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Patterson talks to Doug and Wolf about what to expect from Carrick Felix and Jahii Carson.

Arizona State athletic director Steve Patterson is excited to see ASU senior Carrick Felix participate in Thursday night's Division I College Slam Dunk Contest.

But that's not all he's excited about.

Patterson, told Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf that he's looking forward to seeing the 6-foot-6 swingman selected in the 2013 NBA Draft.

"There's a lot of teams that are interested in him, particularly in the second round," the former Portland Trail Blazers general manager said.

The 2013 Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year played his final season at ASU with graduate status after earning his bachelor's degree in 2012.

During his senior season, Felix was selected as Pac-12 Player of the Week three times and posted 13 double-doubles.

"He plays great defense and finished his master's degree, he's a solid kid," Patterson said. "People are excited about him."

Felix, who entered the season a long-shot to even be considered as an NBA Draft pick, averaged 14.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game, which Patterson believes will translate well to the pros.

"He's a good person to have on a 15-man roster in the NBA," he said. "I think he's going to get picked and he's going to have a good chance to make it."

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