultrie Mississippi State       6-11    Junior
  • Reeves Nelson   UCLA/Zalgiris (Lithuania)       6-8     -
  • Austin Rivers   Duke    6-3     Freshman
  • Peter Roberson  Grambling State 7-0     Junior
  • Quincy Roberts  Grambling State 6-5     Junior
  • Thomas Robinson Kansas  6-9     Junior
  • Terrence Ross   Washington      6-6     Sophomore
  • Avery Scharer   Shoreline CC (WA)       6-1     Sophomore
  • Renardo Sidney  Mississippi State       6-10    Junior
  • Jonathon Simmons        Houston 6-6     Junior
  • Terrell Stoglin Maryland        6-1     Sophomore
  • Gerardo Suero   Albany  6-4     Junior
  • Jared Sullinger Ohio State      6-9     Sophomore
  • Raymond Taylor  Florida Atlantic        5-6     Junior
  • Marquis Teague  Kentucky        6-2     Freshman
  • Joston Thomas   Hawaii  6-7     Junior
  • Hollis Thompson Georgetown      6-8     Junior
  • Richard Townsend-Gant   Vancouver Island U.     6-5     Junior
  • Dion Waiters    Syracuse        6-4     Sophomore
  • Maalik Wayns    Villanova       6-1     Junior
  • Royce White     Iowa State      6-8     Sophomore
  • D’Angelo Williams Notre Dame de Namur (CA)      6-3     Junior
  • Tony Wroten     Washington      6-5     Freshman
International players who've applied:
  • Furkan Aldemir  Galatasaray (Turkey)    6-10    1991 DOB
  • Jonas Bergstedt Torrelodones (Spain)    6-11    1991 DOB
  • Evan Fournier    Poitiers (France)       6-7     1992 DOB
  • Josep Franch    Murcia (Spain)  6-5     1991 DOB
  • Maximilian Klebers Oliver Baskets (Germany)      6-5     1992
  • Lahaou Konate   Evreux (France) 6-5     1991 DOB
  • Mindaugas Kupsas Baltai Kaunas (Lithuania)       7-0     1991
  • Joffrey Lauvergne       Chalon (France) 6-11    1991 DOB
  • Abdoulaye Loum  Gravelines (France)     6-11    1991 DOB
  • Nika Metreveli  Sassari (Italy) 7-0     1991 DOB
  • Nemanja Nedovic Crvena Zvezda (Serbia)  6-4     1991 DOB
  • Alen Omic       Zlatorog (Slovenia)     7-0     1992 DOB
  • Jakub Parzenski PGB Basket (Poland)     6-10    1991 DOB
  • Sertac Sanli    Galatasaray (Turkey)    7-0     1991 DOB
  • Tomas Satoransky        Cajasol (Spain) 6-7     1991 DOB
  • Tornike Shengelia       Spirou (Belgium)        6-10    1991
  • Mathieu Wojciechowski   Gravelines (France)     6-6     1992

(From the NBA: Players wishing to enter the 2012 NBA Draft were required to submit a letter to the NBA to be received no later than Sunday, 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 p.m. ET on Monday, June 18.)

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Jody Genessy

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One comment

  1. Alex

    I’m curious why this list of early entrants is so short compared to previous years? Throughout the last few years there have been around 90 or so early entrants. Now 1/3 less? Any explanations for this dramatic drop? Thanks!