2008 Draft class full of freshmen ... and one mysterious giant

The NBA season is only three weeks old, and we're just beginning to see how last season's draft prospects such as Kevin Durant and Yi Jianlian are measuring up. The 2008 NBA draft is seven months away.

But for NBA scouts, there is no rest. Those focused on the draft have been working since July 1, attending camps and international junior tournaments, breaking down film, talking to coaches and preparing for the next season. And now with the college basketball season and the Euroleague both in action, scouts get to watch the top prospects in live competition. In other words, the 2008 NBA draft season is well under way.