NBA announces early entry candidates for 2016 NBA Draft

NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association announced today that 162 players — 117 players from colleges/post-graduate institutions and 45 international players – have filed as early entry candidates for the 2016 NBA Draft presented by State Farm.

Players wishing to enter the 2016 NBA Draft were required to submit a letter to the NBA to be received no later than Sunday, April 24.  Players who have applied for early entry have the right to withdraw their names from consideration for the Draft by notifying the NBA of their decision in writing no later than 5 p.m. ET on Monday, June 13. Under NCAA rules, in order to retain college basketball eligibility, underclassmen that have entered the 2016 Draft must withdraw by Wednesday, May 25.

Click here for the list of players from colleges and post-graduate institutions who have applied for early entry into the 2016 NBA Draft, which will be held Thursday, June 23.