By LG

How many basketball fans in Cleveland could have seen the Cavaliers taking UNLV forward Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft Thursday night? The Cavaliers surprised a lot of people with the pick and with all the trade talks before the 2013 NBA draft took place.

The Cleveland Cavaliers made history in this years draft by taking Bennett with the number one pick in the draft. Never before has a Canadian been picked number one in a NBA draft. Who is Anthony Bennett some are left wondering.

Bennett has had a good high school and college career. He won plenty of awards in high school and on the college level. His list of accomplishments in college include;

  • Naismith Player of the Year Finalist
  • NCAA Freshman of the Year Finalist
  • Mountain West Freshman of the Year
  • All-Mountain West First Team
  • All-NCAA First Team
  • Mountain West Player of the Year Finalist

He should be able to help the Cleveland Cavaliers both defensively and offensively. The 6’8″ 240 lbs. Bennett averaged 16.1 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game in his freshman year at UNLV. If he can carry those numbers into the NBA he could make a difference for a Cavaliers team who clearly needs a guy to be a difference maker.

The Cavaliers certainly surprised many with the pick and now the fans are hoping that Bennett can surprise many with his play in the NBA.

 

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Readers Comments (2)

  1. d

    I don’t see how this is a surprise. Mike Brown has already been on record saying Bennett was his number 1. He already has an NBA body and skills. He doesn’t need to be developed just be able to step onto the same court as NBAers. Being only a Frosh with those kind of numbers tells me he’s still got plenty of upside. Noel will miss 20 to 30 games a year.

     
  2. Thomas

    I had read that Mike Brown loved him. There were also reports that Washington may have chosen him over Porter. The guy
    is a beast. A freak athletically, he may well have been or will be the best player from this draft. We can use him on the front line. Solid pick.

     

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