NBA Draft 2002 Head to Head:
Iverson v. Wagner

Updated: June 24, 2002, 11:13 AM ET
By by Terry Brown and Chad Ford
Insider gives you a revealing look at how the current top draft prospects stack up against the NBA player they resemble most.


In the time it takes you to read this piece, Iverson will have scored twice. Stretch this season's numbers into 48-minute time frames and Iverson would have averaged 30.55 shots per game and 10.71 free throws. That's 41.26 shots at the basket in 48 minutes. Now step away from your pulpit long enough to admire the audacity of heart, uncanny ball-handling skills and overall talent it takes for the smallest guy on the floor to get off that many shots. Count the missed ones, figure out his percentage and wonder why your two-guard is still having nightmares.


Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer