Why Cavs Used Top Pick on Bennett

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Anthony Bennett only got serious about playing basketball six or seven years ago.


He really wasn't that interested, and then things changed.


"I just started growing," Bennett said. "And everyone said, 'You should probably play basketball.' So I said, 'All right. I'll give it a shot.' Look where it got me now."


Bennett was officially introduced Friday by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who shocked the NBA draft by selecting the UNLV power forward with the No. 1 overall pick on Thursday night.


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