Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 6/29/12
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Arguably the biggest roar of the night at Thursday's NBA draft came when David Stern announced the 15th overall pick to the anxious Prudential Center crowd: Moe Harkless to the Philadelphia 76ers. The ultimate local boy done good -- and maybe the best player to come out of New York City since Ron Artest -- Harkless was a prep star in Queens, then played one year of college ball at St. John's before declaring for the draft in March. In addition to boisterous gang of Johnnies fans who made the trek across the Hudson River, the 19-year-old hometown kid had a veritable entourage of his own -- one comprised mostly of family -- in tow for Thursday evening's proceedings. And as Harkless crossed the stage and shook the commissioner's hand, soaking in the most important moment of his life to date, the cheers only grew louder, the loudest among them coming from the three women who raised him: His mother, Rosa; his grandmother, Barbara; and his big sister, Shakima. "She's excited about jus...
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