Friday, June 26, 2015

Cavaliers draft Sir'Dominic Pointer of St. John's in second round

St. John's versatile forward Sir'Dominic Pointer made it into the second round of the NBA Draft Thursday night when the Cleveland Cavaliers selected him with the 53rd overall pick.

The defensive specialist and fierce competitor was selected with the Cavs' final pick. He's a 6-6 prospect who averaged 13.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.9 steals in 33 games during his senior season. 

The 23-year-old Pointer was the Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year and ranks third in the school's history in blocks (172) and fifth in steals (200).

He's still a long shot to make the team.

The athletic Pointer has very little range on his jump shot, so he's counting on his defense to carve out a spot in the league.

Pointer was only the second Big East player taken in the entire draft along with Villanova's Darrun Hilliard, who went No. 38 overall to Detroit.

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