Hasheem Thabeet

With the wait and the anxiety over which <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="15008001" title="National Basketball Association" href="/topic/sports/basketball/national-basketball-association-15008001.topic">NBA</a> team would select him finally ended, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT00008676" title="Hasheem Thabeet" href="/topic/sports/basketball/hasheem-thabeet-PESPT00008676.topic">Hasheem Thabeet</a> smiles during an interview Thursday evening in New York. The former <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="OREDU0000152" title="University of Connecticut" href="/topic/education/colleges-universities/university-of-connecticut-OREDU0000152.topic">UConn</a> center was chosen No. 2 overall, behind Oklahoma's Blake Griffin, by the Memphis Grizzlies.

( JASON DECROW / AP / June 25, 2009 )

With the wait and the anxiety over which NBA team would select him finally ended, Hasheem Thabeet smiles during an interview Thursday evening in New York. The former UConn center was chosen No. 2 overall, behind Oklahoma's Blake Griffin, by the Memphis Grizzlies.

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