NEWARK — With the 15th pick in the NBA Draft Thursday night, the Philadelphia 76ers selected Queens basketball phenom Maurice Harkless.
"Ahhhh so happy to be a Sixer!! Can't wait to get out there tomorrow!" the 6-8 Harkless exclaimed on Twitter after his selection was announced.
Harkless, 19, starred for Forest Hills High School and was named the Queens High School Player of the Year by the Daily News after averaging 16.5 points and 11.5 rebounds during his junior year in 2009-10.