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Kudu could become a star

There's a late entry in the NBA draft causing quite a stir -- a 7'11" South African with unlimited potential.

Updated: June 24, 2004, 12:25 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | Page 2

There might be a few longer-than-usual pauses between second-round picks at Thursday night's NBA draft.

That's because sources tell Page 2 that a handful of teams will consider choosing Chimezie Kudu, a 7-foot-11 center from South Africa who will likely become eligible for the draft Thursday morning.

The late notification of Kudu's status is due to the recent discovery of a piece of paper found at NBA headquarters just last week. The letter, which was postmarked May 10, stated ...

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