Number 1: He has a Hawk-sized wingspan.
Walter Tavares stands at 7'3" and has a wingspan that is a whopping 7'9". Those types of numbers should translate well on the court.
Number 2: He is a quick learner.
Walter has improved his basketball game immensely over the past 4 years after just picking up the game at the ripe old age of 18.
Number 3: He came out of the stands during draft night. It's always refreshing for us to see players who attend the draft and emerge from the stands before walking up to the stage.
Number 4: He is already a great spokesman.
After a quick look through Walter's Twitter account, we found that he is already quite the brand ambassador, appearing in several European advertisements. Follow Walter @waltertavares22 to see what we're talking about.
Number 5: He will help us with geography.
Tavares hails from the nation of Cape Verde, a small island just west of Africa, with a population of around 500,000.