The Philadelphia 76ers selected Mikal Bridges with the No. 10 pick in the NBA draft, keeping the Villanova swingman and Philadelphia-area native playing for his hometown team.

It was a dream come true for the 21-year-old, and his mother Tyneeha Rivers, who works for the Sixers.   

“It’s a great feeling to get picked by the Sixers,” Bridges said at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday night. “Just watching them, especially this year, growing up watching them, going to games when I was young, it’s a blessing. My mom working there, went to Villanova right around the corner, played in Wells Fargo throughout the whole year this year. It’s just truly a blessing.”

The 76ers struck a deal to trade Bridges to the Phoenix Suns about 45 minutes later for Texas Tech’s Zhaire Smith, who was selected by the Suns with the No. 16 pick in the draft.

How do the Sixers do Mikal’s mom like that? I mean, keep it in the family Philadelphia. I would have loved to see her face when she found out about the trade.