Talent level looks as good as ever

Updated: June 4, 2003, 1:56 PM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
CHICAGO -- The NBA's annual pre-draft camp finally got underway here Tuesday night, and the general consensus was the talent level was as good as it has been in years.

Several prospects -- including Alabama's Maurice Williams, BYU's Travis Hansen, Duke's Dahntay Jones, St. Joseph''s Jameer Nelson, N.C. State's Josh Powell, Creighton's Kyle Korver and Washington State's Marcus Moore -- already are generating a nice buzz, but the real test will come today when the games get underway at 11 a.m. ET.

Tuesday night, the 69 invitees met their coaches, shot around and ran some half-court and full-court scrimmages. Here's a few observations from NBA GMs and scouts on the scene:

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer