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Carrick Felix Selected 33rd Overall By Cleveland Cavaliers

Carrick Felix became the first Sun Devil basketball player drafted since 2009 when he was picked in the second round by the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday.


Former Arizona State wing Carrick Felix was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft Thursday. Felix went with the third pick in the second round, No. 33 overall.

Felix averaged 10.2 PPG and 4.8 RPG during his career at Arizona State. Felix improved both his scoring and rebounding numbers every season since he landed in Tempe.

He progressed from 4.6 PPG and 1.6 RPG in his first season to 14.6 PPG and 8.1 RPG in his senior season. This past season, he led the Pac-12 with 13 double-doubles and was on the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team.

The Goodyear, Arizona, native also excels off the court, as Felix earned first team Pac-12 All-Academic honors this past season. Felix graduated from ASU with a bachelors in Communications in 2012 and a masters in Liberal Studies in 2013.

Felix figures to be a role player coming off the bench in Cleveland. The Cavaliers boast Dion Waiters as their starting shooting guard and the team drafted Russian guard Sergey Karasev with the 19th overall pick earlier in the night.

The Cavaliers boast one of the best young rosters in the league, with Kyrie Irving, Waiters, Tristan Thompson and Anthony Bennett, who they took with the first overall pick in this year's draft.

Second round draft picks are not guaranteed and Felix will have to prove that he deserves to make the team. However, with Cleveland picking him so high in the second, it does seem like they plan to make some room for him.