Goodluck Okonoboh aims to be in NBA draft green room — Cuse Clicks

Goodluck Okonoboh resisted a chance to experience the VIP treatment most basketball players will never experience. He was invited, by his good friend and former teammate Nerlens Noel, to sit in the NBA draft green room last month when Noel was the sixth overall pick. Okonoboh’s reason for not participating was as much a gamble as it was motivation. “I didn’t really want to go to the green room, I’m waiting for my turn,” said the 6-foot-9 forward from Wilbraham & Monson Academy in Massachusetts. “I don’t want to spoil it.” Count Louisville’s Rick Pitino, Indiana’s Tom Crean and Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim among the many coaches who see his potential.

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About Wes Cheng

Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
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