At 6-foot-9, Noah Vonleh has strong ball-handling ability for someone of his size. Celtics president Danny Ainge is the among the NBA executives to notice this skill.

"He played center this year in Indiana, but he played on the perimeter in high school," Ainge told the Boston Globe. "He can actually dribble pretty well."

Vonleh says he focused on developing his handle with daily sessions of drills in the basement. He credits his mom for his inspiring his work ethic because he saw her juggling two jobs to provide for the family. That dedication is about to pay off as Vonleh is projected in many mock NBA drafts to be among the first six players selected. Here is more of his story, in his own words: