Cavs pick Brown in first round

With the 25th overall selection, the Cavaliers chose guard Shannon Brown from Michigan State. Brown averaged 17.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.7 assists for the Spartans last season as a junior. He’s an extremely athletic player who will also give the Cavs an outside shooting presence. Brown shot 39% from beyond the arc last season. The Cavs barely missed out on the top few point guards as Rondo, Williams, and Lowry were taken #21, 22, and 24, respectively. However, the Cavaliers were still able to get a quality player and as the NBA Draft crew on ESPN said, we may have gotten the “steal of the first round”. Here’s what ESPN insider Chad Ford had to say about the selection.

I love this pick for the Cavs. They have been keyed on Shannon Brown for a long time and thought there was no way he’d be there. Brown will give them a great penetrator and explosive athlete who can attack the basket or pull up for the 3-pointer. Put him on the floor with LeBron James and defenders are going to cower. Brown has the most potent combination of power and athleticism in the draft. I’m not sure he can play the point, but with Larry Hughes and LeBron James’ ball-handling skills, he’ll be fine.

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