Say My Name
With the influx of players from around the globe, NBA.com gets hooked on Phoenix, er, phonics.

Hilario has World Cup Fever
Nene Hilario, who hails from soccer-mad Brazil, stayed loose on draft day by watching his countrymen defeat Turkey in the World Cup semifinals.

Bites from the Big Apple
The top prospects arrived in New York on Tuesday, sharing suit secrets and telling workout war stories during an hour-long session with the media.
Quoteboard from Tuesday's media availability
Pre-draft prospects portrait gallery

Danny Ainge's Mock Draft
Former NBA All-Star and current Turner analyst Danny Ainge makes his predictions for the first round of the 2002 NBA Draft.

When I Was Your Age ...
Older and wiser after a year in the NBA, the Draft Class of 2001 offers some advice to the incoming prospects on the draft process and the rookie experience.

Fashion Forward
Several prospects have chosen to make their own fashion statements on draft day. Check out our photo gallery of the most flamboyant and funny draft day suits.
More galleries: Rookies of the Year | No. 1 picks

Big Men on Campus
There is plenty of talent to be found on campus as NBA and NCAA broadcaster Bill Raftery evaluates the top college prospects in NBA Draft 2002, plus some late-round potential steals.
Storm's Sue Bird scouts fellow Husky Caron Butler

A Lock on No. 1?
Is 7-5 Chinese star Yao Ming really worth the risk for the Rockets? The opinions after Yao's workout in Chicago were "yes" based on potential, if not immediate impact.
Experts discuss Yao: 56k | 300k
NBA.com Draft 2002 in Chinese

Global Market
The recent success of international players in the NBA, such as Pau Gasol, has teams scrambling to send scouts overseas. Draft expert Chris Ekstrand rates the top global prospects of Draft 2002.
nyknicks.com: An international revolution

Guards Galore
Jay Williams was the projected No. 1 pick - in LAST year's draft - but after honing his skills another year at Duke, he leads a strong crop of guard prospects, ranked by NBA.com draft analyst Brad Greenberg.
Position comparison: Forwards | Centers

Wanted: Versatility
NBA teams want athletes who can play anywhere on the floor and show skills beyond their size, says draft expert Chris Ekstrand in his preview of NBA Draft 2002.