Cavs draft Okoro with 5th pick in NBA Draft

Auburn swingman averaged 12.9 PPG, good defender

Cavs draft Okoro with 5th pick in NBA Draft
Auburn forward Isaac Okoro (23) dunks for two points against Alabama during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett) (Source: Julie Bennett)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Isaac Okoro was who the Cavaliers settled on for their first round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. The 19-year old Auburn Guard/Forward stands 6′6″ and is known as somebody who can get to the basket and also a very willing defender. Some feel he was the best defender in the draft, somebody that can guard all five positions.

The missing component from his game is a jump shot, but the Cavaliers will try to grow that part of his game.

The Cavs are a guard-heavy team with Collin Sexton, Darius Garland and Kevin Porter, Jr. Okoro figures to compete for minutes at small forward, but would also give them some size at the shooting guard position should they need him to.

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