2012 NBA Draft: Anthony Davis, Bradley Beal Headline Early Entrants

LEXINGTON, KY - APRIL 17: Anthony Davis and John Calipari the head coach of the kentucky Wildcates talk with the media during the news conference at Joe Craft Center on April 17, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The 2012 NBA Draft is right around the corner and Kentucky's Anthony Davis headlines the list of early entrants.

The NBA Playoffs are still in full swing but the preparations are underway for the 2012 NBA Draft next month. The list of early entrants into the draft is large and led by a strong contingent of players from Kentucky's NCAA Championship squad. Anthony Davis headlines a group that also includes Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb, and Marquis Teague.

Other big names include Florida's Bradley Beal who is projected to be a top selection, UConn big man Andre Drummond and North Carolina's Harrison Barnes.

Here is a look at the complete list of early entrants for the 2012 NBA Draft:


Player School Height Status
Erik Austin Jackson CC (MI) 6-3 Freshman
Harrison Barnes North Carolina 6-8 Sophomore
Will Barton Memphis 6-6 Sophomore
Bradley Beal Florida 6-3 Freshman
JCovan Brown Texas 6-1 Junior
Dominic Cheek Villanova 6-6 Junior
Jared Cunningham Oregon State 6-4 Junior
Anthony Davis Kentucky 6-10 Freshman
Andre Drummond Connecticut 6-10 Freshman
Dominique Ferguson Florida International 6-9 Sophomore
Justin Hamilton LSU 7-0 Junior
Moe Harkless St. Johns 6-8 Freshman
John Henson North Carolina 6-11 Junior
John Jenkins Vanderbilt 6-4 Junior
Perry Jones III Baylor 6-11 Sophomore
Terrence Jones Kentucky 6-9 Sophomore
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Kentucky 6-7 Freshman
Doron Lamb Kentucky 6-4 Sophomore
Jeremy Lamb Connecticut 6-5 Sophomore
Meyers Leonard Illinois 7-1 Sophomore
Damian Lillard Weber State 6-3 Junior
Kendall Marshall North Carolina 6-4 Sophomore
Fab Melo Syracuse 7-0 Sophomore
Khris Middleton Texas A&M 6-7 Junior
Quincy Miller Baylor 6-9 Freshman
Tony Mitchell Alabama 6-6 Junior
Arnett Moultrie Mississippi State 6-11 Junior
Reeves Nelson UCLA/Zalgiris (Lithuania) 6-8 -
Austin Rivers Duke 6-3 Freshman
Peter Roberson Grambling State 7-0 Junior
Quincy Roberts Grambling State 6-5 Junior
Thomas Robinson Kansas 6-9 Junior
Terrence Ross Washington 6-6 Sophomore
Avery Scharer Shoreline CC (WA) 6-1 Sophomore
Renardo Sidney Mississippi State 6-10 Junior
Jonathon Simmons Houston 6-6 Junior
Terrell Stoglin Maryland 6-1 Sophomore
Gerardo Suero Albany 6-4 Junior
Jared Sullinger Ohio State 6-9 Sophomore
Raymond Taylor Florida Atlantic 5-6 Junior
Marquis Teague Kentucky 6-2 Freshman
Joston Thomas Hawaii 6-7 Junior
Hollis Thompson Georgetown 6-8 Junior
Richard Townsend-Gant Vancouver Island University 6-5 Junior
Dion Waiters Syracuse 6-4 Sophomore
Maalik Wayns Villanova 6-1 Junior
Royce White Iowa State 6-8 Sophomore
DAngelo Williams Notre Dame de Namur (CA) 6-3 Junior
Tony Wroten Washington 6-5 Freshman

For more on the NBA Draft check out SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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