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WASHINGTON -- Have I gotten any bigger?"

At the end of a hard workout on a spring morning, Rudy Gay made a fist and flexed his right biceps. The 19-year-old sought affirmation about the weeks he logged in basketball boot camp, but the topic could have been his ever-changing stock in tonight's NBA draft.

NBA draft Tonight, 7, ESPN

Rudy Gay file

Height --6-8

Weight --220

Date of birth --Aug. 17, 1986

High schools --Eastern Tech, Archbishop Spalding

College --Connecticut

Honors --The Sun's high school co-Player of the Year in 2004; consensus All-American last season for Connecticut

NBA strengths --Athleticism, quickness and wingspan; versatility and ability to run the court; big upside, since the teen is still learning.

NBA weaknesses --Ball-handling needs work, as does ability to create own shot; Gay's hunger to excel has been questioned.

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