Friday, June 25
Childress will have
the second best 'fro
in the NBA.
Josh Childress Drafted by the Atlanta Hawks
Childress went 6th in the draft to the Hawks, becoming the highest drafted
Stanford player ever. Childress helped lead the Stanford basketball team to
three NCAA Tournament appearances and a Pac-10 Championship in 2004.
Childress will be asked to contribute heavily in his rookie season, as he is joining
a Hawks team with little talent. Last year, in his third and final season at
Stanford, Childress led the Cardinal in scoring (15.7 points per game) and
rebounding (7.5) and received Pac-10 Player of the Year honors despite
missing the first nine games with an injury.
Full 2004 NBA Draft Coverage
8 high schoolers taken among first 19 picks. Last year's NCAA Player of the
Year was taken 20th.