Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 7/8/13
With the 28th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the San Antonio Spurs selected forward Livio Jean-Charles from France.  The pick may have left some Spurs fans scratching their heads but recall the team did pick another Frenchman at the same spot many years ago and Tony Parker turned out to be a draft day steal. Something the team is hoping Livio will turn out to be once he makes his way to the NBA. Upon hearing his name called by NBA Commission David Stern, Jean-Charles spoke with French site L'est-Eclair about how thrilled he is to be part of the Spurs family. "Already, the day was very stressful. I could not let it go. And then at night, when David Stern (head of the NBA) said my name, it was a relief, I finally smiled. It is not so much that my career was at stake, since going undrafted  would not stop my development in Europe. For me it is more the fulfillment of a dream." As mentioned, Jean-Charles and Parker both were selected at No. 28 and they also share another commonality,
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