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Cleveland Cavaliers | #9 | Guard-Forward











6'6" | 196lb | 24 years

Player Bio


DRAFTED: Selected in the first round (26th overall pick) of the 2019 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.


COLLEGE CAREER: Played four seasons at Belmont, appearing in 128 games (97 starts) with averages of 13.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 29.4 minutes per contest…shot .541 from the field, .406 from three-point range and .763 from the foul line…one of four players to record 1,600 career points and 1,000 rebounds in Ohio Valley Conference history dating to 1971…35 career games of 20+ points and 36 career double doubles…as a senior in 2018-19, started all 33 games and averaged 21.3 points on .540 shooting from the field, 10.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.42 steals in 33.2 minutes per contest…also went .429 from beyond the arc and .847 from the charity stripe…only player in America to average at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, 2.5 assists per game and shoot .400 from three...NABC All-District…USBWA All-District...Mid-Major All-American...All-OVC First Team...Julius Erving Award Finalist...Lou Henson Award Finalist...Reese’s NABC College All-Star Game Invitee...led Belmont to first NCAA Tournament victory and first at-large bid in program history... had nine 30-point games…tallied 41 points, 12 rebounds at Morehead State (2/9/19)...35 points, 11 rebounds vs. Maryland in NCAA Tournament (3/21/19)...OVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year…as a junior in 2017-18, was First Team All-OVC after starting in all 33 games with averages of 17.3 points on .559 shooting from the field, including .426 from deep, 9.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.0 steal and 0.94 blocks in 35.4 minutes per contest...Mid-Major National Player of the Week...three-time TSWA Player of the Week... Three-time OVC Player of the Week...only player in America to average 17.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 2.5 apg and shoot .400 from beyond the arc... finished with 36 points and 20 rebounds vs. Morehead State (2/17/18); was one of only three players in the nation to register a 30-20 game during the season (Marvin Bagley, Duke; Jo Lual-Acuil, Baylor)...posted 31 double figure scoring games and 15 double-doubles... among OVC leaders in nine statistical categories, including fourth in scoring and first in rebounding...started all 30 games as a sophomore in 2016-17…averaged 9.2 points and 6.3 rebounds in 30.1 minutes per game…among OVC leaders in six statistical categories, including eighth in field goal percentage (.533), eighth in three-point field goal percentage (.398), 10th in blocked shots (0.97)...12 double figure scoring games…game-winning basket vs. Lipscomb (11/29/16)...tallied 23 points, four rebounds, three steals vs. Southeast Missouri (1/7/17) a freshman in 2015-16, appeared in 32 games (one start)…averaged 4.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per contest…recorded two double figure scoring games.


2018-19 Male Scholar Athlete of the Year by the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association with his 3.74 GPA...championship golfer in high school, conference and county champion and state qualifier...majored in Accounting…has one sibling, Corey...lists Kevin Durant, James Harden, Phil Mickelson as favorite athletes…four-year letter-winner at Perry Meridian High School for head coach Brent Keck...late bloomer in basketball who developed into one of the top players in the state of Indiana...2015 IBCA/Subway Boys’ Basketball All-State...named to prestigious Indiana North-South All-Star Classic roster…averaged 27.3 points and 10.2 rebounds per game as a senior, led all Indiana players in scoring and rebounding for classification.