SOUNDVIEW - The life of a Soundview native will never be the same after Thursday's NBA Draft.

For Kemba Walker, the draft will bring to fruition a lifelong pursuit of a professional basketball career. The former University of Connecticut and Rice High School standout is widely expected to be drafted in the first round.

"It's just a great feeling to know that it's possible to have that much money so I can take care of my family," Walker says.