Draft Updates: Fournier, Kleber, Nedovic

When the NBA released its official list of early entrants for the NBA draft, 17 international prospects were among the players named. Three of those international players are in the news, so let's round up the updates:

  • Wendell Maxey of Ridiculous Upside passes along reports that French guard Evan Fournier injured his ankle Wednesday in New Orleans and had to use crutches after the game. Fournier is considered this year's top international prospect and a likely first-round pick, but his status for this weekend's workout in New Jersey is up in the air.
  • German forward Maximilian Kleber will likely withdraw from the draft, according to an interview with Heinnews.com (hat tip to Maxey). Kleber suggests that he was advised to enter the draft to get his name out there, but that his chances of being selected are too low to remain in the player pool. Chad Ford of ESPN.com has Kleber ranked 81st on his list of 2012 prospects, though the German doesn't crack DraftExpress.com's top 100.
  • Serbian guard Nemanja Nedovic is also expected to withdraw from consideration for the 2012 draft, tweets Emiliano Carchia of Sportando, per agent Misko Raznatovic. Nedovic ranks 60th on DraftExpress' list of top prospects, and 62nd on Chad Ford's.

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