Well, it wasn’t Bronny James, who actually didn’t get selected in the first round like some originally thought. With the 20th pick in the first round, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected small forward Jaylon Tyson out of California.

Via Cle Dot Com: “Tyson played for Texas and Texas Tech — where he had originally committed before flipping to Texas — before heading out west for his junior season where he averaged 19.6 points per game, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.2 steals. He was a first-team All-Pac 12 pick with California. Over his final two seasons, where he played in all 62 games, he shot 47.4% from the field and 38.1% from beyond the arc.

Those are certainly very good numbers and make this a worthwhile first-round pick. Tyson is just 21 years old and is 6-foot-6, 218 pounds. His size, strength and length will allow him to fit in as a small forward for the Cavs. He has a way of creating his own shot and he can certainly defend at a top-notch level.

Via Fox 8: “Tyson was named the 2023-24 All-PAC-12 First-Team and among the top 10 finalists for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award.

It’ll be exciting to see how this selection fits in with this roster here in Cleveland coming up as of now. I wonder if he’ll be called IRON JAYLON – that would be cool.

As of now, the Cavs do not have any selections in the second round but that could always chance with a trade of some type in the coming hours.


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