With the 5th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Vanderbilt point guard, Darius Garland.
The 6’3, 175 pound freshman played in only 5 games for the Commodores, but impressed by averaging 16.2ppg and shooting 53% overall from the field and an impressive 48% from 3-point country.
A torn meniscus in his left knee is the reason he was limited to just 5 games, but reports say he has recovered completely.
Wicked pull up J
Can create his own shot
NBA 3-point range
DNA, his father Winston played 7 years in the NBA
Trouble finishing at the rim in traffic
Not a high flyer
Must get stronger
Must improve passing and taking care of the ball
With their second pick in the first round the Cavs drafted Belmont small forward Dylan Windler with the 26th pick. The 6’8 Windler averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds a game as a senior for the Bruins and shot it at a 43% clip from long range, making 100 of 233 shots from beyond the arc this past season.
The Cavaliers then made a trade with the Pistons for the 30th and final pick in the first round to acquire 6’6 shooting guard Kevin Porter Jr. from USC. KPJ averaged about 10ppg in his freshman season for the Trojans while shooting 41% from 3-point range. The Cavs reportedly gave up (4) future second round picks to select Porter Jr.