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Cavs take Bennett with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

UNLV freshman Anthony Bennett dunks over Air Force's Mike Fitzgerald and Marek Olesinski during the first round game of the Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada Wednesday March 13, 2013.

Cavs take Bennett with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jun 27, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have selected UNLV freshman Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 pick, a surprising start to the NBA draft.

The Cavaliers passed on big men Nerlens Noel and Alex Len in favor of the forward who has starred for Canada's junior national teams and was the Mountain West Conference player of the year.

There was drama right until the end Thursday, either because the Cavs were unsure who they wanted or were trying to trade the pick.
 

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.