The league announced today that 17 international prospects and one collegiate prospect are no longer taking part in the 2014 NBA Draft. There are now 44 collegiate and 13 international prospects that remain as early entry candidates. Players had until yesterday, June 16, before 5 pm ET to withdraw as early entry candidates. Below is the complete list of players who’ve taken their names out of consideration. Mychal Emmons – South Alabama; Eleftherios Bochoridis – Aris (Greece); Matías Bortolin – Regatas Corrientes (Argentina); Nedim Buza – Spars Sarajevo (Bosnia); Berkay Candan – TED Kolejliler (Turkey); Joonas Cavén – Joventut (Spain); Moussa Diagne – Fuenlabrada (Spain); Tomas Dimša – Zalgiris (Lithuania); Marcus Eriksson – Manresa (Spain); Ilja Gromovs – Ventspils (Latvia); Rasmus Larsen – Manresa (Spain); Mateusz Ponitka – Oostende (Belgium); Kristaps Porzingis – Cajasol (Spain); Marko Ramljak – Zadar (Croatia); Alejandro Suarez – Joventut (Spain); Devon Van Oostrum – Vitoria (Spain); Guillem Vives – Joventut (Spain); Adin Vrabac – Spars Sarajevo (Bosnia)
Joonas Caven Rumors
The Finns, meanwhile, have announced a 26-strong preliminary squad for this summer. Finland preliminary squad for FIBA Baskeball World Cup: Roope Ahonen, Joonas Caven, Samuel Haanpaa, Shawn Huff, Antti Kanervo, Ville Kaunisto, Mikko Koivisto, Petteri Koponen, Tuukka Kotti, Gerald Lee Jr, Antero Lehto, Carl Lindbom, Oskar Michelsen, Alex Murphy, Erik Murphy, Kiummo Muurinen, Vesa Makalainen, Hanno Mottola, Antto Nikkarinen, Antti Nikkila, Matti Nuutinen, Anton Odabasi, Julius Rajala, Teemu Rannikko, Sasu Salin and Samuli Vanttaja.