Shelvin Mack had emotional draft night, Jan Vesely to be introduced on Monday

Local reporters were not able to reach Shelvin Mack after the Washington Wizards selected him with the 34th overall pick on Thursday, but that may have been because Mack was so busy hanging out with CBSSports’ Jeff Goodman. Goodman spent a day with the junior point guard from Butler in Mack’s hometown of Lexington, Ky., and offered a pretty detailed report of the angst and excitement that goes into what amounts to a professional athlete prom.


I made it, ma. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

The Wizards will introduce Jan Vesely, their first pick from the 2011 NBA draft, on Monday at Verizon Center. The event will be a little more toned down from the red-carpet, stretch-limo, “Game Changer” introduction that signaled John Wall’s arrival last season. But it will certainly be a welcome moment for Vesely, who is currently making just his second trip to the United States and has never been to Washington.

Chris Singleton and Mack are expected to be introduced in a separate news conference on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Michael Lee is the national basketball writer for The Washington Post.
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