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Whom Would You Draft?

Jan. 19, 2004
Jan. 19, 2004

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Jan. 19, 2004

Whom Would You Draft?

Emeka Okafor
UCONN

This is an article from the Jan. 19, 2004 issue

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Wayne Simien
KANSAS

An NBA scout says, "I'd take Okafor, no doubt. Simien is very
talented, but I'm not sure he has a position. Okafor has a bigger
body [6'10", 252 pounds; Simien is 6'9", 250], and he's going to
be able to rebound and block shots right away. Okafor's offensive
game still needs work, but he knows what to do with the ball
around the rim. Simien still needs to expand his game beyond the
paint. He can be dominant inside in college, but will he be able
to finish in the paint against bigger and stronger guys?"

COLOR PHOTO: JOHN DUNN/ICON SMI (OKAFOR)COLOR PHOTO: SHELLY CASTELLANO/ICON SMI (SIMIEN)