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Maurice Harkless goes to 76ers

Updated: June 29, 2012, 9:18 AM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEWARK, N.J. -- New York City has two NBA teams, but a local college team stole the headlines Thursday night.

With the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets both lacking a first-round pick, attention turned toward St. John's forward Maurice Harkless, who was selected in the first round, 15th overall, by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Harkless, a Queens native, is the first St. John's player selected in the draft since Omar Cook in 2001, and the school's highest selection since the late Malik ...

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