INDEPENDENCE, Ohio– The Cleveland Cavaliers introduced their two selections from the 2019 NBA Draft during a news conference on Friday.
The Cavs picked guard Darius Garland with the fifth overall pick and guard/forward Dylan Windler with the 26th overall pick.
New head coach John Beilein said Garland and Colin Sexton will play beautifully together. He said the pair will make him appear to be a better coach.
“It truly is a two-guard front,” Beilein said. “It allows the guards to have so much more freedom.”
Garland played in five games during his one year at Vanderbilt University. He averaged 16.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists before he suffered a season-ending knee injury.
“It was really challenging for me, it was the first time I’d been away from the game I really love,” Garland said of sitting out most of the season.
Windler, who is 6 foot 8, spent four years playing for Belmont University, averaging 13.2 points on .541 shooting.