1997 NBA Draft Early Entrant & Withdrawal List

U.S. college players who have withdrawn from the 1997 NBA Draft

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date College Class Draft Status YOS
Corry Carr SG 6-3 212 Dec 5, 1975 Texas Tech Jr 1998 Rnd 2, Pick 20, Atlanta Hawks 2
Ronnie Fields SG 6-3 198 Feb 28, 1977 La Crosse Bobcats (United States) 1977 DOB 1998 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0
Larell Redic C 7-0 280 N/A Utah State Jr 1998 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0
Dawood Thomas SG 6-4   N/A Mount Aloysius College Jr 1998 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0

International players who have withdrawn from the 1997 NBA Draft

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Class Draft Status YOS Nationality
Dimitris Papanikolaou PF 6-8 230 Feb 7, 1977 1977 DOB 1999 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0 Greece
Mirsad Turkcan PF 6-9 250 Jun 7, 1976 1976 DOB 1998 Rnd 1, Pick 18, Houston Rockets 2 Turkey
Lucas Victoriano SG 6-4 203 Nov 5, 1977 1977 DOB 1999 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0 Argentina

U.S. high school players who remain early entry candidates in the 1997 NBA Draft

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date High School Team Class Draft Status YOS
Tracy McGrady SG/SF 6-8 210 May 24, 1979 Mt. Zion Christian Academy (North Carolina) 1979 DOB * 1997 Rnd 1, Pick 9, Toronto Raptors 16

U.S. college players who remain early entry candidates in the 1997 NBA Draft

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Pre-Draft Team Class Draft Status YOS
Tariq Abdul-Wahad F-G 6-6 223 Nov 3, 1974 San Jose State Jr * 1997 Rnd 1, Pick 11, Sacramento Kings 8
Gracen Averil SG 6-5 210 Dec 2, 1973 Texas Tech Jr * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0
Tony Battie PF 6-11 230 Feb 11, 1976 Texas Tech Jr * 1997 Rnd 1, Pick 5, Denver Nuggets 15
Chauncey Billups PG 6-3 210 Sep 25, 1976 Colorado So * 1997 Rnd 1, Pick 3, Boston Celtics 17
Carl Blanton GF 6-7 215 N/A Sinclair CC So * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0
Mark Blount C-F 7-0 250 Nov 30, 1975 Pittsburgh So * 1997 Rnd 2, Pick 26, Seattle SuperSonics 11
C.J. Bruton PG 6-2 195 Dec 13, 1975 Indian Hills So * 1997 Rnd 2, Pick 24, Vancouver Grizzlies 1
Dan Buie PF 6-8 215 Oct 8, 1971 Washburn Jr * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0
Keith Closs C 7-2 215 Apr 3, 1976 Central Connecticut State Jr * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 4
James Cotton SG 6-5 220 Dec 14, 1975 Long Beach State Jr * 1997 Rnd 2, Pick 4, Denver Nuggets 3
Tony Doyle PF 6-8   Jul 17, 1975 Columbia RS-Jr * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0
Ian Folmar FC 6-5 270 N/A California University of Pennsylvania Sr * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0
Danny Fortson SF 6-7 260 Mar 27, 1976 Cincinnati Jr * 1997 Rnd 1, Pick 10, Milwaukee Bucks 10
Adonal Foyle C 6-10 250 Mar 9, 1975 Colgate Jr * 1997 Rnd 1, Pick 8, Golden State Warriors 13
Darryl Hardy PF 6-8 232 May 28, 1974 Winston-Salem State Jr * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0
Antjonne Holmes PF 6-9   N/A Central Baptist Sr * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0
Troy Hudson PG 6-1 170 Mar 13, 1976 Southern Illinois Jr * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 11
Marc Jackson C 6-10 270 Jan 16, 1975 Temple Jr * 1997 Rnd 2, Pick 9, Golden State Warriors 7
Stephen Jackson SF/SG 6-8 220 Apr 5, 1978 Butler CC Fr * 1997 Rnd 2, Pick 14, Phoenix Suns 17
Ed Jenkins PF 6-9 280 N/A Ohio State Jr * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0
Marcus Johnson PF 6-9 230 Feb 28, 1975 Long Beach State Jr * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0
Damon Jones PG 6-3 185 Aug 25, 1976 Houston Jr * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 11
Nate Langley PG 6-3 175 N/A George Mason Jr * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0
Keith Love PG 6-3   N/A Dominican (IL) So * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0
Gordon Malone C 6-11 215 Jul 17, 1974 West Virginia Jr * 1997 Rnd 2, Pick 15, Minnesota Timberwolves 1
Amere May PF 6-7 250 N/A Shaw Jr * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0
Elgie McCoy PF 6-9   N/A Kutztown Jr * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0
Ron Mercer G-F 6-7 210 May 18, 1976 Kentucky So * 1997 Rnd 1, Pick 6, Boston Celtics 8
Victor Page PG 6-3 200 Feb 19, 1975 Georgetown So * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0
Shawn Ritzie PG 6-1   N/A Norwalk CC So * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0
Eddie Robinson PF 6-9 210 Apr 19, 1976 Central Oklahoma Fr * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 6
Paul Rogers C 7-0 260 Sep 29, 1973 Gonzaga Jr * 1997 Rnd 2, Pick 25, Los Angeles Lakers 1
Bryon Ruffner SF 6-6   N/A Brigham Young Sr (Ineligible) * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0
Mark Sanford PF 6-9 210 Feb 7, 1976 Washington Jr * 1997 Rnd 2, Pick 2, Miami Heat 3
God Shammgod PG 6-0 169 Apr 29, 1976 Providence So * 1997 Rnd 2, Pick 17, Washington Wizards 2
Mo Taylor PF 6-9 265 Oct 30, 1976 Michigan Jr * 1997 Rnd 1, Pick 14, Los Angeles Clippers 10
Tim Thomas PF 6-10 240 Feb 26, 1977 Villanova Fr * 1997 Rnd 1, Pick 7, New Jersey Nets 13
Mark Young C 6-6 200 Jul 1, 1975 Kansas State Jr * 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted 0

International players who remain early entry candidates in the 1997 NBA Draft

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Class Draft Status YOS Nationality
Marko Milic SF 6-6 235 May 7, 1977 1977 DOB * 1997 Rnd 2, Pick 5, Philadelphia Sixers 2 Slovenia