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Jordan Railey works out for the Portland Trailblazers

The former WSU center is trying to catch his break in the NBA as he tries out for his hometown team.

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Jordan Railey graduated from Beaverton High School and went to Iowa State for 2 seasons before coming back to the Northwest and playing 2 seasons in the crimson and gray. He grew up a Portland Trailblazers fan and now he's getting a chance to work out for his hometown team.

Railey worked out for the Blazers for a 2nd time on Monday. The 7-foot center, who has also worked out with the 76'ers, talked with reporters about his love for the Blazers and how he went to a Blazer's camp in the same practice facility as a 12 year old. "Theo Ratliff was one of the guys that showed up and he signed one of my shoes. I still have it," Railey says. Railey also admits that he has every LaMarcus Aldridge jersey, even the alternates. "It's probably kind of crazy to say that now that I'm working out here."

Railey believes he can make an impact in the NBA with his defense, passing ability and desire to set good screens. The Blazers currently don't have any picks in the 2nd round and, even if they did, chances are slim they would take a chance on a player like Railey. But, he knows that. Railey would love to be signed by any team, especially his childhood favorite but, according to Jacob Thorpe of the Spokesman Review, he's excited to play anywhere.

Railey has told me in the past that he's excited about the prospect of playing in Europe and getting to see the world while getting paid to play.

The NBA draft is Thursday night. DaVonte Lacy will join Railey in his hopes of getting drafted. Lacy probably has a better chance at getting a call tomorrow night but, again, the chances of getting drafted are slim. We'll just have to wait and see how things shake out for both of the WSU draft hopefuls.

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