Monday, June 16, 2008

Early-Entry Deadline Update

As the clock ticks towards 5:00 p.m. EST, nearly all of the 20 remaining underclassmen who had yet to make a final decision before today have made an announcement regarding their intentions. While there are a couple of players still on the fence, here is a look at which players are in the NBA Draft and which players are heading back to school.

Note: Updated at 6:12 p.m. with Akognon, Mbah a Moute decisions.

Returning to School (Source in Parenthesis)

A.J. Abrams, Texas (Houston Chronicle)
Josh Akognon, Cal State Fullerton (
Chase Budinger, Arizona (
Robert Dozier, Memphis (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
Wayne Ellington, North Carolina (, first broken by
Danny Green, North Carolina (, first broken by
Lester Hudson, Tennessee-Martin (
Ty Lawson, North Carolina (, first broken by
Jeremy Pargo, Gonzaga (
Ronald Steele, Alabama (Mobile Press-Register, first reported by
Robert Vaden, UAB (Birmingham News, first reported by

Staying in the Draft

Ryan Anderson, California (
Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State: No official word, but signs point to him leaving.
Richard Hendrix, Alabama (
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (
Bill Walker, Kansas State (

Announced Intentions Sunday

Joe Alexander, West Virginia: Signed with agent Doug Neustadt; will not return to school. (
Mario Chalmers, Kansas: Informed coaching staff he was staying in the draft. (Kansas City Star)
Lee Cummard, BYU: Coach Dave Rose said Cummard has decided to return to school. (
J.J. Hickson, North Carolina State: Officially announced on Sunday that he was staying in the Draft. (

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