Stars’ success fuels hope for mid-major prospects at NBA games

NBA 2K17 Coins  — As he watched Golden State take out Portland, A.J. English felt some mid-major pride, not to mention hope for his own future.
The guard from Iona saw two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson leading the Warriors back to the Western Conference finals, and Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum leading the rebuilt Trail Blazers to a place few would have anticipated at the start of the season.
For English, watching was inspiring. He hopes to join their club, and the NBA Draft Combine this week is a crucial step.
“I know how it is,” English said Thursday. “You’ve got to kind of do the right things, always be on attack mode. The four guards that I watched last night were all from mid-majors – Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard. They have the mindset like they also struggled with that mid-major thing. The stories they tell and they show them on TV, I know exactly what they’re talking about right away. That’s the thing. It’s a group, club. I’d love to be a part of    .”