Top 25 Hoop Classes

There's no doubt that the NBA was able to put together the best recruiting class in the nation this year as David Stern's boys pillaged the high school ranks for five of our best players. However, when the smoke cleared in the college ranks, it was Florida State standing out as the big winner.
June 26, 2003

46 Early Entry Candidates still in the NBA Draft

Twenty seven underclassmen pulled their names out of the 2003 NBA Draft. However, there are still 29 collegiate and high school players and 17 international prospects that are early entry candidates in this year's draft.
June 20, 2003

Chicago Pre-draft camp Measurements

The Chicago pre-draft camp serves=d as the site for the players to be measured and weighed. Several players probably saw their stock rise or at least not slip when they measured taller than expected. T. J. Ford was measured at 6-0 1/4 with shoes. David West was considered small as a power forward, but he came in at 6-9 1/4 with shoes and had a 7-4 1/4 wingspan. Dwyane Wade measured at 6-4 3/4 with shoes and his long wingspan (6-10 3/4) means he should not have problems at shooting guard.
June 9, 2003

My Chicago Pre-Draft All-Tournament Team

The Chicago pre-draft camp was the final opportunity for the NBA scouts to see many of the top draft-eligible players in action. There is not an official All-Tournament team, but that did not stop me from making a case for the top players in the Windy City. Troy Bell earned my choice as the camp MVP. He was the leading scorers with 54 points in the three games and scored a tournament-high 20 points in one game. Bell made a camp-best 19 free throws in 20 attempts.
June 9, 2003

Dahntay Jones scores 17 in Chicago finale

Duke's Dahntay Jones scored 17 points ot lead Team 4 (1-2) to a 102-85 win over Team 5 (0-3) in the final game of the Chicago pre-draft camp. Jones made five of nine shots from the field and all six free throws as he played despite suffering a bruised right forearm on a dunk Thursday. He had missed the Friday morning session. Matt Bonner of Florida added 14 points as six players on the winning team reached double figures. Aloysius Anagonye scored 18 points in a losing effort.
June 6, 2003

Maurice Williams and Brandon Hunter have 16 in win

Maurice Williams of Alabama and Brandon Hunter from Ohio University scored 16 points each to lead Team 1 (1-1) to an 84-80 win over Team 4 (0-2) at the Chicago pre-draft camp. Williams was six of twelve from the field and sank all four free throws. Hunter made eight of eleven shots from the line. Marquis Daniels of Auburn paced the losing team with 16 points.
June 6, 2003

Chicago pre-draft camp rosters

The Chicago pre-draft camp is the final opportunity for the NBA scouts to see the draft-eligible players in action. Sixty-six draft hopefuls will played in front of NBA talent evaluators in what is their "final interview" in the last of two postseason camps. The camp was made even important due to the absence of the Desert Classic, which was not held for the second straight year. The Chicago camp also serves as the site for the players to be measured, weighed and given physicals.
June 4, 2003

Class of 2003 Final Top 100 and Eric Bossi step up with their version of the Internet classic.
June 2, 2003