Dream is real for seven overlooked rookies

Seven undrafted NBA rookies are about to do the impossible -- make an opening night NBA roster.

Updated: October 23, 2003, 9:48 AM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
Everyone loves an underdog.

Meet Britton Johnsen, Theron Smith, Marquis Daniels, Linton Johnson, Matt Carroll, Kirk Penney and Carl English -- seven NBA rookies who are about to do the impossible.

After being passed over 58 straight times on draft night -- these seven individuals are on the verge of making an opening night NBA roster.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer