Oakland Golden Grizzlies guard Kay Felder decided to forego his senior season and declare for the NBA Draft.
The nation’s leading assist man at 9.5 APG earned Horizon League Player of the Years honors while averaging 24.4 points per game and knocking down nearly 85 percent of his free-throw attempts, which was good for 3rd in the conference.
He certainly has done nothing but help his draft stock in the days leading up to Thursday with a combination of his already-proven skill set and his workouts at the Scouting Combine. All of that came to fruition for the 5-foot-9 Felder on Thursday when he heard his name called by NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum.
Cleveland is drafting Oakland guard Kay Felder with the No. 54 pick, buying it from Hawks, sources tell The Vertical. Explosive PG.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2016
Felder becomes the second OU player to be drafted, joining Keith Benson, and will try to become the third to play in the NBA. (R. Marshall).
— Dave Hogg ✨ (@stareagle) June 24, 2016
The Cavaliers, who just won the 2015-16 NBA title this past Sunday in dramatic and comeback fashion, are getting a super athletic and flashy albeit undersized point guard to compliment All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving.