Beverley excited to play with Wade

Originally Published: June 26, 2009
By Scott Powers | For ESPNChicago.com

Thursday night's NBA draft marked the first time since 1993 a Chicago product wasn't taken in the first round.

In fact, it started to look like Chicago might be shut out entirely. Patrick Beverley, a former Marshall High School star, had to be patient. But in the second round, with the 42nd overall pick, his wait ended when the Los Angeles Lakers selected him. Later, the 6-foot-1 combo guard was traded to the Miami Heat.

"Oh, man," said Beverley on Friday morning. "I ...

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