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High schooler trumps Okafor

Updated: June 25, 2004, 4:16 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Emeka Okafor tried masking his displeasure about being chosen second rather than first in the NBA draft. Instead, his sarcasm made it clear who he believed should have been No. 1.

"It made me feel real special, all warm inside," Okafor deadpanned on a night when potential was valued more than experience and high schoolers were a hotter commodity than college kids.

High school senior Dwight Howard of Atlanta was chosen No. 1 by the Orlando Magic, becoming ...

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