Category Archives: NBA Draft
By Erin Somers
With the first pick in the 2013 NBA draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers select …….. Anthony Bennett, a forward from UNLV.
This number one pick came as a shock to everybody. He wasn’t even rumored to be in the top five picks of the round. Bennett is the first ever NBA number one overall draft pick to come from Canada. Bennett, a skilled power forward, was the top scorer and rebounder per 40 minutes played. He can knock down shots anywhere on the court and is great at the pick and pop. With only one year of college, he has a powerful NBA body, with a wingspan of seven-foot-one.
By: Jesse Moore
Leading up to this year’s NBA Draft was minimal anticipation. A draft that lacked potential superstars but filled with players who predict to have average NBA careers gave its fans and viewers nothing to be too excited about heading into Thursday night. Once David Stern took the podium (and boo’s) and announced the Cleveland Cavaliers to be on the clock, surprise and shock would soon be the new words of the night. Surprising everyone, the Cavs selected freshman power forward Anthony Bennett out of UNLV with the first overall pick. Nerlens Noel, Victor Oladipo, Alex Len and Ben McLemore were all names that looked to be in the mix of the number one pick and just about no one had Bennett slotted there, except the Cavaliers. Trades, international talent and another player from a mid-major program landing in the top 10 are the other storylines that became of notice. Here’s a recap of it all.
By Alexander Onaindia
Heading into the 2013 NBA Draft it was widely regarded as one of the weaker drafts in recent history. There is no LeBron James type talent in this draft. Rumors of the Cavs and Magic trading their picks at number 1 and number 2 overall proved just that. However, what the draft lacked in star power it made up for with intrigue. The uncertainty at the top led to one of the most unpredictable nights the NBA has seen in a long time.
By: Reggie D. Richardson
With players like Nerlens Noel, Victor Olidepo, Ben McLemore, and Alex Len gaining all the attention and acclaim for the 2013 NBA draft often means that there is very little press for the underdogs. There is one such dark horse we at Roundballdriect.com would like to educate you on, and bring your attention to.
By Brian Buckey
Prior to the 2012-13 season, Cody Zeller couldn’t have had it much better. His Indiana Hoosiers were the #1 team in the nation. He was preseason player of the year and was on the cover of ESPN The Magazine. He was a sure fire top-3 pick in the draft if he left after his sophomore year. He was the biggest star on the country’s most talented team.