Strazel, Pradilla among 24 early-entry candidates to withdraw from 2022 NBA Draft

2022-06-16T09:39:47+00:00 2022-06-16T11:01:17+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

16/Jun/22 09:39

Matthew Strazel and Jaime Pradilla have withdrawn their participation from this year’s NBA Draft

By Eurohoops team /

ASVEL guard Matthew Strazel and Valencia big Jaime Pradilla are among the 22 international players and 24 early-entry candidates which have withdrawn their names from consideration for this year’s NBA draft.

Strazel, 19, wrapped up his EuroLeague season with ASVEL with an average of 3.4 points and 1.9 assists in 15:16 minutes across 30 games. ASVEL is currently fighting in the French League finals against AS Monaco, with Game 2 underway Friday, June 17.

Pradilla, 21, ended this season with Valencia with an average of 7.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game across 34 Spanish Liga Endesa contests. He was also a major contributor in Valencia’s EuroCup run this year, averaging 8.7 points and 4 rebounds across 20 games, as the team reached the competition’s semifinals.

Per the NBA’s announcement, two more players from colleges and other educational institutions who had previously declared have withdrawn their names from consideration, in addition to the 111 college players who had previously withdrawn. There are 14 international talents and 135 college players who are still eligible as early-entry candidates.

Below is the list of players who have now withdrawn their participation:

Player                                                    Team/Country of Team                   Height                   Status

Hugo Benitez                                       Bourg (France)                                     6-3                          2001 DOB

Kay Bruhnke                                        Bayreuth (Germany)                           6-9                          2001 DOB

Malcolm Cazalon                                Mega (Serbia)                                      6-6                          2001 DOB

Tom Digbeu                                         Brisbane (Australia)                            6-5                          2001 DOB

Lovro Gnjidic                                       Cibona (Croatia)                                  6-6                          2001 DOB

Fallou Gueye                                        US Ouakam (Senegal)                        6-6                          2003 DOB

Justus Hollatz                                       Hamburg (Germany)                           6-3                          2001 DOB

Zvonimir Ivisic                                    Podgorica (Montenegro)                    7-2                          2003 DOB

Millan Jimenez                                    Valencia (Spain)                                  6-5                          2002 DOB

Yannick Kraag                                     Joventut (Spain)                                   6-8                          2002 DOB

Zsombor Maronka                               Joventut (Spain)                                   6-10                        2002 DOB

Leo Menalo                                          Stella Azzurra (Italy)                          6-10                        2002 DOB

Mario Nakic                                         Andorra (Spain)                                   6-7                          2001 DOB

Leonardo Okeke                                  Monferrato (Italy)                               6-9                          2003 DOB

Jaime Pradilla                                       Valencia (Spain)                                  6-9                          2001 DOB

Luka Scuka                                           Cedevita (Slovenia)                             6-10                        2002 DOB

Emil Stoilov                                         Estudiantes (Spain)                             6-11                        2002 DOB

Matthew Strazel                                   ASVEL (France)                                  6-0                          2002 DOB

Georgios Tanoulis                               Promitheas (Greece)                           6-11                        2002 DOB

Keye Van Der Vuurst De Vries        Oostende (Belgium)                            6-4                          2001 DOB

Nicolas Vanel                                       Monaco (France)                                 6-4                          2003 DOB

Fedor Zugic                                          Ratiopharm Ulm (Germany)             6-6                          2003 DOB

The following players from colleges and other educational institutions have withdrawn their names from consideration for the NBA Draft 2022 presented by State Farm:

Player                                                    School                                                   Height                   Status

Dhieu Deing                                         UTSA                                                    6-5                          Junior

Leonard Miller                                     Fort Erie Intl. Academy                     6-10                        Post-Graduate

14 international prospects remain eligible as early-entry candidates:

Player                                                    Team/Country of Team                   Height                   Status

Ibou Badji                                             Lleida (Spain)                                      7-2                          2002 DOB

Hugo Besson                                        New Zealand (Australia)                    6-3                          2001 DOB

Ousmane Dieng                                   New Zealand (Australia)                    6-9                          2003 DOB

Khalifa Diop                                         Gran Canaria (Spain)                          7-1                          2002 DOB

Nikola Jovic                                         Mega (Serbia)                                      6-10                        2003 DOB

Ismael Kamagate                                 Paris (France)                                       6-11                        2001 DOB

Karlo Matkovic                                    Mega (Serbia)                                      6-10                        2001 DOB

Yannick Nzosa                                     Unicaja (Spain)                                    6-10                        2003 DOB

Gabriele Procida                                  Fortitudo Bologna (Italy)                   6-6                          2002 DOB

Ziga Samar                                           Fuenlabrada (Spain)                            6-6                          2001 DOB

Gui Santos                                            Minas (Brazil)                                      6-8                          2002 DOB

Pavel Savkov                                        Baskonia (Spain)                                 6-7                          2002 DOB

Matteo Spagnolo                                 Cremona (Italy)                                   6-4                          2003 DOB

Luke Travers                                        Perth (Australia)                                  6-7                          2001 DOB



The 2022 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday, June 23, at 7:30 PM ET.