Gallon's path to NBA accelerated by investigation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Tiny Gallon doesn't fit the mold of the typical one-and-done college basketball player making the quick jump to the NBA.

His choice to leave Oklahoma wasn't entirely his own.

Once the Sooners' season ended, Gallon found himself at the heart of an NCAA investigation that put his eligibility into question. He had to decide whether to stay in school with the possibility that he wouldn't be able to play or move on to the NBA earlier than expected.

On Thursday night, he expects to hear his name called in the NBA draft and fulfill a dream that he didn't start pursuing until late in high school. He's planning to be in New York in a brand-new suit and shake commissioner David Stern's hand when he gets picked.

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