INDEPENDENCE (92.3 The Fan) – Joe Harris gets to remain a Cavalier.
He’ll just have to trade in his Virginia Cavaliers duds for a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform after the guard was selected in the second round – No. 33 overall – of the 2014 NBA Draft.
“He’s a helluva pin-down shooter,” general manager David Griffin said. “He’s a tough kid. He’s someone we have very high hopes for.”
Cleveland also completed a trade with the Charlotte Hornets acquiring Stanford forward Dwight Powell, selected 45th overall, and veteran Brendan Haywood for Alonzo Gee.
The Cavaliers have yet to confirm the deal with the Hornets because it is pending league approval.
Haywood, who enters his 15th year in the NBA, is slated to make $2 million this coming season.
Harris averaged double digits in each of his 4 years with the Cavaliers and ranks first all-time in school history with 135 games played and second all-time in school history with 263 3-pointers made.
He was selected to the second team all-ACC as a senior and first team all-ACC as a junior.
As a junior he led the team in scoring with 16.3 points per game. As a sophomore he averaged 11.3 points per game and 12.0 per game as a senior which was second best on the team.
The Cavaliers selected Kansas swingman Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 overall selection earlier Thursday night.
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