Together at last (in a Chicago ballroom), Emeka Okafor and Dwight Howard each played the part of this year's first pick in the NBA draft.
Sure, UConn is the 2004 national champ. But who are the teams to watch in 2005? Start with these.
Call it 'Eight Degrees of Final Four Separation,' but be sure to begin with John Lucas.
Forget re-seeding the Final Four. And while you're at it, forget calling UConn-Duke the real championship game.
Expectations are higher than ever for freshmen, but Duke just may have one capable of playing a lead role.
Who stays and who leaves early dictates the early favorites to win the 2004 national championship.