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Anthony Bennett

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DRAFTED: Selected by the Cavaliers in the first round (1st overall pick) of the 2013 NBA Draft.



COLLEGE CAREER: Played one season at UNLV…in 35 games (32 starts), averaged 16.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 27.1 minutes per game…named Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year in his only year at UNLV…First-Team All-Mountain West, MWC All-Tournament team and was one of 15 finalist on the ballot for the John R. Wooden National Player of the Year Award…also named to the Sporting News' All-Freshman Team, USBWA Freshman All-America Team, USBWA's All-District VIII, First-Team NABC All-District 17 and MW Championships All-Tournament Team…Honorable Mention Associated Press All-American and a finalist for both the Oscar Robertson Trophy and Wayman Tisdale Award, given by the USBWA to the nation’s top player and freshman, respectively…connected on .533 percent from the field, including a team-best .375 mark from the three-point line…recorded 12 double-doubles, which ranked him third nationally among all freshman…reached double-figure scoring in 28 of his 35 games, including 13 with 20-or-more points…ranked seventh in the Mountain West Conference in scoring, fourth in blocks and fifth in rebounding…led UNLV in three-point shooting percentage (.375)…posted a career-high 28 points against Cal State Bakersfield on Jan. 5 on 10-13 (.769) shooting from the field with 10 rebounds in 29 minutes…tallied 22 points on 9-14 (.643) shooting and a season-high 16 rebounds against Air Force on Jan. 12.



PERSONAL: Credits his mother, Edith, as his biggest influence…competed at the junior national level for Team Canada, averaging 13.2 points and 6.2 rebounds at the 2012 FIBA U-17 World Championship and 13.8 points and 7.6 rebounds at the 2009 U-16 competition, helping Canada place third in both tournaments…played on the Under-16 and Under-17 Canadian National teams at the FIBA World Championships and led Canada to two consecutive bronze medals...prior to attending Findlay Prep, he attended Mountain State Academy (Beckley, W.V.)…the first McDonald's High School All-American to attend UNLV straight from high school since Freddie Banks in 1983…also played in the Jordan Brand Classic game and competed in the McDonald’s Slam Dunk contest…led Findlay Prep to a 32-1 record and the school's third ESPN National High School Invitational Championship (in four years), where he earned MVP honors and was named to the All-Tournament team.

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Height: 6'8''/ 2.03m
Weight: 259 lbs./ 117.5 kg
Born: March 14, 1993
From: Nevada-Las Vegas
Draft: 2014
NBA Debut: 2013
Years Pro: 1
Previous Teams:
  Cleveland Cavaliers 2013 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Nevada-Las Vegas/Canada

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