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The 2013 NBA Draft has 77 early entry candidates, with 46 players from United States' colleges and 31 internatinoal players.
Players have the right to withdraw no later than June 17 ahead of the June 27 draft in Brooklyn.
College Players Steven Adams, Pitt C.J. Aiken, St. Joseph's Anthony Bennett, UNLV Vander Blue, Marquette, Lorenzo Brown, N.C. State Reggie Bullock, North Carolina Trey Burke, Michigan Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse Adrien Coleman, Bethune-Cookman Allen Crabbe, Cal Deweyne Dedmon, USC Gorgui Dieng, Louisville Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State Archie Goodwin, Kentucky Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan Grant Jerrett, Arizona Christian Kabongo, New Mexico State Myck Kabongo, Texas Shane Larkin, Miami Ricky Ledo, Providence Alex Len, Maryland C.J. Leslie, N.C. State Nurideen Lindsey, Rider Amath M'Baye, Oklahoma Ray McCallum, Detroit Ben McLemore, Kansas Tony Mitchell, North Texas Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA Nerlens Noel, Kentucky Victor Oladipo, Indiana Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga Norvel Pelle, Los Angeles College Prep Otto Porter Jr., Georgetown Marshawn Powell, Arkansas Phil Pressey, Missouri Andre Robertson, Colorado Joshua Simmons, Spartanburg Methodist (JC) Trevis Simpson, UNC-Greensboro Tony Snell, New Mexico Tahj Tate, Delaware State John Taylor, Fresno Pacific Adonis Thompson, Memphis Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State B.J. Young, Arkansas Cody Zeller, Indiana
International Players Alejandro Abrines, Barcelona Giannis Adetokunbo, Filathlitikos Francois Affia Ambadiang, Geoplin Slovan Nemanja Besovic, Partizan Bogdan Bogdanovic, Partizan Matias Bortolin, Arkadia, Linos Chrysikopoulos, PAOK Laszlo Dobos, Zaragoza Dorde Drenovac, Biancoblu Viktor Gaddefors, Oknoplast Bologna Rudy Gobert, Cholet Mouhammadou Jaiteh, Boulogne Livio Jean-Charles, ASVEL Sergey Karasev, Triumph Louis Laveyrie, Paris-Levallois Raul Neto, Lagun Aro GBC Philipp Neumann, Brose Baskets Lucas Riva Nogueira, Estudiantes Alexandre Paranhos, Flamengo Artem Pustovyi, Khimik Bogdan Radosavljevic, Bayern Munich Marko Ramljak, Zadar Dario Saric, Cibona Dennis Schroder, New York Phantoms Strahinja Stojacic, Smederevo Walter Tavares, Gran Canaria Daniel Theis, Ratiopharm Janis Timma, Ventspils Marko Todorovic, Barcelona Axel Toupane, Strasbourg Adin Vrabac, Spars Sarajevo
Davis Thompson is selling pieces of his personal basketball memorabilia, including his 1974 N.C. State national championship ring and his old high school jersey.
Thompson said he was selling some of his basketball possessions because, while he “isn’t broke by any means,” most of his memorabilia was gathering dust. And the money wouldn’t hurt, either, he acknowledged.
“Everybody needs money,” said Thompson, who makes a living these days with occasional motivational speeches and personal appearances. “Everybody has bills. A lot of the guys from my generation have done this, and I just felt like the time was right.”
Thompson plans to donate a portion of the auction proceeds to The “V” Foundation for cancer research and the American Diabetes Association
Julius Randle will miss three months with a fractured right foot.
Randle is a consensus top-five player in the class of 2013.
“It’s a minor setback, but Julius is a fighter,” his mother Carolyn Kyles said. “We’ve already begun to set up rehabilitation for him and he’s a naturally a little down now, but he’ll be back before you know it. We’re just staying positive about everything. We know he’ll come back stronger than ever.”
Randle will decide between Kentucky, N.C. State, Florida, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma and could “potentially” return toward the end of the season.
The 2012-13 Naismith early season watch list was released on Wednesday.
Below is a full list of nominees:
Kyle Anderson, UCLA Chane Behanan, Louisville Kenny Boynton, Florida Lorenzo Brown, NC State Trey Burke, Michigan Isaiah Canaan, Murray State Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse Rotnei Clarke, Butler Jack Cooley, Notre Dame DJ Cooper, Ohio Aaron Craft, Ohio State Matthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary's Gorgui Dieng, Louisville Michael Dixon Jr., Missouri Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State Tim Frazier, Penn State Archie Goodwin, Kentucky Elias Harris, Gonzaga Pierre Jackson, Cincinnati CJ Leslie, NC State Mark Lyons, Arizona Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina CJ McCollum, Lehigh Doug McDermott, Creighton Rodney McGruder, Kansas State Ben McLemore, Kansas Tony Mitchell, North Texas Mike Moser, UNLV Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA Nerlens Noel, Kentucky Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga Mason Plumlee, Duke Otto Porter, Georgetown Alex Poythress, Kentucky Phil Pressey, Missouri Andre Roberson, Colorado Peyton Siva, Louisville Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State Michael Snaer, Florida State Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee Adonis Thomas, Memphis Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State Christian Watford, Indiana Jeff Withey, Kansas Nate Wolters, South Dakota State BJ Young, Arkansas Patric Young, Florida Cody Zeller, Indiana