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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Wes has worked for covering the New York Knicks, as well as for covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, 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 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]