Draft Rumors: Where's T.J. going?

Updated: April 30, 2003, 10:49 AM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
Several NBA teams got great news on Tuesday when reports began to air that Texas point guard T. J. Ford will declare for the NBA draft.

Ford is the consensus No. 1 point guard in the draft and should go anywhere between the fifth and 10th pick. For a kid who's 5-foot-10 (scouts think he may actually be closer to 5-foot-9) that's amazing.

The strong play of guys like Earl Boykins this year have opened the door for Ford. Teams are beginning to realize that having an energetic floor general makes a huge difference, regardless of the player's size.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer