Recent Ohio State grad Evan Turner said last night that the thrill of being the No. 2 pick in the first round of the NBA draft -- and being grabbed by the Sixers -- has yet to sink in.
“I’m just so tired right now because I’ve been going all day,” the 21-year-old hoops phenom told Niteside at the Official NBA Draft After Party at Jay-Z's 40/40 Club in Manhattan last night.
"I'm looking forward to tomorrow when I can relive this whole thing with my friends and family."
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Friends, fans and fellow NBA ballers -- including Chris Bosh -- attended the bash. Turner, who will play for the 76ers, said his rise to fame has been a whirlwind.
“This has been fun times,” Turner said. “I’m making great memories and am trying to enjoy it all.”
Turner is not only looking forward to arriving in Philly late Friday, but also for what his future now has in store for him.
“Coach told me I need to be ready to play hard,” he said. “That’s what I’m gunna do.”