Interview: 2013 NBA Draft Picks Talk Weird Draft Questions and What They'll Miss About College

Interview: 2013 NBA Draft Picks Talk Weird Draft Questions and What They'll Miss About College

What is the first thing you’re going to buy after you sign your first NBA contract?

Noel: I’m going to be very conservative and put a lot of my money in the bank, but I’m going to give my mom something nice.

Len: I probably will buy something for my mom. I don’t know what it will be yet, but something for my mom.

Oladipo: I might buy a vehicle, but I’m definitely going to save my money. I’ve been around a lot of people and I’ve seen both sides of the spectrum, so I’m going to be smart with it.

Larkin: I really don’t know yet. I’m sure it will be something nice, but I don’t know if it will be a car. We’ll see what happens when I get that check.

Zeller: Probably nothing. I don’t spend money, so I’ll probably just save it all.

Plumlee: I was on scholarship, but I still have some loans that I took out in college that I’m going to pay off.

Neto: I don’t have that in my mind, but I think I’m going to buy something for my family because they’ve been together with me for all of my career, so they deserve that and I’m going to buy something for them. 

 

If we lost, he [Drake] could just sing or something and make it chill in the locker room.

 

What will you miss the most about the college experience?

Noel: Definitely the fans. I mean just the love that was given and playing in front of 24,000 people was great. Just the thrill and the excitement was great.

Oladipo: I’m going to miss everything. The fans, definitely playing in front of the Hoosier faithful. Interacting with them and how much love they showed us and playing in Assembly Hall. Some of my best memories are in there.

Larkin: The fans. Just because Miami didn’t have a lot of fans at the beginning of the year, but we just kept winning and then we became the No. 2 team in the country. Then, every game was sold out. We had like eight consecutive sellouts at home and that was something new for Miami. All of the support and love we received down in Miami this year was amazing.

Zeller: I think, off the court. Being at the Keller School of Business was an enjoyable experience.

So how did you and your family end up starting DistinXion and what does it mean to you?

Zeller: I’ve had so many people help me in a positive way growing up that it’s good for me to be able to give back to the kids. Through DistinXion, we do that. We teach a lot more than just normal basketball camps. We teach table manners, and how to shake someone’s hands. It’s more than basketball, and it’s good to influence kids.

If you could have any rapper as a teammate of yours, who would it be and why?

Noel: Probably Meek Mill because you can tell by his music how intense he is and how he really gets after it.

Len: I think Lil Wayne or Eminem would be a good addition to my team.

Oladipo: Jay-Z. It’s no question because I feel like he’ll find a way to help me win. I don’t know how it’s going to be, or what he’s going to do, but he’ll find a way to help me win.

Larkin: If I had any rapper, it’d have to be Drake. That’s my guy. He’s my favorite rapper, and favorite artist out there right now. Just for him to be in the locker room with his hype songs. If we lost, he could just sing or something and make it chill in the locker room.

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