2012 NBA Draft early entries list

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The deadline for underclassmen college basketball players to declare for the 2012 NBA Draft has passed.  Here is the latest list of early entries with Maryland’s Terrell Stoglin entering the draft at the last minute.  Check out our 2012 NBA Mock Draft and click on the player’s name for an in-depth scouting report.

UPDATED: 4/30/12 12:40 PM
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2011 NBA Mock Draft- Second Round 6-23-11

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HAPPY NBA DRAFT DAY!!! Here is the latest second round of our 2011 NBA Mock Draft.  Be sure to check back throughout the day for updates.  Click on the players’ name for a complete scouting report and an NBA comparison.  Click on the team name for a look at their off-season needs.  Here is a list of outstanding trades for the 2011 NBA Draft.  Check out a 2012 NBA Mock Draft and our 2010 NBA Draft Lottery Re-Do.

UPDATED: 6/23/11 (5:20 P.M.)

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OFFICIAL 2011 NBA Draft Early Entries

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The May 8th deadline for college basketball underclassmen to either announce they are returning to school or staying in the NBA Draft for good has past.  There were some very questionable and surprising decisions.  Check out The Sports Bank’s 2011 NBA Mock Draft and click on the player’s name for an in-depth scouting report.

UPDATED: 5/11/11

By: David Kay

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Northwestern’s John Shurna Declares for NBA Draft, No Agent

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Northwestern Wildcats junior forward John Shurna declared for the 2011 NBA Draft but hasn’t hired an agent. He’s eligible to return to NU for his senior year if he withdraws by May 8th.

“This is an exciting opportunity for John and I fully support his decision,” Northwestern head coach Bill Carmody said in a statement. “It’s a chance for him to pursue his dream and we look forward to helping him gather information throughout the process.”

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NBA Draft Stock Report: Sweet 16/Elite 8 Edition

Derrick Williams nbaEven though it is just one game or a few games, the NCAA Tournament can do wonders to either help or hurt a college basketball player’s NBA Draft Stock; especially on the big stage of the Sweet 16 or Elite 8.  Here are some players who have seen their stock rise and fall this past weekend. Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2011 NBA Mock Draft.  You can also check out the list of underclassmen who have already declared for the draft or announced their intention of returning to school.

By: David Kay
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NBA Draft Stock Report: NCAA Tournament Edition

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Even though it is just one game or a few games, the NCAA Tournament can do wonders to either help or hurt a college basketball player’s NBA Draft Stock. Here are some players who have seen their stock rise and fall since tourney time has tipped-off

By: David Kay
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Derrick Favors will be the 1st big man taken in NBA Draft

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Somehow, someway I’ll get through an entire feature on former Georgia Tech power forward Derrick Favors without using the trite cliché: “he has a tremendous upside.” This 6-10, 245 power player’s game is certainly anything but tired and shopworn as his best days are yet to come. NBA scouts know it, as he’ll likely be the first “big” taken, and could go as high as #3 or #4 in the NBA Draft.

I caught up to him in Milwaukee, on the eve of his final collegiate game, a 75-66 loss to Ohio State. The freshman Favors once again displayed his biggest weakness: he fouled out.

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NBA Draft Withdrawn Names List

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48 players who had declared as early entry candidates for the 2010 NBA Draft have withdrawn. There are 50 collegiate and five international prospects that remain early entry candidates.

The 2010 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 24 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

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Final NBA Draft Early Entries List

By: David Kay

Either you’re in or you’re out.  The 2010 NBA Draft class is set in stone.  Saturday night was the deadline for underclassmen to withdraw their name and decide to return to school if they had not hired an agent.  25 of the 80 players who originally declared chose to pull their names out of the draft meaning 55 underclassmen are in for good.  Translation: a lot of young men are going to be incredibly disappointed draft night and receiving some terrible career advice.
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Official 2010 NBA Draft Early Entries List

By: David Kay

The deadline has passed for college basketball players to declare their intentions on whether or not they are declaring for the NBA Draft and today, the NBA released the official list.  80 players have decided to do so with a large amount of them not signing an agent to keep their eligibility by possibly returning to college (UPDATE: the list is now down to 79 because minutes after I posted this Dayton’s Chris Wright pulled his name out.)  Players have until May 8th to either hire an agent or announce they are indeed returning to school.  Here is the list of players who for now are putting their names in the draft.  Check out David’s 2010 NBA Mock Draft and click on the player’s name for a complete scouting report.

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Gani Lawal: proof that testing the waters benefits NBA Prospects

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By Paul M. Banks and David Kay

For 6-9, 235 lb Georgia Tech Jr. Gani Lawal, testing the waters of the NBA Draft, seeing what NBA scouts had to say about his game, and then returning to college basketball has been the best thing for him

“It’s been great coming back. I’ve learned a lot. I’m better off for it,” Lawal said during the NCAA Tournament on the eve of his final game.

“I’ve been asked about that before. The biggest thing I gained from it is just my understanding of the game. My understanding of the game has really improved over this last year.”

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Meet Derrick Favors: #1 big man on NBA Draft boards

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By Paul M. Banks and David Kay

Somehow, someway I’ll get through an entire feature on former Georgia Tech power forward Derrick Favors without using the trite cliché: “he has a tremendous upside.” This 6-10, 245 power player’s game is certainly anything but tired and shopworn as his best days are yet to come. NBA scouts know it, as he’ll likely be the first “big” taken, and could go as high as #3 or #4 in the NBA Draft.

I caught up to him in Milwaukee, on the eve of his final collegiate game, a 75-66 loss to Ohio State. The freshman Favors once again displayed his biggest weakness: he fouled out.

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