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Thursday, May 20, 2010
Evan Turner wouldn't mind being No. 1 pick

By Diamond Leung

Evan Turner has been the presumed No. 2 overall pick in this year's NBA draft camp, but the former Ohio State star sure didn't mind stating his case to be the top pick to the Washington Wizards. has audio of what Turner said today at the NBA draft camp in Chicago.

"Not to be arrogant or cocky, but I won every national player of the year award," Turner said.

Asked to explain what makes him the No. pick, Turner offered this:

"My versatility. John Wall's a great player, and he’s a great kid. I love John Wall. I just think my versatility. I just think if Gilbert Arenas is still there, I would probably fit in a little bit better than him. But you never know. I think I've done a lot this year to be the No. 1 pick."

Meanwhile, Wall told Andy Katz on the ESPNU broadcast at the camp that he wasn't sure he was the top pick, either.

"I think it's a 50-50 chance," Wall said.