Once upon a time, Texas was a football school -- period. Then T. J. Ford turned up in Austin -- and turned UT hoops around.
Updated: March 29, 2003, 9:54 PM ETBy By Curry Kirkpatrick, ESPN The Magazine
Like all teens, T.J. Ford has changed. Not the walk. He still rolls those bony shoulders and swaggers those semibowed legs onto the court, like a true Texas gunfighter just off the range and ready to sling some lead. Not the shot, either. Despite firing up 1,000 a day in the off-season, while resorting to all sorts of bizarre gimmickry to improve his mechanics, the 5'10" sophomore still fades and leans and flings most of his stuff off-balance.