Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 6/26/12

In a recent player-based NBA Draft special for ESPN the Magazine, Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard dons his General Manger hat (flat-brimmed, slightly crooked) and selects UConn center Andre Drummond as the newest player to join the Wine and Gold.

“He’s a young, athletic 7-footer with great potential,” says Cavs guard Gibson about Drummond, who ranked in the top-30 in both offensive rebound and block percentage. “And, as they say, you just can’t teach height.”

Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Harrison Barnes are selected first through third, respectively. Bradley Beal fell to 19th-overall, scooped up by Orlando’s JJ Redick. Gibson selected Iowa forward Royce White with the 24th-overall selection.

[Related: 2012 NBA Draft: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Harrison Barnes and Growing Debates]

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