Inside the NBA Draft: Foreign Lottery

Updated: March 27, 2003, 10:23 AM ET
By Chad Ford
The top spot in this year's NBA Draft Lottery may already be owned by a high school kid named LeBron James, but after LeBron is gone will a slew of young international phenoms take over the rest of the draft?

By now you know that Yugoslavian big man Darko Milicic is the consensus No. 2 pick. A dominant 23-point, 19-rebound, four-blocked shot performance in front of 15 NBA teams in Greece this week should seal the deal (if it wasn't already).

We know that college freshman Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh are widely considered high lottery picks if they declare. UConn's Emeka Okafor would also be a lock, though he has sent pretty clear signals he'll return for his junior season.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider

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