The one prep guaranteed to be picked in the first round was the lottery and first-overall pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James.
Not sure how many mock drafts had four preps being chosen in the first round, bringing back memories of the 2001 draft. This time, though except for James, the preps were chosen in the bottom third of the round. James Lang, who signed with an agent was picked in the second round.
The ironic pick goes at number 27 as Kendrick Perkins was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies and therefore won't be joining John Calipari's Conference USA team. But he won't be in Memphis either. He was traded to the Boston Celtics along with UNLV's Marcus Banks (No. 13) for Boston College's Troy Bell (No. 16) and Duke's Dahntay Jones (No. 20).
Here are the high school players chosen by NBA teams in the 2003. Three links are provided in the chart: (1) Rivals.com profile linked with the player's name; (2) NBA player profile linked with the NBA team: and (3) commitment list for the college.