Draft Stock Watch:
Wilcox outshines Gooden

Updated: April 1, 2002, 10:57 AM ET
By Chad Ford
April 1, 2002 Drew Gooden was the experienced one. A first-team All-American who spent as much time answering questions about the NBA as he did college basketball the last month of the season.

Chris Wilcox was the third wheel. The inconsistent, super athlete who still had plenty to learn while in the shadow of seniors like Juan Dixon and Lonny Baxter.

After Saturday's Kansas-Maryland matchup, several league sources were re-emphasizing that Wilcox may be the most dynamic, athletic big man prospect in college basketball. Gooden, on the other hand, sounded like he might consider returning for his senior season after being beaten badly by Wilcox.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider

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