Top 10 Best First Round Picks By The Cavaliers
The Cleveland Cavaliers have had an interesting draft history as they have been fortunate enough to be granted with the chance to select first overall six times. Like everyone else, the first round of the draft has been filled with hits and misses. The Cavaliers have been haunted with picks such as Anthony Bennett, Vitaly Potapenko (selected before Kobe Bryant), and Luke Jackson but they’ve also taken pride in selecting solid first rounders. On that note, we will count down the ten best first round picks in Cavalier history, no matter which team they eventually flourished. But first let us give a nod to players who could have made the list such as Jamal Crawford, Andre Miller, Charles Oakley, and Campy Russell.
10 – Mike Mitchell 1978 15th Overall Pick
One of Auburn University’s all-time greats, the late Mike Mitchell was selected 15th overall in 1978. Mitchell definitely knew how to put the ball in the hoop as he owns the Cavalier record for most field goals made in a game (20) and half (14). He played 4 seasons in Cleveland, averaging 19.3 points per game before being traded to San Antonio where he scored 20.1 points per game as a Spur.
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