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    Canadians Bennedict Mathurin and Shaedon Sharpe have both been drafted into the NBA. The two took very different paths to the NBA, but their pro dreams were captured just minutes apart on Thursday. Mathurin is a 20-year-old from Montreal who starred at the University of Arizona and was selected sixth by the Indiana Pacers.

    Moments after, the Blazers drafted Sharpe, a 19-year-old from London, Ontario. Sharpe has not played a single college game in his life and was picked seventh. This is the second time in history that two Canadians have gone in the top 10 in the NBA draft. In 2014, Andrew Wiggins was drafted first and Nik Stauslas was the number eight pick. 

    After being drafted, Mathurin said “I feel like I’m a winner, … I’m a really competitive guy. Off the court, I feel I’m a pretty funny guy. I like doing a lot of fun stuff. 

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