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Friday, June 20
Updated: June 20, 1:53 PM ET
 
Early-entry candidates
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Twenty-seven players who had declared as early-entry candidates for 2003 NBA Draft officially withdrew their names from the draft by Thursday's deadline. The official list of early-entry candidates is made up of 24 collegiate players, five high school seniors, and 17 international prospects.

NBA Early Entry List
The following is the list of players who remain early-entry candidates for draft, which will be held Thursday, June 26, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City:
Chris Alexander Iowa State
Carmelo Anthony Syracuse
Mario Austin Mississippi State
Ronald Blackshear Marshall
Chris Bosh Georgia Tech
Lamar Castile CC of Beaver County (Pa.)
Ndudi Ebi Westbury Christian H.S. (Texas)
Rod Edwards Ouachita Baptist (Arkansas)
Carl English Hawaii
T.J. Ford Texas
Zac Fray Santa Ana College (Calif.)
David Hamilton Salem International
Jonathan Hargett West Virginia
Jarvis Hayes Georgia
Maurice Jackson Texas-Permian Basin
LeBron James St. Vincent-St. Mary (Ohio)
Richard Jeter Atlanta Metropolitan College
Chris Kaman Central Michigan
James Lang Central Park Christian H.S. (Ala.)
Travis Outlaw Starkville H.S. (Mississippi)
Kendrick Perkins Clifton Ozen H.S. (Texas)
Josh Powell North Carolina State
Rick Rickert Minnesota
Luke Ridnour Oregon
Robert Smith North Carolina Wesleyan
Mike Sweetney Georgetown
Dwyane Wade Marquette
Maurice Williams Alabama
Doug Wrenn Washington
The following is the list of international players under the age of 22 who have applied for early-entry into NBA Draft 2003:
Malick Badiane Langen (Germany)
Leandro Barbosa Bauru Tilibra (Brazil)
Carlos Delfino Skipper Bologna (Italy)
Boris Diaw-Riffiod Pau Orthez (France)
Maciej Lampe Universidad Complutense (Spain)
Darko Milicic Hemofarm Vrsac (Serbia/Montenegro)
Zaur Pachulia Ulker (Turkey)
Aleksandar Pavlovic Buducnost (Serbia/Montenegro)
Mickael Pietrus Pau Orthez (France)
Zoran Planinic Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
Sofoklis Schortsanitis Iraklis (Greece)
Nedzad Sinanovic Zenica Celik (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Jon Stefansson TBB Trier (Germany)
Szymon Szewczyk Braunschweig (Germany)
Remon Van de Hare F.C. Barcelona (Spain)
Slavko Vranes Buducnost (Serbia/Montenegro)
Xue Yuyang Hong Kong Flying Dragons (China)

Withdrew from draft: Andre Emmett (Texas Tech), Sani Ibrahim (College of Southern Idaho), Antonio Lawrence (San Jose State), Erazem Lorbek (Michigan State), Ricky Minard(Morehead State), Marcus Moore (Washington State), Simeon Naydenov (Louisville), Jameer Nelson (St. Joseph's), Jason Parker (Tulsa), Brian Polk (Temple), Chris Thomas(Notre Dame), Charlie Villanueva (Blair Academy, N.J.), Nick Zachery (Arkansas-Little Rock).

Mauricio Aguiar (Cordon, Uruguay), Pero Antic (AEK, Greece), David Brkic (Virtus Bologna, Italy), Aleksandar Djuric (Kapfenberg, Austria), Viktor Khryapa (CSKA Moscow), Kresimir Loncar (Benetton Treviso, Italy), Misan Nikagbatse (Snaidero Udine, Italy), Pavel Podkolzine (Varese, Italy), Alassane Savadogo (Kadiogo Bulls, Burkina Faso), Blagota Sekulic (Partizan, Serbia/Montenegro), Luka Sjekloca (Buducnost, Serbia/Montenegro), Christos Tapoutos (AEK, Greece), Anderson Varejao (F.C. Barcelona, Spain), Aleksander Vujacic (Snaidero Udine, Italy).
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