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UNLV's Anthony Bennett Will Reportedly Enter the 2013 NBA Draft

Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IINovember 20, 2016

UNLV star freshman Anthony Bennett will reportedly enter the 2013 NBA draft this coming June, according to reports from CBS Sports' Jeff Goodman.

Goodman added that, according to his sources, the Canadian forward will make an official announcement about his decision later in the week.

Bennett only played one game at the ongoing 2013 NCAA tournament, with his Rebels losing to No. 12 seed California 64-61 in the round of 64. The star forward picked up 15 points, 11 rebounds and two steals on the night, but was unable to guide his team to victory in the round of 64.

His decision to move over to the NBA has profound impacts on the league, with the 6'8'' forward likely to be taken inside the top 10, or even top five.

ESPN has him going at No. 4 overall to the Charlotte Bobcats, whilst Draft Express and NBA Draft.net have him going to the New Orleans Hornets at No. 5 and Cleveland Cavaliers at No. 7, respectively.

Bennett averaged a phenomenal 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds during the regular season, while shooting 53 percent from the field. His ability to dominate inside will be a key trait that many NBA teams will look at with great interest.

The 2013 NBA draft will take place on June 27.

 

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