Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 7/8/13
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- It wasn't even lunch time and Trail Blazers rookie C.J. McCollum was already exhausted. Monday was McCollum's first full day in Portland after he was selected 10th overall in the NBA draft some 11 days before. He was up at 5 a.m., had a workout an hour later and then headed to the Rose Garden for an introductory news conference. Along the way, his necktie was misplaced. Welcome to the NBA. "This is what I've lived for, this is what I want to do for a living," he said, smiling despite the whirlwind. "It feels good that it's finally here." McCollum averaged 23.9 points and 5.0 rebounds per game last season as a senior at Lehigh. While his year was cut short by a broken left foot, the 6-foot-3 guard said he's fully healed and he was cleared to play in April. McCollum was targeted on draft night by the Blazers, who were looking to shore up a backcourt led by reigning Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard. "It's always good to get the guy you want," coach Terry Stotts ...
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