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NY-area products headline draft class

Updated: June 24, 2011, 1:42 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEWARK, N.J. -- In the end, Kyrie Irving only had to travel seven miles to make his dream come true.

Irving, who played his high school basketball at St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, N.J., before spending one year at Duke University, was the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA draft, held at the Prudential Center in nearby Newark.

"Honestly, I'm really holding myself back from really letting all my emotions out," Irving said. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime [experience], and it's an ...

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