Cavaliers Sign 2020 NBA Draft Pick Isaac Okoro

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed their 2020 NBA Draft pick, guard/forward Isaac Okoro (oh-CORE-oh), General Manager Koby Altman announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts.

Okoro (6-6, 225) was selected by the Cavaliers with the fifth overall pick in Wednesday’s draft. In his lone collegiate season at Auburn in 2019-20, Okoro played in 28 games (all starts), averaging 12.8 points on .514 shooting, 4.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 31.5 minutes per game. He was named to the 2019-20 All-SEC Second Team, All-Freshman Team and All-Defensive Team, becoming just the sixth player in SEC history to be named to an All-Conference Team, All-Defensive Team and All-Freshman Team in the same season, joining Kentucky’s Anthony Davis (2011-12), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (2011-12) and Nerlens Noel (2012-13), LSU’s Jordan Mickey (2013-14) and Texas A&M’s Robert Williams (2016-17). Okoro is Auburn’s highest draft pick since Chris Morris was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 1988 NBA Draft.

No. 35 – Cleveland Cavaliers
Position Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born January 26, 2001 (age 19)
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school McEachern
(Powder Springs, Georgia)
College Auburn (2019–2020)
NBA draft 2020 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career 2020–present
Career history
2020–present Cleveland Cavaliers
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2020)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2020)
  • SEC All-Defensive Team (2020)
  • Nike Hoop Summit (2019)

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