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Kentucky five, Reeves Nelson highlight early entrants
The NBA released the complete list of early entrants for the 2012 NBA Draft today.
As announced in the weeks leading up to the draft, five Kentucky Wildcats, Austin Rivers, Fab Melo, Kendall Marshall and Perry Jones III were among the bigger names on the list.
Other late additions included Dominique Ferguson, who declared after FIU refused to grant him a release from his scholarship; Quincy Miller, the 6-9 freshman forward from Baylor; and Reeves Nelson, the former UCLA star who was kicked off the team, then kicked off a team in Lithuania shortly thereafter.
You can read about each of the 49 players from the United States to declare by clicking here.
In addition to the U.S. collegiate players, 17 international players declared:
|Maximilian Kleber||s.Oliver Baskets/Germany||6-5||1992|
|Mindaugas Kupsas||Baltai Kaunas/Lithuania||7-0||1991|
|Nemanja Nedovic||Crvena Zvezda/Serbia||6-4||1991|
|Jakub Parzenski||PGB Basket/Poland||6-10||1991|