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
Keith Bogans of Kentucky made eight of ten shots from the field, including all three three-pointers as he led Team 3 to a 109-90 win over Team 4. Bogans, who scored 19 points, was one of five double figure scorers for the winners. Theron Smith of Ball State finished with 18 points and eight rebounds in the win. Matt Bonner of Florida paced Tewam 4 with 17 points in the loss.
June 5, 2003
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
Brian Cook of Illinois was College Basketball News' Big Ten Player of the Year. Five seniors made the ten-man All-Big Ten team. One junior was named, three sophomores, including Minnesota forward Rick Rickert and first-year player Daniel Horton of Michigan, who was CBN Freshmen of the year, were also selected. The Big Ten was dominated by upperclassmen, as eleven seniors and five juniors finished in the top 25 in scoring.
May 2, 2003
Jerome Beasley of North Dakota was named the Portsmouth Invitational MVP after averaging 14.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in leading Sales Systems Ltd to the P.I.T. championship. Beasley was joined on the All-Tournament team by P.I.T. teammates Jason Keep of San Diego and Tony Bland from San Diego State. Leading scorer Jermaine Boyette of Weber State was also selected. The top two rebounders, Travis Watson of Virginia and Robert Jackson from Marquette were named to the All-Consolation Team.
April 14, 2003
MD Designs stayed alive in consolation play of the Portsmouth Invitational with a 66-60 victory over Riddle Acura. With the loss, Riddle Acura fell to 0-2 and was eliminated from the tournament. George Washington guard Chris Monroe had 16 points and nine caroms and Virginia's Travis Watson added 13 points and 16 boards in the win. Sam Hoskin from DePaul led all scorers with 20 points for Riddle Acura. SMU's Quinton Ross was the only other double figure scorer as he added ten points.
April 10, 2003