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Kentucky five, Reeves Nelson highlight early entrants

REEVES NELSON, F UCLA/Zalgiris (Lithuania), Jr. Nelson was

UCLA/Zalgiris (Lithuania), Jr.
Nelson was dismissed from UCLA in late 2011 for poor behavior, went to play overseas in Lithuania, then was kicked off that team shortly thereafter. In 2010-11, Nelson led the team in scoring (13.9 points) and rebounding (9.1).
(Credit: AP)

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:

Name Team/Country Height Birth year
Furkan Aldemir Galatasaray/Turkey 6-10 1991
Jonas Bergstedt Torrelodones/Spain 6-11 1991
Evan Fournier Poitiers/France 6-7 1992
Joseph Franch Murcia/Spain 6-5 1991
Maximilian Kleber s.Oliver Baskets/Germany 6-5 1992
Lahaou Konate Evreux/France 6-5 1991
Mindaugas Kupsas Baltai Kaunas/Lithuania 7-0 1991
Joffrey Loavergne Chalon/France 6-11 1991
Abdoulaye Loum Gravelines/France 6-11 1991
Nika Metreveli Sassari/Italy 7-0 1991
Nemanja Nedovic Crvena Zvezda/Serbia 6-4 1991
Alen Omic Zlatorog/Slovenia 7-0 1992
Jakub Parzenski PGB Basket/Poland 6-10 1991
Sertac Sanli Galatasary/Turkey 7-0 1991
Tomas Satoransky Cajasol/Spain 6-7 1991
Tornike Shengelia Spirou/Belgium 6-10 1991
Mathiew Wojciechowski Gravelines/France 6-6 1992

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