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2011 nba draft

So Which Locals Were Drafted Last Night?

Charles Jenkins.

None of the St. John's seniors were picked in the NBA Draft last night, but that doesn't mean that no locals heard their names called from the stage of the Prudential Center. Newark's own Kenneth Faried went 22nd overall to Denver. Tobias Harris — a Dix Hills native and the 2010 New York State Mr. Basketball — went nineteenth to the Bobcats, who then traded him to Milwaukee. And some Kemba fellow from the Bronx went to Charlotte with the ninth overall pick. Meanwhile, one local college saw one of its players get picked: Charles Jenkins, the Queens-born three-time winner of the Haggerty Award as the top player in the metropolitan area and Hofstra's all-time leading scorer, was selected 44th overall by Golden State. He's the first Hofstra player taken in the draft since Speedy Claxton went eighteenth overall to the Sixers in 2000. [NYDN]

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