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June 28, 2013 7:51 PM

MU’s Oriakhi thrilled to get a shot at the NBA

All that former Mizzou center Alex Oriakhi wanted was a chance. Oriakhi’s NBA dream started when he first picked up a basketball as a toddler in Lowell, Mass. That dream came one step closer to being realized Thursday when the Phoenix Suns picked the 6-foot-9, 255-pound senior with the 57th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

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