'Whole country on my back' – When Arsalan Kazemi was picked 54th in the 2013 NBA Draft, he became the first Iranian-born player to enter basketball's elite competition.
Kazemi joined the junior national team aged 12 before heading to the U.S. at the age of 17.
Coming to America – After arriving in the U.S., Kazemi spent three years at Rice University before heading to the University of Oregon.
Onward to Oregon – Kazemi received a warm welcome upon his arrival in Oregon.
Hail the handlebar – Kazemi's handlebar moustache, which has since been shaved off, proved a hit with fans.
Drafted – Kazemi watched the NBA Draft with members of his family, all decked out in University of Oregon attire. He was drafted 54th by the Washington Wizards.
76ers – Kazemi was eventually traded Philadelphia 76ers, where he will wear the number 14 vest.