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James a first-round pick

James a first-round pick

Damion James said that hearing his name called in Thursday night's NBA Draft was a dream come true. And it was a dream that nearly happened last year.

But James, who tested the waters following a strong junior year, said he wanted to improve as a player to help find a better situation as a pro. He said that situation occurred Thursday night, when he was drafted with the No. 24 overall selection by the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks then traded his rights to New Jersey. "It was great," James said. "I think I have a great opportunity to come in and play... Recommended Stories

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