Where have all the seniors gone?

Updated: April 10, 2003, 9:07 AM ET
By Chad Ford
PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- What do Nick Collison, Kirk Hinrich, Luke Walton, David West, Brian Cook, Reece Gaines, Dahntay Jones and Josh Howard all have in common?

They are among the 32 college seniors who have decided to stiff NBA scouts and GMs this week by refusing to participate in the NBA's Portsmouth Invitational draft camp.

The first and only postseason draft camp for seniors, the Portsmouth Invitational (PIT) kicks off today. Seniors projected to be potential first-round picks have decided to forego the three-day tournament showcase in favor of either private workouts or the Chicago pre-draft camp in June.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer