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57 Early-Entry Players Withdraw From NBA Draft

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Fifty-seven players have notified the NBA that they wish to be removed from the list of “early entry” players eligible for selection in the 2016 NBA Draft, the league announced today.  Following the NBA’s early entry withdrawal deadline of 5 p.m. ET on June 13, 2016, a comprehensive release will be distributed listing the additional players who provided the NBA with timely notice that they wish to be removed from the list of “early entry” players eligible for selection in the 2016 NBA Draft.

The following 57 players have withdrawn their names from consideration for the 2016 NBA Draft:

            Player                                 School

Abdul-Malik Abu                 North Carolina State

BeeJay Anya                        North Carolina State

Ian Baker                             New Mexico State

V.J. Beachem                       Notre Dame

James Blackmon Jr.              Indiana

Antonio Blakeney                 LSU

Jaron Blossomgame              Clemson

Trevon Bluiett                      Xavier

Amida Brimah                     Connecticut

Isaiah Briscoe                       Kentucky

Dillon Brooks                       Oregon

Elijah Brown                        New Mexico

Deonte Burton                      Iowa State

Antonio Campbell                 Ohio

Conor Clifford                     Washington State

Charles Cooke III                 Dayton

Bakari Copeland                   Maryland-Eastern Shore

Moustapha Diagne                Northwest Florida State

Tyler Dorsey                        Oregon

D’Andre Downey                 Stillman College (AL)

Vince Edwards                     Purdue

Jimmy Hall                          Kent State

Josh Hart                             Villanova

Josh Hawkinson                    Washington State

Nigel Hayes                         Wisconsin

Ike Iroegbu                          Washington State

Justin Jackson                      North Carolina

Kris Jenkins                         Villanova

Que Johnson                        Washington State

Peter Jok                             Iowa

Moses Kingsley                    Arkansas

Travion Kirkendoll               Centenary College (LA)

Dedric Lawson                     Memphis

Marcus Lee                          Kentucky

Makai Mason                       Yale

Jahmal McMurray                 South Florida

Kennedy Meeks                    North Carolina

Dallas Moore                       North Florida

Jalen Moore                         Utah State

Tyrell Nelson                       Gardner-Webb

Malik Newman                     Mississippi State

Marc-Eddy Norelia               Florida Gulf Coast

Cameron Oliver                    Nevada

Alec Peters                          Valparaiso

QJ Peterson                          VMI

Malik Pope                          San Diego State

Rodney Purvis                      Connecticut

Corey Sanders Jr.                 Rutgers

Caleb Swanigan                    Purdue

Rakish Taylor                       Anderson University (SC)

Ethan Telfair                        Idaho State

Trevor Thompson                 Ohio State

Melo Trimble                       Maryland

Maurice Watson Jr.               Creighton

Andrew White III                 Nebraska

Alec Wintering                     Portland

Zeek Woodley                      Northwestern State

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From time to time we have open chairs at Basketball Insiders for writers looking to gain experience, grow their brand and to be part of an aggressive up-tempo content team.

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