Any serious discussions concerning the 2007 NBA draft must begin with talk of the fabulous freshman class entered in it. In all, eight NCAA freshmen have thrown their hats into the ring for this year's draft, which is not an overwhelming number. However, the talent level of some of these frosh is what sets this year's draft class apart.
PHILADELPHIA (05/16/07) – Temple University senior guard Dustin Salisbery has been invited to the 2007 NBA Pre-Draft Camp held at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. Salisbery earned his invitation to the prestigious camp with his stellar showing at The Portsmouth Invitational (April 4-7) where he averaged 16.7 points and eight rebounds per game to garner all-tournament honors.
CARBONDALE, Ill. - Former Saluki guard Jamaal Tatum has been invited to participate in the NBA Draft Camp that takes place in Orlando from May 29 to June 4.
The camp is reserved for elite NBA prospects, the majority of which are likely to be picked during the league's annual two-round draft that takes place on June 28.
"We're extremely happy for Jamaal," Southern Illinois University head coach Chris Lowery said. "This is a prestigious camp and the next big step in his pro basketball career. It has to be tremendous boost for his confidence to receive this invitation."
Last Updated May 16. The ranking will be updated periodically as players officially announce their intentions for the 2007 NBA Draft.
This is the official Early Entry list submitted by the NBA.
ENTERING THE DRAFT
The following players have officially declared for the draft.
Hired an Agent:
Arron Afflalo, G, UCLA
Corey Brewer, G, Florida
Wilson Chandler, F, DePaul
Glen Davis, F, LSU
Kevin Durant, F, Texas
Taurean Green, G, Florida
Al Horford, F, Florida
Josh McRoberts, F, Duke
Joakim Noah, F, Florida
Greg Oden, C, Ohio State
Marcus Williams, F, Arizona
Sean Williams, PF/C, Boston College
Julian Wright, F, Kansas
Nick Young, SG, USC
Not Hired an Agent:
Shagari Alleyne, C, Manhattan*
Top Ten Prospects By Position
Last Updated June 26th. (Final ranking.)
According to the Raleigh News and Observer and the Associated Press, North Carolina sophomore forward Tyler Hansbrough and freshmen guards Tywon Lawson and Wayne Ellington will all return next season.
DaShaun Wood - Wright State
Russell Carter - Notre Dame
Ryon Covile - Detroit
Caleb Green - Oral Roberts
Adam Haluska - Iowa
Rashad Jones-Jennings - Arkansas-Little Rock
Carl Landry - Purdue
Cartier Martin - Kansas State
Dustin Salisbery - Temple
Jamaal Tatum - Southern Illinois
David Teague - Purdue
Anthony Tolliver, Creighton
The 55th annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament is a showcase for college seniors to be evaluated by NBA scouts.