In a surprise move, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected UNLV’s Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Bennett, a native of Toronto, is the first Canadian player ever taken No. 1 in the NBA draft.
The 6-foot-7 Bennett, who played one season for the Running Rebels, has been sidelined for the past six weeks after having surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder. He recently removed the protective sling and began lifting weights but won’t be able to start participating in basketball-related activities until the first week of August.
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