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    NBA DRAFT: Six Pac-10 Players picked in first round

    James Harden Oklahoma City, 3rd overall pick
    “”I don’t think I need to prove anything. I just need to go in there and work hard and try my best to earn a spot on that team. They’re young and they’re great and they have great chemistry there. So I want to go in there and try to help them out.””

    Jordan Hill New York, 8th overall pick
    “”Knicks is definitely a good fit for me because it’s an up-tempo team and I can run the floor, so definitely it’s a good fit for me.””

    DeMar DeRozan Toronto, 9th overall pick
    “”Toronto showed a lot of interest and everything, so I try to stay open-minded and everything and might go before, might wait till Toronto. But I really felt that they really wanted me, and I’m glad that I went right to the Toronto Raptors.””

    Jrue Holiday Philadelphia, 17th overall pick
    “”I’m excited. They have Andre Miller, who is a great point guard. I can definitely learn from him. You know, a playoff team, I get to experience that. I get to experience my first year, the pleasure of being in the playoffs, and playing against the best teams.””

    Darren Collison New Orleans, 21st overall pick
    “”I haven’t really seen New Orleans or been to a New Orleans game. I worked out for them one time. It’s a great city and they have a great team, I can tell you that. I watched them play numerous times. One person you think of on the New Orleans Hornets is Chris Paul, and he’s one of the best point guards so I’m going to soak in the knowledge he has to say everything and he says on the court and absorb that.””

    Taj Gibson Chicago, 26th overall pick

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