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Cavs Shock the World by Taking Bennett No.1
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On June 28, 2013 @ 4:59 pm In Headlines,NBA Draft Headlines | No Comments
Anthony Bennett only got serious about playing basketball six or seven years ago. He really wasn’t that interested, and then things changed.
“I just started growing,” Bennett said. “And everyone said, ‘You should probably play basketball.’ So I said, ‘All right. I’ll give it a shot.’ Look where it got me now.”
Bennett was officially introduced Friday by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who shocked the NBA draft by selecting the UNLV power forward with the No. 1 overall pick on Thursday night.
Although he wasn’t regarded by many draft experts as the best player available, Bennett was always at the top of Cleveland’s board. They scouted the 6-foot-7, 240-pounder all season, fell in love with his game and decided to take him ahead of several better known players including Kentucky center Nerlens Noel, Kansas guard Ben McLemore and Georgetown forward Otto Porter Jr.
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