Draft day. It's every kid's dream come true. You have worked so hard for so long and the commissioner is about to call your name to be a part of something that so few people can ever achieve. What is that moment like? We asked several players to describe what it's like the moment that their name is called.

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Andrea Bargnani: No. 1, Toronto Raptors
"The NBA is the aspiration of every player. Of course playing in the Italian League was my dream when I was a kid, winning a championship which I did a week ago. But the NBA is the biggest dream. This is just the start for me."

LaMarcus Aldridge: No. 2, Chicago Bulls (To Portland)
"My older brother called me. He was the first guy to call me, and he was like, 'Hey, we made it.' If I make it, I feel he made it. So I did it for me and him. It's overwhelming at first -- you can't believe it. After getting used to it with so much media, and thinking about it, I think you realize that your dream came true. Now you just have to get focused on another goal. You want to achieve something else, you don't ever want to be satisfied. Now my main goal is to get better and try to get better."

Adam Morrison: No. 3, Charlotte Bobcats
"The talks with my agent, they (the Bobcats) said they really liked me and so I was just making sure I stayed positive, and it was good. You know, I didn't really have a feel. I was just waiting until Mr. Stern said the final deal. Obviously this is, you know, a big deal in my life, and all of these players' lives. This is something we've been working on since you started dreaming about basketball. I was very nervous, but I feel like this is a perfect fit for me."

Tyrus Thomas: No. 4, Portland Trail Blazers (To Chicago)
"I knew about the trade before the Draft even began. I guess it was a situation where Chicago wanted to get more assets and Portland wanted to secure LaMarcus. We both knew about the trade so it wasn't a shock to me. You know, once I got here to New York -- well, actually before then, once my workouts were over -- there wasn't much else I could control. I just wanted going to put myself under any pressure. This is my first and last time being in the Draft so I was going to relax and have a good time."

Shelden Williams: No. 5, Atlanta Hawks
"I didn't have a good feeling until I found out. People can say a lot of things (about projections he was going to Atlanta), but until your name gets called out -- that's the sure thing. There's no guarantee or anything like that. Like I said, anything can change, last-minute trades and things like that. I went out there wide-eyed just like everybody else and waited for my name to be called out and fortunately it was called out with Atlanta, and I was grateful for that."

Brandon Roy: No. 6, Minnesota Timberwolves (To Portland)
"Man, it's so weird. My mom was upset that it's going so fast, I thought I'd be able to enjoy it more. This is one of the greatest moments in the world. I sat back in my hotel room all week and watched past NBA Drafts, and just thought about my turn to shake the Commisioner's hand. It's everything I expected and more. I'm on cloud nine right now."

Randy Foye: No. 7, Boston Celtics (To Minnesota via Portland)
"(My background) just makes it sweeter for my family, just knowing how hard it was growing up. To look at this day now, going to the next level, is a great feeling for all of us, not just me. When I'm out there playing on the court, I'm not just representing myself, I'm representing my family, and university, Villanova."

Rudy Gay: No. 8, Houston Rockets
"It was always on my mind, it was something I wanted to do. But there was times when I thought it was far-fetched. I tried my hardest to put myself in this predicament."

JJ Redick: No. 11, Orlando Magic
"I never really was motivated by the riches of the NBA. I'm motivated by my love for the game. I have loved basketball since I was eight years old. I'm thrilled I have the opportunity to play at the highest level."

Marcus Williams: No. 22, New Jersey Nets
"I think I fell into a great situation. Playing behind him (Jason Kidd) and learning everything that I've seen on television. Try to patent my game after him. Try to make my teammates better, and be a leader out there. Seeing it first hand I think I can learn, right there. I fell into a great situation. It's been hectic. It's been nerve-wracking. Now to just know you got it all over with, now you can finally breathe. It wasn't real tough though (in the Green Room waiting). I didn't pay attention to it. (Making the NBA) was one of my goals when I was younger. Now to be a professional athlete, doing what you love to do, it feels like you'll never need a job. You'll never work again in your life."

Bargnani is destined for Toronto.
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Aldridge goes to Portland in a trade.
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Morrison lands in Charlotte.
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