Who's pulling out of the draft?

Updated: June 17, 2004, 8:32 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider
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    The deadline for underclassmen to withdraw from the draft is at 5 p.m. ET. Most of the top American underclassmen -- Emeka Okafor, Dwight Howard, Andre Iguodala, Josh Childress, Luol Deng, Josh Smith, Devin Harris, Shaun Livingston, Ben Gordon, Kirk Snyder, J.R. Smith, Kris Humphries, Robert Swift, Donta Smith, Sebastian Telfair, Trevor Ariza, Randy Orr and Jackie Butler -- already have hired agents, ending their college eligibility.

    A source close to Dorell Wright told Insider on Thursday afternoon that Wright is staying in the draft. Another source close to Kevin Martin said Thursday afternoon that Martin would also stay in the draft. Delonte West's college coach, Phil Martelli, told ESPN.com that he's staying in the draft. ESPN.com is also reporting that Al Jefferson will remain in the draft.

    A few prominent underclassmen -- including LaMarcus Aldridge, Ryan Gomes, Lawrence Roberts, Brandon Bass, Nate Robinson, Dijon Thompson, Odartey Blankson, Martin Iti, Roger Powell and Marco Kilingsworth -- will return to school.

    More difficult to project are the international underclassmen, who don't have the specter of NCAA eligibility hanging over them and can withdraw without penalty. Insider made a flurry of phone calls Wednesday and Thursday trying to track down the status of the top international underclassmen.

    Here is what we have confirmed as of 6 p.m. on Thursday.


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