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ASU Basketball: Lu Dort and Zylan Cheatham go undrafted

A bit of a shocker

St. John’s v Arizona State Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

After 60 picks on Thursday night, neither Luguentz Dort or Zylan Cheatham were selected.

Dort, a Pac-12 Second Team Selection, a member of the Pac-12 All-Defense Team, and the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, was a bit more of a surprise.

In his one year in Tempe, Dort made an immediate impact by leading the Sun Devils in scoring, averaging just over 16 points per game with 4.5 rebounds and 45 steals. Dort recorded nine games where he scored 20 points or more, and the 6-foot-4, 215-pound guard made his presence felt early on in the 2018-19 campaign.

Now Cheatham figured to be a possibility in the late second round. In his lone season in Tempe after transferring from San Diego State, he led the team 351 rebounds, while adding an average of 12.1 points and 3.2 assists per game. His versatility showed throughout the season, but especially in the win over Texas State when he recored the second triple-double in school history.

His length and ability to rebound is probably his best strength on the floor. His leadership and character adds even more to the person and player he is.

The two will now look to join a team as free agents.

Update after the draft

Cheatham has signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Dort has signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder.