No. 9 pick, Detroit Pistons
Q: How are you feeling right now?
I'm having mixed feelings. Obviously, I'm happy to be an NBA player. I'm happy to be a lottery pick. I don't know, then you have the feeling that's like, "Wow, is this what people think about my game?" I mean, I'm happy to be in Detroit. It's probably one of the best fits out of all of the teams for me to be. So, I'm definitely happy. There's no way I can feel anything other than that, but I don't know.
Q: You will definitely get a chance to step in and play right away there?
Yeah, definitely. I think Detroit really wanted me from Day 1. They didn't think they were going to be able to get me because they didn't think I would fall this low, but now that I fell this low, I think it's going to be a great situation for me to play and for us to win.
Q: What is it like to sit there and see teams pass you over?
It's one of the worst feelings I've ever felt, to be honest with you. You're sitting there and your stomach bubbles every time Mr. Stern comes out there. Then, when another name is called and it's not yours, you're like man, what happens if they don't call your name, if you're just stuck in this green room? I don't know, then when they finally called my name, there was like a relaxation breath.
Q: What do you know about Detroit?
I don't know much about the city. I know that the team is definitely on its way up and it's definitely a team that can contend for the playoffs next year. They just needed another scorer and I think I bring that to the table. Other than that, I don't know too much about the city. I mean, I'm sure I'm going to find out pretty soon.