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Cavs sign undrafted former 5-star talent in Billy Preston

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly added another much-needed piece to their roster in former 5-star prospect Billy Preston. According to sources, the Cavs have agreed to terms with the 20-year-old Redondo Beach, California native after Preston was not selected in the recently-concluded NBA Draft.

The 6-foot-10 power forward was once one of the most highly-touted talents for the 2018 Draft, after garnering McDonald’s All-American honors during his time at secondary school Oak Wood Academy in Mouth of Wilson Virginia.

Preston was eventually recruited by the University of Kansas, but was never able to suit up for the Jayhawks. An on-campus vehicular accident, which thankfully did not involve any injuries, forced the university’s administration office to suspend him from playing for the Jayhaws while the investigation on his case was ongoing.

After a couple of months on the sidelines, Preston decided to part ways with Kansas. He opted to try his luck abroad, playing professionally with KK Igokea of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

For Cleveland, Preston is only their second off-season acquisition after drafting point guard Collin Sexton of Alabama eighth overall in Thursday night’s draft. Many consider the 6-foot-2 playmaker as a safe pick for the Cavs, who are doing everything they can to retain the services of LeBron James.

With the addition of Preston and Sexton, the Cavs have two young prospects that have undeniably high ceilings. However, the front office will need to do much more than adding potential, yet unproven talents to their squad if they have any intention to convince James to remain with the wine and gold.

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