Point guard Isaiah Canaan, from Murray State, was thrilled when the Houston Rockets took him in the second round, with the 34th-overall pick in the NBA Draft.
"Oh man I was so hyped," Canaan said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. "Just to see my name come across the board, just glad to be a part of the Houston Rockets.
Canaan, who averaged 21.8 points a game at Murray State, can now say he is in the NBA.
"It feels great," Canaan said. "You work so hard to get there, and to finally hear your name called you can't ask for anything else."
Canaan believes he has a lot to offer the Rockets.
"(I'm a) competitor, a winner and someone that's not going to back down from whoever they put out in front of me," Canaan said."
He looks forward to playing with James Harden
"I love his game," Canaan said. "He has some moves that I'm trying to get. Now that I get the chance to play along side him, we're defiantly going to chat about that."
Canaan said being drafted by the Rockets is his finest moment as an athlete to date.
"At the top," Canaan said. "I worked so hard to get here.
"I've always been the underdog and I'm thankful that Houston believes in me."