With the size of NBA rosters, it's not really an option for teams to add locally grown players for ticket and jersey sales. It's always impressive when it happens, but it's not that common. LeBron James, Derek Rose, and now Dwayne Wade are exceptions.

This is actually a common practice in the NFL and even MLB, because their rosters are a little larger.

However, it appears the New Orleans Pelicans have lucked out, and found a Louisiana native who fits their current needs. This is where the Louisiana Radio Network picks up:

"Baton Rouge native Langston Galloway has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. Galloway can play point guard and shooting guard and during his first two seasons in the NBA with New York, the former Christian Life standout averaged nine points and three assists a game."