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Time is right for juniors in NBA

Updated: July 8, 2004, 8:05 AM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- There is room in the NBA draft for the college player. And before we get too carried away with a record number of high school players being selected in the first round, take a look at this year's junior class.

On the same night eight high school seniors went in the first round, shattering the previous mark of four in 2001 and '03, a record-tying eight college juniors joined 'em.

Yes, the juniors have figured it out. Get out in three years, with or without a degree. Do that ...

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