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As preps flood draft, odds of success fall

Updated: May 19, 2005, 4:31 PM ET
By Doug Gottlieb | Special to ESPN.com

Before LeBron, Kobe and KG, there was Schea Cotton.

Cotton was a phenom who was far and away the best eighth-grader in the country. Standing 6-foot-4, left-handed, skilled off the dribble, possessing a quality stroke from 3-point range and as athletic as any high schooler, Schea was projected as the first high schooler since Moses Malone to declare for the NBA draft.

However, after playing at two high schools, committing to UCLA and then Long Beach State, failing to qualify, going ...

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