NBA announces early entries for 2012 draft

The NBA has released its list of early-entry candidates for the 2012 draft.

A total of 66 players, including 49 players from United States colleges and 17 international players, have declared for the draft. Those players still can withdraw from draft consideration by June 18.

Among the notable players that applied for the draft were five players from Kentucky's national championship team, as freshmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague joined sophomores Doron Lamb and Terrence Jones in making their announcement at the same time.

Others included North Carolina standouts Harrison Barnes, Kendall Marshall and John Henson, Duke freshman Austin Rivers, Ohio State star Jared Sullinger and Kansas All-American Thomas Robinson.

The NBA Draft is scheduled for June 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Last year, 89 players declared early for the draft.