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236 players declared for the 2018 NBA Draft

This afternoon, the NBA announced that 236 players — 181 from colleges and post-graduate institutions and 55 international players — declared for the 2018 NBA Draft, a 30% increase from last year. As you know, only 60 will be drafted.

Of those 236 players, 55 have already signed with agents, according to Jeff Goodman. Of the six Kentucky players who declared, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kevin Knox, and Hamidou Diallo plan to sign with agents, while PJ Washington, Wenyen Gabriel, and Jarred Vanderbilt will not, as to leave the door open to return to school for another year, a decision they must make by May 30.

For a complete list of early entrants, click through the jump.

EARLY ENTRY CANDIDATES FOR 2018 NBA DRAFT

Player | School
Deng Adel | Louisville
Esa Ahmad | West Virginia
Rawle Alkins | Arizona
Mike Amius | Western Carolina
Kostas Antetokounmpo | Dayton
Deandre Ayton | Arizona
Udoka Azubuike | Kansas
Marvin Bagley III | Duke
Mohamed Bamba | Texas
Sedrick Barefield | Utah
Keita Bates-Diop | Ohio State
Tyus Battle | Syracuse
Lamonte Bearden | Western Kentucky
Tashawn Berry | Dakota College (ND)
Leron Black | Illinois
Brian Bowen II | South Carolina
Ky Bowman | Boston College
Jordan Brangers | South Plains College (TX)
Mikal Bridges | Villanova
Miles Bridges | Michigan State
Barry Brown Jr. | Kansas State
Bruce Brown Jr. | Miami
Bryce Brown | Auburn
Troy Brown Jr. | Oregon
Jalen Brunson | Villanova
Elijah Bryant | BYU
C.J. Burks | Marshall
Jordan Caroline | Nevada
Tony Carr | Penn State
Wendell Carter Jr. | Duke
Kameron Chatman | Detroit
Haanif Cheatham | FGCU
Yoeli Childs | BYU
Chris Clemons | Campbell
Tyler Cook | Iowa
Copeland Jr. | Nebraska
Bryant Crawford | Wake Forest
Mike Daum | South Dakota State
Eric Davis Jr. | Texas
Jon Davis | Charlotte
Jordan Davis | Northern Colorado
Shawntrez Davis | Bethune-Cookman
Terence Davis | Mississippi
Tyler Davis | Texas A&M
Marcus Derrickson | Georgetown
Hamidou Diallo | Kentucky
Noah Dickerson | Washington
Donte DiVincenzo | Villanova
Dikembe Dixson | UIC
Torin Dorn | North Carolina State
Trevon Duval | Duke
Nojel Eastern | Purdue
Carsen Edwards | Purdue
Jon Elmore | Marshall
Drew Eubanks | Oregon State
Jacob Evans | Cincinnati
Bruno Fernando | Maryland
Dextor Foster | ASA College (FL)
Jarrey Foster | SMU
Robert Franks Jr. | Washington State
Tremaine Fraiser | Westchester CC (NY)
Melvin Frazier Jr. | Tulane
Wenyen Gabriel | Kentucky
Kaiser Gates | Xavier
Eugene German | Northern Illinois
Admon Gilder | Texas A&M
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander | Kentucky
Michael Gilmore | FGCU
Jessie Govan | Georgetown
Tyler Hall | Montana State
Jaylen Hands | UCLA
Zach Hankins | Ferris State
Ethan Happ | Wisconsin
Jared Harper | Auburn
Mustapha Heron | Auburn
Malik Hines | Massachusetts
DJ Hogg | Texas A&M
Aaron Holiday | UCLA
Jalen Hudson | Florida
Dewan Huell | Miami
Kevin Huerter | Maryland
Tramaine Isabell Jr. | Drexel
DeAngelo Isby | Utah State
Jaren Jackson Jr. | Michigan State
Justin Jackson | Maryland
Justin James | Wyoming
Zach Johnson | FGCU
Ismaila Kane | Atlanta Metropolitan
Christian Keeling | Charleston Southern
Devonte Klines | Montana State
Kevin Knox | Kentucky
Sagaba Konate | West Virginia
Terry Larrier | Connecticut
Kalob Ledoux | McNeese State
Marquez Letcher-Ellis | Rice
Abdul Lewis | NJIT
Victor Lewis II | West Texas A&M
Makinde London | Tennessee-Chattanooga
Dominic Magee | Southern Mississippi
Fletcher Magee | Wofford
Caleb Martin | Nevada
Cody Martin | Nevada
Malik Martin | South Florida
Zane Martin | Towson
Charles Matthews | Michigan
Luke Maye | North Carolina
Brandon McCoy | UNLV
Jalen McDaniels | San Diego State
Markis McDuffie | Wichita State
Christian Mekowulu | Tennessee State
De’Anthony Melton | USC
Aaron Menzies | Seattle
Chimezie Metu | USC
Shake Milton | SMU
Shelton Mitchell | Clemson
Takal Molson | Canisius
Max Montana | San Diego State
Doral Moore | Wake Forest
Juwan Morgan | Indiana
Matt Morgan | Cornell
Isaiah Moss | Iowa
Travis Munnings | Louisiana-Monroe
Jordan Murdock | Friends University
Malik Newman | Kansas
Josh Okogie | Georgia Tech
Ray Ona Embo | Tulane
James Palmer Jr. | Nebraska
Adjin Penava | Marshall
Keanu Peters | Salt Lake CC (UT)
Lamar Peters | Mississippi State
Jalon Pipkins | Cal State-Northridge
Shamorie Ponds | St. John’s
Jontay Porter | Missouri
Michael Porter Jr. | Missouri
Billy Preston | Kansas
Marcquise Reed | Clemson
Isaiah Reese | Canisius
Cody Riley | UCLA
Kerwin Roach II | Texas
Jerome Robinson | Boston College
Mitchell Robinson | Western Kentucky
Ahmaad Rorie | Montana
Quinton Rose | Temple
Brandon Sampson | LSU
Corey Sanders | Rutgers
Admiral Schofield | Tennessee
Micah Seaborn | Monmouth
Collin Sexton | Alabama
Ronshad Shabazz | Appalachian State
Landry Shamet | Wichita State
Tavarius Shine | Oklahoma State
Chris Silva | South Carolina
Yankuba Sima | Oklahoma State
Anfernee Simons | IMG Academy
Fred Sims Jr. | Chicago State
Zhaire Smith | Texas Tech
Ray Spalding | Louisville
Omari Spellman | Villanova
Deshon Taylor | Fresno State
Khyri Thomas | Creighton
Reid Travis | Stanford
Gary Trent Jr. | Duke
Allonzo Trier | Arizona
Jarred Vanderbilt | Kentucky
Lagerald Vick | Kansas
Christian Vital | Connecticut
Moritz Wagner | Michigan
Jaylin Walker | Kent State
Lonnie Walker Miami
Nick Ward | Michigan State
PJ Washington | Kentucky
Tremont Waters | LSU
Quinndary Weatherspoon | Mississippi State
Andrien White | Charlotte
Demajeo Wiggins | Bowling Green
Lindell Wigginton | Iowa State
Austin Wiley | Auburn
Kris Wilkes | UCLA
Robert Williams III | Texas A&M
Justin Wright-Foreman | Hofstra
Trae Young | Oklahoma

The following is the list of international players who have applied for early entry into the 2018 NBA Draft:

Player | Team/Country
Berke Atar | Bandirma Kirmizi (Turkey)
LiAngelo Ball | UCLA/Vytautas (Lithuania)
Romaric Belemene | Oviedo (Spain)
Laurynas Beliauskas | Neptunas (Lithuania)
Rihards Berzins | Liepaja (Latvia)
Laurynas Birutis | Siauliai (Lithuania)
Goga Bitadze | Mega Bemax (Serbia)
Isaac Bonga | Fraport Skyliners (Germany)
Eitenne Ca | Chalon (France)
Sigfredo Casero-Ortiz | GET Vosges (France)
Emanuel Cate | Prat (Spain)
Vasileios Charalampopoulos | PAOK (Greece)
Luka Doncic | Real Madrid (Spain)
Yago Dos Santos | Paulistano (Brazil)
Berkan Durmaz | Tofas (Turkey)
Aleksander Dziewa | Slask Wroclaw (Poland)
Martynas Echodas | Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)
Ibrahima Faye | Poitiers (France)
Gabriel Galvanini | Bauru (Brazil)
Stephane Gombauld | Lille Metropole (France)
Melvyn Govindy | Cholet (France)
Yoan Granvorka | Monthey (Switzerland)
Tryggvi Hlinason | Valencia (Spain)
Karim Jallow | Bayern Munich (Germany)
Matas Jogela | Zalgiris II (Lithuania)
Georgios Kalaitzakis | Panathinaikos (Greece)
Michal Kolenda | Trefl Sopot (Poland)
Antonios Koniaris | PAOK (Greece)
Leon Kratzer | Wuerzburg (Germany)
Arnoldas Kulboka | Capo d’Orlando (Italy)
Rodions Kurucs | Barcelona (Spain)
Xabier Lopez-Arostegui | Joventut Badalona (Spain)
Matur Maker | CIBA (Canada)
Vanja Marinkovic | Partizan (Serbia)
William McDowell-White | Baunach (Germany)
Blaz Mesicek | Brindisi (Italy)
Adam Mokoka | Gravelines (France)
Shekinah Munanga | Monaco (France)
Dzanan Musa | Cedevita (Croatia)
Muhaymin Mustafa | Anadolu Efes (Turkey)
Williams Narace | Nancy (France)
Amine Noua | ASVEL (France)
Elie Okobo | Pau Orthez (France)
Viny Okouo | Unicaja (Spain)
Louis Olinde | Brose Baskets (Germany)
Erxhan Osmani | Bandirma Kirmizi (Turkey)
Jean-Marc Pansa | Nanterre (France)
Darel Poirier | Charleville (France)
Marcel Ponitka | Asseco (Poland)
Issuf Sanon | Olimpija (Slovenia)
Tadas Sedekerskis | Nevezis (Lithuania)
Leonardo Tote | Verona (Italy)
Michael Uchendu | Bauru (Brazil)
Martynas Varnas | Pieno Zvaigzdes (Lithuania)
Filip Zagrajski | Beli Manastir (Croatia)

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3 Comments for 236 players declared for the 2018 NBA Draft



  1. Smyrna_Cat
    7:37 pm April 24, 2018 Permalink

    That is crazy.



  2. chardun20
    9:33 pm April 24, 2018 Permalink

    I hope they chase their dream wisely, the wrong decision could kill the dream before it starts.



  3. makeitstop
    8:21 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

    It looks like the last 2 years, 59 and 65 of those who declared stayed in and eventually hired agents, as B did after initially not hiring one. That’s how Goodman guesses 120–125 or roughly 90% of those currently without agents return, never having hired one. What is a little different is the number of people “declaring” (testing the waters) keeps getting higher, though the number who stay in seems to be leveling off … but I think that’s because it’s kind of a no-brainer: this is like a job fair. Cal can probably get some individual workouts scheduled and some meetings but if you aren’t invited to the combine, you basically have your answer. Go back. And even if you are, less than half are first round picks and many won’t get drafted at all. Still, it’s worth having the experience so next year you know what to expect. It’s a mulligan. As Aaron Rodgers said: Relax.