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Official Early Entrants List For 2020 NBA Draft

The NBA has officially announced that 84 early entrant prospects will be eligible to be selected in the 2020 NBA draft next Wednesday. Of those early entrants, 71 are players from college or other educational institutions, while the remaining 13 are international prospects.

Although the number of early entrants is higher than the number of picks in the draft (60), the list of early entrants is still significantly smaller than it was at the NBA’s initial entry deadline in April. At that point, 205 early entrants had declared for the draft. After testing the waters, more than half of those players withdrew their names

Here’s the complete list of early entrant prospects eligible for the 2020 NBA draft:

College Players:

  1. Precious Achiuwa, F, Memphis (freshman)
  2. Milan Acquaah, G, California Baptist (junior)
  3. Ty-Shon Alexander, G, Creighton (junior)
  4. Cole Anthony, G, North Carolina (freshman)
  5. Brendan Bailey, F, Marquette (sophomore)
  6. Saddiq Bey, F, Villanova (sophomore)
  7. Tyler Bey, F, Colorado (junior)
  8. Jermaine Bishop, G, Norfolk State (junior)
  9. Dachon Burke, G, Nebraska (junior)
  10. Vernon Carey Jr., C, Duke (freshman)
  11. Nate Darling, G, Delaware (junior)
  12. Lamine Diane, F, Cal State Northridge (sophomore)
  13. Devon Dotson, G, Kansas (sophomore)
  14. Anthony Edwards, G, Georgia (freshman)
  15. CJ Elleby, F, Washington State (sophomore)
  16. Malik Fitts, F, Saint Mary’s (junior)
  17. Malachi Flynn, G, San Diego State (junior)
  18. Josh Green, G/F, Arizona (freshman)
  19. Ashton Hagans, G, Kentucky (sophomore)
  20. Tyrese Haliburton, G, Iowa State (sophomore)
  21. Josh Hall, F, Moravian Prep (N/A)
  22. Rayshaun Hammonds, F, Georgia (junior)
  23. Jalen Harris, G, Nevada (junior)
  24. Niven Hart, G, Fresno State (freshman)
  25. Nate Hinton, G/F, Houston (sophomore)
  26. Elijah Hughes, G/F, Syracuse (junior)
  27. Isaiah Joe, G, Arkansas (sophomore)
  28. Dakari Johnson, G, Cape Fear CC (freshman)
  29. C.J. Jones, G, Middle Tennessee (junior)
  30. Mason Jones, G, Arkansas (junior)
  31. Tre Jones, G, Duke (sophomore)
  32. Saben Lee, G, Vanderbilt (junior)
  33. Michael Lenoir, G, Creating Young Minds Academy (N/A)
  34. Kira Lewis, G, Alabama (sophomore)
  35. Nico Mannion, G, Arizona (freshman)
  36. Naji Marshall, F, Xavier (junior)
  37. Kenyon Martin Jr., F, IMG Academy (N/A)
  38. Tyrese Maxey, G, Kentucky (freshman)
  39. Jaden McDaniels, F, Washington (freshman)
  40. Isiaha Mike, F, SMU (junior)
  41. EJ Montgomery, F, Kentucky (sophomore)
  42. Aaron Nesmith, G, Vanderbilt (sophomore)
  43. Zeke Nnaji, F, Arizona (freshman)
  44. Jordan Nwora, F, Louisville (junior)
  45. Nikolaos Okekuoyen, C, Ridgeview Prep (N/A)
  46. Onyeka Okongwu, F/C, USC (freshman)
  47. Isaac Okoro, F, Auburn (freshman)
  48. Daniel Oturu, C, Minnesota (sophomore)
  49. Reggie Perry, F, Mississippi State (sophomore)
  50. Nate Pierre-Louis, G, Temple (junior)
  51. Immanuel Quickley, G, Kentucky (sophomore)
  52. Jahmi’us Ramsey, G, Texas Tech (freshman)
  53. Paul Reed, F, DePaul (junior)
  54. Nick Richards, F/C, Kentucky (junior)
  55. Jay Scrubb, G, John A. Logan College (sophomore)
  56. Jalen Smith, F, Maryland (sophomore)
  57. Cassius Stanley, G, Duke (freshman)
  58. Isaiah Stewart, F/C, Washington (freshman)
  59. Tyrell Terry, G, Stanford (freshman)
  60. Xavier Tillman, F/C, Michigan State (junior)
  61. Obi Toppin, F, Dayton (sophomore)
  62. Jordan Tucker, F, Butler (sophomore)
  63. Devin Vassell, G, Florida State (sophomore)
  64. Nick Weatherspoon, G, Mississippi State (junior)
  65. Kaleb Wesson, F/C, Ohio State (junior)
  66. Kahlil Whitney, F, Kentucky (freshman)
  67. Emmitt Williams, F, LSU (sophomore)
  68. Patrick Williams, F, Florida State (freshman)
  69. James Wiseman, C, Memphis (freshman)
  70. Robert Woodard II, F, Mississippi State (sophomore)
  71. Omer Yurtseven, C, Georgetown (junior)

International Players:

Note: The country indicates where the player had been playing, not necessarily where he was born.

  1. Deni Avdija, F, Israel (born 2001)
  2. Adrian Bogucki, C, Poland (born 2000)
  3. Leandro Bolmaro, F, Spain (born 2000)
  4. Imru Duke, F, Spain (born 1999)
  5. Paul Eboua, F, Italy (born 2000)
  6. Killian Hayes, G, Germany (born 2001)
  7. Vit Krejci, G, Spain (born 2000)
  8. Yam Madar, G, Israel (born 2000)
  9. Theo Maledon, G, France (born 2001)
  10. Karim Mane, G, Canada (born 2000)
  11. Aleksej Pokusevski, F, Greece (born 2001)
  12. Marko Simonovic, C, Serbia (born 1999)
  13. Mouhamed Thiam, C, France (born 2001)

The NBA’s list of early entrants includes one name that we had missed previously: Ridgeview Prep big man Nikolaos Okekuoyen. He wasn’t on the NBA’s list following the adjusted early entry deadline in August, so presumably the league determined after the fact that he got his paperwork completed on time.

Tony Goodwin II, Osas Ehigiator, Miguel Gonzalez, Sehmus Hazer, Arturs Kurucs, Caio Pacheco, Sander Raieste, Njegos Sikiras, Aboubacar Traore, and Uros Trifunovic are among the players withdrawing from the draft since our last check-in.

For details on which other prospects originally declared for the draft, then withdrew their names, be sure to check out our previous unofficial early entrant list.

NBA Updates List Of Early Entrants For 2020 Draft

Following the NBA’s August 17 deadline for early entrants to declare for the 2020 NBA draft, the league has issued an updated list of the early entrants who remain in this year’s draft pool.

The list, which includes 72 college players and 36 international prospects, looks pretty similar to the one you’ll find on our running tracker.

The NBA’s update confirms that Joe Saterfield, a wing from Ranger Community College, is no longer in the draft pool, but guard Michael Lenoir, from Creating Young Minds Academy in Texas, has entered his name.

Meanwhile, in the international pool, center Berke Atar, forward Philippe Bayehe, center Vinicius Da Silva, guard Selim Fofana, center Dut Mabor, forward Yigitcan Saybir, and forward Andrii Voinalovych have removed their names from draft consideration. Croatian forward Darko Bajo, previously believed to be pulling his name out of the draft, remains on the early entrant list, and center Aboubacar Traore from Canada’s Dynasty Sports Institute has entered his name.

The college players who remain in the draft pool have foregone their remaining NCAA eligibility, since the NCAA’s withdrawal deadline for early entrants passed earlier this month. However, the NBA’s own withdrawal deadline doesn’t arrive until 10 days before the draft. Many international prospects figure to pull out by then, and some of the college players could too, if they decide to go pro without becoming immediately draft-eligible.

Currently, the 2020 draft is scheduled for October 16, though there’s still a chance it could be further delayed. If it remains on October 16, the withdrawal deadline for the early entrants listed below will be October 6.

Per the NBA, here’s the list of the 108 early entrants who remain in the 2020 draft pool for now:

College Players:

  1. Precious Achiuwa, F, Memphis (freshman)
  2. Milan Acquaah, G, California Baptist (junior)
  3. Ty-Shon Alexander, G, Creighton (junior)
  4. Cole Anthony, G, North Carolina (freshman)
  5. Brendan Bailey, F, Marquette (sophomore)
  6. Saddiq Bey, F, Villanova (sophomore)
  7. Tyler Bey, F, Colorado (junior)
  8. Jermaine Bishop, G, Norfolk State (junior)
  9. Dachon Burke, G, Nebraska (junior)
  10. Vernon Carey Jr., C, Duke (freshman)
  11. Nate Darling, G, Delaware (junior)
  12. Lamine Diane, F, Cal State Northridge (sophomore)
  13. Devon Dotson, G, Kansas (sophomore)
  14. Anthony Edwards, G, Georgia (freshman)
  15. CJ Elleby, F, Washington State (sophomore)
  16. Malik Fitts, F, Saint Mary’s (junior)
  17. Malachi Flynn, G, San Diego State (junior)
  18. Tony Goodwin II, G/F, Redemption Academy (N/A)
  19. Josh Green, G/F, Arizona (freshman)
  20. Ashton Hagans, G, Kentucky (sophomore)
  21. Tyrese Haliburton, G, Iowa State (sophomore)
  22. Josh Hall, F, Moravian Prep (N/A)
  23. Rayshaun Hammonds, F, Georgia (junior)
  24. Jalen Harris, G, Nevada (junior)
  25. Niven Hart, G, Fresno State (freshman)
  26. Nate Hinton, G/F, Houston (sophomore)
  27. Elijah Hughes, G/F, Syracuse (junior)
  28. Isaiah Joe, G, Arkansas (sophomore)
  29. Dakari Johnson, G, Cape Fear CC (freshman)
  30. C.J. Jones, G, Middle Tennessee (junior)
  31. Mason Jones, G, Arkansas (junior)
  32. Tre Jones, G, Duke (sophomore)
  33. Saben Lee, G, Vanderbilt (junior)
  34. Michael Lenoir, G, Creating Young Minds Academy (N/A)
  35. Kira Lewis, G, Alabama (sophomore)
  36. Nico Mannion, G, Arizona (freshman)
  37. Naji Marshall, F, Xavier (junior)
  38. Kenyon Martin Jr., F, IMG Academy (N/A)
  39. Tyrese Maxey, G, Kentucky (freshman)
  40. Jaden McDaniels, F, Washington (freshman)
  41. Isiaha Mike, F, SMU (junior)
  42. EJ Montgomery, F, Kentucky (sophomore)
  43. Aaron Nesmith, G, Vanderbilt (sophomore)
  44. Zeke Nnaji, F, Arizona (freshman)
  45. Jordan Nwora, F, Louisville (junior)
  46. Onyeka Okongwu, F/C, USC (freshman)
  47. Isaac Okoro, F, Auburn (freshman)
  48. Daniel Oturu, C, Minnesota (sophomore)
  49. Reggie Perry, F, Mississippi State (sophomore)
  50. Filip Petrusev, F/C, Gonzaga (sophomore)
  51. Nate Pierre-Louis, G, Temple (junior)
  52. Immanuel Quickley, G, Kentucky (sophomore)
  53. Jahmi’us Ramsey, G, Texas Tech (freshman)
  54. Paul Reed, F, DePaul (junior)
  55. Nick Richards, F/C, Kentucky (junior)
  56. Jay Scrubb, G, John A. Logan College (sophomore)
  57. Jalen Smith, F, Maryland (sophomore)
  58. Cassius Stanley, G, Duke (freshman)
  59. Isaiah Stewart, F/C, Washington (freshman)
  60. Tyrell Terry, G, Stanford (freshman)
  61. Xavier Tillman, F/C, Michigan State (junior)
  62. Obi Toppin, F, Dayton (sophomore)
  63. Jordan Tucker, F, Butler (sophomore)
  64. Devin Vassell, G, Florida State (sophomore)
  65. Nick Weatherspoon, G, Mississippi State (junior)
  66. Kaleb Wesson, F/C, Ohio State (junior)
  67. Kahlil Whitney, F, Kentucky (freshman)
  68. Emmitt Williams, F, LSU (sophomore)
  69. Patrick Williams, F, Florida State (freshman)
  70. James Wiseman, C, Memphis (freshman)
  71. Robert Woodard II, F, Mississippi State (sophomore)
  72. Omer Yurtseven, C, Georgetown (junior)

International Players:

Note: The country indicates where the player had been playing, not necessarily where he was born.

  1. Deni Avdija, F, Israel (born 2001)
  2. Brancou Badio, F, Spain (born 1999)
  3. Darko Bajo, F, Croatia (born 1999)
  4. Marek Blazevic, C, Lithuania (born 2001)
  5. Adrian Bogucki, C, Poland (born 2000)
  6. Leandro Bolmaro, F, Spain (born 2000)
  7. Henri Drell, G/F, Italy (born 2000)
  8. Imru Duke, F, Spain (born 1999)
  9. Michele Ebeling, F, Italy (born 1999)
  10. Paul Eboua, F, Italy (born 2000)
  11. Osas Ehigiator, C, Spain (born 1999)
  12. Joel Ekamba, G, France (born 2001)
  13. Miguel Gonzalez, G/F, Spain (born 1999)
  14. Killian Hayes, G, Germany (born 2001)
  15. Sehmus Hazer, G, Turkey (born 1999)
  16. Rokas Jokubaitis, G, Lithuania (born 2000)
  17. Georgios Kalaitzakis, G, Lithuania (born 1999)
  18. Vit Krejci, G, Spain (born 2000)
  19. Arturs Kurucs, G, Latvia (born 2000)
  20. Yam Madar, G, Israel (born 2000)
  21. Theo Maledon, G, France (born 2001)
  22. Karim Mane, G, Canada (born 2000)
  23. Sergi Martinez, F, Spain (born 1999)
  24. Nikola Miskovic, F, Serbia (born 1999)
  25. Aristide Mouaha, G, Italy (born 2000)
  26. Caio Pacheco, G, Argentina (born 1999)
  27. Joel Parra, F, Spain (born 2000)
  28. Aleksej Pokusevski, F, Greece (born 2001)
  29. Sander Raieste, F, Estonia (born 1999)
  30. Nikos Rogkavopoulos, F, Greece (born 2001)
  31. Njegos Sikiras, F, Spain (born 1999)
  32. Marko Simonovic, C, Serbia (born 1999)
  33. Mouhamed Thiam, C, France (born 2001)
  34. Aboubacar Traore, G, Canada (born 2001)
  35. Uros Trifunovic, G, Serbia (born 2000)
  36. Arnas Velicka, G, Lithuania (born 1999)