NBA Draft Camp Sleepers

Updated: June 3, 2002, 8:48 AM ET
By Chad Ford
The NBA's annual Chicago pre-draft camp gets underway Tuesday with most of the top prospects once again choosing to stay away and let their private workouts speak for themselves.

All of the top underclassmen and even most of the top seniors, like Maryland's Juan Dixon and Kentucky's Tayshaun Prince, are skipping the event despite serious questions about their draft status.

Still, the event continues to show its relevance. Last year, two probable second-round picks, DePaul's Stephen Hunter and Pepperdine's Brandon Armstrong, played their way into first round. Two years ago, Jamal Crawford went from a marginal second-round prospect to a lottery pick with his play in Chicago. Speedy Claxton also raised his stock with a good performance.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer