The Sixers have to be breathing a sigh of relief that in the 2010 draft they selected Evan Turner instead of DeMarcus Cousins, who was considered potentially the best player available.

It's not that Turner has become a star or has the potential to become one. Or that Cousins won't one day become a great player.

Turner, after all, doesn't even start for the Sixers, who took him second overall.

Yet, in a draft class that is quickly making headlines for all the wrong reasons, Turner is proving that he can not only be a good NBA player but a good citizen as well.