Damian Lillard, Meyers Leonard and Will Barton were all 2012 early entry candidates.
NBA Announces Official List Of Early Entry Draft Candidates
This morning the NBA officially announced the list of 77 early entry candidates for the 2013 NBA Draft.
NEW YORK -- The National Basketball Association announced today that 77 players, including 46 players from U.S. colleges and 31 international players, have filed as early entry candidates for the 2013 NBA Draft presented by State Farm.
Players wishing to enter the 2013 NBA Draft were required to submit a letter to the NBA to be received no later than Sunday, April 28. Players who have applied for early entry have the right to withdraw their names from consideration for the Draft by notifying the NBA of their decision in writing no later than 5 p.m. ET on Monday, June 17.
The announcement follows one of the first deadlines to pass in the ramp up to the NBA Draft on June 27th. The next step is the Draft Lottery on May 21st—the Trail Blazers are projected to have the 10th pick—followed by the deadline for the early entries to withdraw before the big night.
With Draft season upon us it's about time to start scoping out the prospects and feverishly debating their potential to bolster a Portland roster in rebuilding mode. You can get started by checking out the 2013 Mock Draft Database
to see who mock drafters around the interwebz have the Trail Blazers taking.
Here's the full list
of US and international early entry candidates. Who jumps off the page to you?