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Chapter 4: Eye of the beholder

Coming out of college, Rondo was getting mixed reviews as an NBA prospect

Originally Published: June 8, 2010
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

It was May 27, 2006, just days after the draft lottery. Rajon Rondo was in Chicago, working out at the Attack Athletics gym with Tim Grover, the renowned trainer of Michael Jordan and other elite players. And Rondo had something to prove.

Rondo was a superior talent -- I knew that much. After a strong high school career, he had shown his pro potential by starring in the summer of 2005 for Team USA's under-21 squad.

When I put him in the top five overall on my draft board, and ...

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