MU's Oriakhi Thrilled to Get a Shot at the NBA

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MU's Oriakhi Thrilled to Get a Shot at the NBA
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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 — a significant step — closer to being realized Thursday when the Phoenix Suns selected the 6-foot-9, 255-pound senior with the 57th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

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