46 Early Entry Candidates still in the NBA Draft
Austin is one of 46 underclassmen in the Draft
Austin is one of 46 underclassmen in the Draft

Posted Jun 21, 2003


Twenty seven underclassmen pulled their names out of the 2003 NBA Draft. However, there are still 29 collegiate and high school players and 17 international prospects that are early entry candidates in this year's draft.

Following is the list of players who remain early entry candidates for NBA Draft 2003, which will be held Thursday, June 26, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City:

Chris Alexander

7-1

JR

C

Iowa State

Will likely go undrafted

Carmelo Anthony

6-7

FR

SF

Syracuse

Top three pick

Mario Austin

6-9

JR

PF

Mississippi State

Late first/early second round pick

Ronald Blackshear

6-5

JR

SG

Marshall

Will likely go undrafted

Chris Bosh

6-11

FR

PF

Georgia Tech

Top six pick

Lamar Castile

6-2

SO

SG

Beaver County (PA)

Will likely go undrafted

Ndudi Ebi

6-9

SR*

PF

Houston (TX) Westbury Christian

First round pick

Rod Edwards

6-1

JR

PG

Ouachita Baptist

Will likely go undrafted

Carl English

6-5

JR

SG

Hawaii

Late first/early second round pick

T.J. Ford

5-11

SO

PG

Texas

Top ten pick

Zac Fray

6-6

SO

SF

Santa Ana College

Will likely go undrafted

Jonathan Hargett

5-11

FR

PG

West Virginia

Will likely go undrafted

David Hamilton

6-9

JR

PF

Salem International

Will likely go undrafted

Jarvis Hayes

6-7

JR

SG

Georgia

Late lottery/mid first round pick

Maurice Jackson

6-9

JR

PF

Texas-Permian Basin

Will likely go undrafted

LeBron James

6-8

SR*

SF

Akron (OH) St. Vincent-St. Mary

Top pick

Richard Jeter

6-6

SO

SF

Atlanta Metropolitan (GA) CC

Will likely go undrafted

Chris Kaman

7-0

JR

C

Central Michigan

Top ten pick

James Lang

6-10

SR*

C

Birmingham (AL) Central Park Christian

Early second round pick

Travis Outlaw

6-8

SR*

SF

Starkville (MS) High

Late first/early second round pick

Kendrick Perkins

6-10

SR*

C

Beamount (TX) Ozen

Late first/early second round pick

Josh Powell

6-9

SO

PF

North Carolina State

Possible second round pick

Rick Rickert

6-11

SO

PF

Minnesota

Late first/early second round pick

Luke Ridnour

6-2

JR

PG

Oregon

Late lottery/mid first round pick

Robert Smith

6-7

JR

PF

North Carolina Wesleyan

Will likely go undrafted

Michael Sweetney

6-8

JR

PF

Georgetown

Late lottery/mid first round pick

Dwayne Wade

6-4

JR

SG

Marquette

Lottery pick

Maurice Williams

6-1

SO

PG

Alabama

Late first/early second round pick/

Doug Wrenn

6-6

JR

SF

Washington

Will likely go undrafted

The following is the list of international players who have applied for early entry into NBA Draft 2003:

Malick Badiane

6-10

PF

1984

Langen (Germany)

Possible second round pick

Leandro Barbosa

6-3

PG

1982

Bauru Tilibra (Brazil)

Late lottery/mid first round pick

Carlos Delfino

6-6

SG

1982

Skipper Bologna (Italy)

Late first/early second round pick

Boris Diaw-Riffiod

6-7

SF

1982

Pau Orthez (France)

Late first/early second round pick

Maciej Lampe

6-11

PF

1985

Universidad Complutense (Spain)

Late lottery pick

Darko Milicic

7-0

PF

1985

Hemofarm Vrsac (Serbia/Monten.)

Top three pick

Zaur Pachulia

6-11

PF

1984

Ulker (Turkey)

Late first round pick

Aleksandar Pavlovic

6-7

SF

1983

Buducnost (Serbia/Montenegro)

Late first round pick

Mickael Pietrus

6-6

SG

1982

Pau Orthez (France)

Late lottery/mid first round pick

Zoran Planinic

6-7

SF

1982

Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)

Late first round pick

Sofoklis Schortsanitis

6-9

PF

1985

Iraklis (Greece)

Late first round pick

Nedzad Sinanovic

7-1

C

1983

Zenica Celik (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Possible second round pick

Jon Stefansson

6-4

SG

1982

TBB Trier (Germany)

Will likely go undrafted

Szymon Szewczyk

6-10

PF

1982

Braunschweig (Germany)

Likely second round pick

Remon Van de Hare

7-2

C

1982

F.C. Barcelona (Spain)

Will likely go undrafted

Slavko Vranes

7-4

C

1983

Buducnost (Serbia/Montenegro)

Late first/early second round pick

Xue Yuyang

7-0

C

1982

Hong Kong Flying Dragons (China)

Will likely go undrafted



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