Philippines, 23 Oct 2019
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


NBA Draft Shocker: Cavs pick Bennett at No.1


PhilBoxing.com




BROOKLYN -- The top two prospects in the 2013 NBA Draft dramatically fell off the leader board Thursday night at the Barclays Center here in Brooklyn, paving the way for surprise No.1 pick Anthony Bennett, who was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Bennett, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound small forward from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) edged out 7-foot Nerlens Noel of the University of Kentucky and 7-foot-1 Alex Len of the University of Maryland for the top honors.

The first Canadian to be chosen No.1 in the NBA draft, Bennett, 20, averaged 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds as a Running Red Rebel. He is the first UNLV alum since Larry "Grandma" Johnson in 1991 to be picked No.1 in the draft.

Victor Oladipo of Indiana University went to the Orlando Magic as the No.2 pick. Oladipo, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, normed 13.6 points and 6.3 rebounds in his third and last season as a Hoosier. The 21-year old told ESPN he will "help the program at both ends of the floor," and that he will "work his butt off."

Otto Porter Jr was selected by the Washington Wizards as their No.3 pick. The Georgetown University forward was named Big East Player of the Year, averaging 16.2 points and 7.5 rebounds an outing. The 6-foot-9, 198-pound Porter is only 20 years young and had tremendous upside.

For the 4th pick, the Charlotte Bobcats chose 7-foot, 230-pound Cody Zeller, who normed 16.5 points and 8.1 rebounds a game in Indiana, where he played with Oladipo. A great athlete, the 20-year old Zeller has two brothers currently playing in the NBA.

Maryland's Len was eventually picked at No.5 by the Phoenix Suns. The 255-pound Len is a native of Antratsit, Ukraine and he averaged 11.9 points and 7.8 rebounds in his final college year.

Noel was taken at No.6 by the New Orleans Pelican, who then traded his rights to the Philadephia 76ers for All-Star guard Jrue Holiday. Noel normed 10.9 points, 9.4 rebounds and 4.4 blocks in his lone years as a Kentucky Wildcat. He tore his ACL last February 12 and is projected to play his first NBA game this December.

Ben McLemore of Kansas was taken at No.7 by the Sacramento Kings while Georgia's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope went to the Detroit Pistons as the No.8 pick.

Finishing up the top 10 first-round picks were Michigan's Trey Burke (traded to Utah) at No. 9 and CJ McCollum of Lehigh, who went to the Portland Trail Blazers at No.10. (RIBC)

Photo: 20-year-old Canadian and UNLV forward Anthony Bennett (R) gets the honor as the No. 1 pick of the NBA 2013 Draft when he was picked by the Cleveland Cavaliers at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY Thursday.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rodene Ivan B. Cortes.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Last Quarter Push for PH Boxing
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, Wed, 23 Oct 2019
  • Fight Day Trazegnies: Two WKN titles at stake
    By , Wed, 23 Oct 2019
  • Boxing's odd couple driving to glory Undefeated Mykquan Williams & Head trainer Paul Cichon
    By , Wed, 23 Oct 2019
  • CARLOS 'THE SOLUTION' MORALES AND MERCITO 'NO MERCY' GESTA FACE OFF IN THE NEXT EPISODE OF RING REPORT ON OCT. 24
    By , Wed, 23 Oct 2019
  • Robert Easter Jr. & Adrian Granados Preview Super Lightweight Showdown Taking Place this Saturday, October 26 Live On SHOWTIME® From Santander Arena in Reading, Pa.
    By , Wed, 23 Oct 2019
  • November 9: Top Heavyweight Contender Kubrat Pulev Returns Against Rydell Booker LIVE on ESPN+
    By , Wed, 23 Oct 2019
  • Split-T Management's Undefeated Heavyweight Sonny Conto Remains Perfect With 1st Round Stoppage in Philly
    By , Wed, 23 Oct 2019
  • STATEMENT FROM GOLDEN BOY REGARDING RECENT LAWSUIT
    By , Tue, 22 Oct 2019
  • NGABU – I HAVE TOO MUCH IN MY ARSENAL FOR OKOLIE
    By , Tue, 22 Oct 2019
  • NBA: Multiple Players Agree to Contract Extensions
    By Reylan Loberternos, Tue, 22 Oct 2019
  • Nicholson decisions Lee at Maryland Live Casino
    By , Tue, 22 Oct 2019
  • Jerwin Ancajas to grace Larry Itliong Day at Carson, California
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Tue, 22 Oct 2019
  • ROCK STOPS SMITH IN 2!!
    By , Tue, 22 Oct 2019
  • UNBEATEN CUBAN HEAVYWEIGHT FRANK SANCHEZ TO FACE JACK MULOWAYI IN TELEVISED OPENER OF SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
    By , Tue, 22 Oct 2019
  • Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame 2019 award winners announced
    By , Tue, 22 Oct 2019
  • SHANE MCGUIGAN: “I REALLY WANT TAYLOR TO GET HIS HANDS ON THAT MASSIVE TROPHY”
    By , Mon, 21 Oct 2019
  • OKOLIE: I’LL STOP NGABU
    By , Mon, 21 Oct 2019
  • BRAWL AT THE MALL 13 COMPLETE RESULTS
    By , Mon, 21 Oct 2019
  • Pacquiao Rolls Out Red Carpet to FIFA President Infantino
    By , Mon, 21 Oct 2019
  • Sergey Morozov retains M-1 Challenge bantamweight title
    By , Mon, 21 Oct 2019
  • PETALCORIN WINS IN GENSAN
    By Dong Secuya, Mon, 21 Oct 2019
  • Cody "The Crippler" Crowley improves to 18-0
    By , Mon, 21 Oct 2019
  • NBA -- New season brings new hope for Pacers
    By Jon Moskowich, Mon, 21 Oct 2019
  • Referee's Focus Should Also be Fighters Safety
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, Sun, 20 Oct 2019


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2019 philboxing.com.