With yesterday's deadline to withdraw from names from the 2011 NBA Draft, the muddied waters became a little clearer on what the Big 12 is losing. The most shocking declaration of all was undoubtedly Texas Longhorns freshman Cory Joseph, who opted to remain in the NBA draft, despite the recommendation of Big 12 Hoops, Burnt Orange Nation and anyone who saw him play this season.
In total, the following are remaining in the draft:
Tristan Thompson, Texas Longhorn
Jordan Hamilton, Texas Longhorns
Alec Burks, Colorado Buffaloes
Marcus Morris, Kansas Jayhawks
Markieff Morris, Kansas Jayhawks
Josh Selby, Kansas Jayhawks
Three Big 12 juniors had initially declared for the draft, but opted to withdraw their names and return for their senior seasons.
Kim English, Missouri Tigers
Laurence Bowers, Missouri Tigers
David Loubeau, Texas &M Aggies
There were also three who decided early to stay in school, never putting their name in the hat.
Perry Jones III, Baylor Bears
Thomas Robinson, Kansas Jayhawks
Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas Jayhawks
With the loss of the seven early entrants, plus the graduation of LaceDarius Dunn and Jacob Pullen, the Big 12 could see upwards of nine guys get drafted on June 23.