Cavaliers Pick Dajuan Wagner In First Round

NEW YORK (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Memphis freshman Dajuan Wagner as their first pick in the 2002 NBA Draft.

Wagner, the sixth overall selection, stands 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. He's a guard who broke the school's single-season scoring record with 762 points in his only season at Memphis.

He averaged 21.2 points and 3.6 assists per game with the Tigers.

He was the Naismith Player of the Year, averaging 42.5 points per game in his senior season at Camden High School in New Jersey.

Wagner said that he is looking forward to having point guard Andre Miller as a teammate, though Miller's name is still being talked about in trade rumors.

Dejuan's father, Milt Wagner, a former NBA player, said that his son will be bringing a winning attitude to the Cavaliers. Milt, an assistant at Memphis last season, said that Dajuan was the Tigers' best clutch player and hopes to be the same for Cleveland.

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