NBA's official list is right here
-According to Danilo Gallinari
's official website:
"After some workouts and having carefully evalued any opportunity for his career, Danilo Gallinari
decided to attend the 2008 NBA Draft. In this very moment Danilo and his father are in Los Angeles, waiting to be joined by the rest of the family."
Gallinari will work out for the Minnesota Timberwolves later this week, according to sources close to the situation.
- French point guard Rodrigue Beaubois
will pull his name out of the draft, according to his agent Bill McCandless. Beaubois did not receive a promise in the first round, and thus preferred not to risk anything considering his excellent situation in Cholet next year. He canceled his workouts with Seattle and Cleveland. Fellow French early-entry prospect Luc Louves
has withdrawn as well according to McCandless.
- Has withdrawn his name from the draft, according to his agent Doug Neustadt.
will keep his name in the draft, agent Bill Kent told DraftExpress.
- Chris Douglas-Roberts
of Memphis will reportedly keep his name in the draft and hire agent Leon Rose.
will be returning to North Carolina, according to a source close to the situation.
is staying in the draft, according to his agent Marc Cornstein.
has withdrawn his name from the draft, according to a source close to the situation.
and Nicolas Batum
will keep their name in the draft, according to agent Jeremy Medjana.
will be keeping his name in the draft and signing with an agent, according to sources.
will be keeping his name in the draft according to agent Andy Miller.
-The last three big unknowns are Ryan Anderson
, Chase Budinger
, and Lester Hudson
. Budinger is currently working out for the Sacramento Kings.
has decided to return to school, according to an NBA scout.
-According to Jeff Goodman of Fox Sports, Bill Walker
is in, while Ron Steele
, Robert Dozier
and AJ Abrams are out.
is staying in the draft, according to a source close to the situation.
has pulled his name out of the draft, according to his agent Todd Ramasar.
will be returning to school, according to his friend Ruben Webber. Webber said that teams told Hudson he would be drafted anywhere from 35-50, but that he preferred not to roll the dice and instead opted to return and get his degree. In Hudson's mind, the worst-case scenario is he goes in the same range next year, and there is always the upside of being able to crack the first round of a weaker draft with his degree in hand. Tennessee-Martin will be playing stronger competition next season than they did this year, including games against Southern Cal and Tennessee.
has withdrawn his name from the draft, according to an NBA executive with knowledge of the situation. Budinger conducted the process strangely from what we could gather, opting to work out for numerous teams who were well ahead of his draft range, such as the Knicks (#6), Clippers (#7) and Kings (#15)and thus likely did not have the type of information he needed to make an informed decision. He will be returning to a situation in Arizona where he will have no chance but step up and have a great year, which puts a lot of pressure on him, but also will tell us a great deal about the kind of player he is. He will likely start off the year as a projected lottery pick and preseason All-American.
-Luke Winn of SI.com is reporting that UCLAs Luc Richard Mbah a Moute
is surprisingly keeping his name in the draft, despite the fact that he may not hear his name called in either rounds of the draft on June 26th.
-Maccabi Tel Avivs Omri Casspi
has withdrawn his name from the draft, likely after not finding a promise from any team in the first round. Casspi is in a great situation to excel in the Euroleague with Maccabi next year, and should make a strong run to be drafted in the first round.
-Turns out that Derrick Caracter
withdrew his name from the draft a few days ago, as he told the Louisville Courier-Journal. Caracter is in summer school and wants Coach Pitino to give him another chance. If anything, this should be an interesting story to follow, as its hard to pass up on a player with Caracters size and skill, but its also difficult to put up with the head-aches he brings.
-Jeff Goodman, the man who never sleeps, is reporting that Josh Akognon is going back to school.
-The Spanish website Solobasket
is reporting that Pamesa Valencia forward Victor Claver
has withdrawn his name from the draft.
-A source tells us that Ronalds Zakis
of Ventspils has removed his name. Official Early-Entry List:NCAA Staying In:Joe Alexander
, West Virginia (signed with Doug Neustadt)Ryan Anderson
, CaliforniaDarrell Arthur
, KansasD.J. Augustin
, TexasJerryd Bayless
, ArizonaMichael Beasley
, Kansas StateKeith Brumbaugh
, Hillsborough CC (FL)Mario Chalmers
, KansasChris Douglas-Roberts
, MemphisC.J. Giles
, Oregon StateDonte Greene
Kalen Grimes, MissouriEric Gordon
, IndianaDeAndre Jordan
, Texas A&MKosta Koufos
, Ohio StateJamont Gordon
, Mississippi State (signing with Charles Grantham?)Shawn James
, DuquesneDavon Jefferson
, Southern CaliforniaBrook Lopez
, StanfordRobin Lopez
, StanfordKevin Love
, UCLAO.J. Mayo
, Southern CaliforniaRichard Hendrix
, AlabamaJ.J. Hickson
, North Carolina StateGeorge Hill
, IUPUILuc Richard Mbah a Moute
, UCLAJaVale McGee
Kojo Mensah, DuquesneTrent Plaisted
, Brigham YoungBruce Price
, Tennessee StateAnthony Randolph
, LSUWalter Sharpe
, Alabama-Birmingham (signed with agent Danny Servick)Derrick Rose
, MemphisBrandon Rush
, KansasMarreese Speights
, FloridaBill Walker
, Kansas StateRussell Westbrook
, UCLAInternational Players In:Alexis Ajinca
, Hyeres-Toulon (France)Nicolas Batum
, Le Mans (France)Danilo Gallinari
, Armani Jeans Milano (Italy)Serge Ibaka
, L'Hospitalet (Spain)Ante Tomic
, Zagreb (Croatia)NCAA Pulled Out:
A.J. Abrams, Texas
Josh Akognon, Cal State FullertonAntonio Anderson
, MemphisJason Bennett
, Tallahassee CC (FL)Chase Budinger
, ArizonaLee Cummard
, Brigham YoungDerrick Caracter
, LouisvilleDeMarre Carroll
, MissouriJosh Carter
, Texas A&MRobert Dozier
, MemphisWayne Ellington
, North CarolinaAlonzo Gee
, AlabamaDanny Green
, North CarolinaLester Hudson
, Tennessee-MartinStefon Jackson
, Texas-El PasoTy Lawson
, North CarolinaLeo Lyons
, MissouriJerel McNeal
, MarquetteJeremy Pargo
, GonzagaJosh Shipp
, UCLARon Steele
, AlabamaJohn Riek
, Winchendon School (MA)Robert Vaden
, Alabama-BirminghamInternational Players Out:Rodrigue Beaubois
, Cholet (France)
Mikheil Berishvili, BC Vita (Georgia)Omri Casspi
, Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)Victor Claver
, Pamesa Valencia (Spain)Nando de Colo
, Cholet (France)
Sergey Ilin, Budivelnik (Ukraine)Joe Ingles
, Melbourne South Dragons (Australia)Jonas Jerebko
, Biella (Italy)Mladen Jeremic
, FMP Zeleznik (Serbia)
Maxym Korniyenko, Dnipro (Ukraine)Luc Louves
, Orleans (France)Rudy Mbemba
, Solna (Sweden)Henk Norel
, Alicante (Spain)Maxim Sheleketo
, VEF Riga (Latvia)Giorgi Shermadini
, Maccabi Tbilisi (Georgia)
Maksym Vilkhovetskyi, Dnipro (Ukraine)Ronalds Zakis
, VEF Riga (Latvia)Unknown players
Derek Bailey, Providence Christian Academy (SC)
Charles Carter, Oklahoma BaptistPaul Graham
III, Florida Atlantic
Reggie Huffman, Alabama-Birmingham
Courtney Pigram, East Tennessee State
Kiwan Smith, Redlands CC (OK)
Gordon Watt, Houston Baptist
Raymond Wright, Arkansas-Monticello