J.J. Hickson, who has often said his dream was to play in the NBA, now has his chance — with the Cleveland Cavaliers and superstar LeBron James.
Hickson, a 6-foot-9 power forward who left N.C. State after his freshman year, was taken No. 19 by the Cavaliers tonight in the NBA Draft. He was the eighth freshman taken in the first round, tying the draft record set last year.
''Words can't explain how I feel right now,'' Hickson said in an
interview after his selection. ''I'm so honored to be in this
situation. All my hard work allowed me to get my foot in the door and I will continue to work hard."