Cavaliers draft Darius Garland with 5th overall pick

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Garland played just 5 games with the Commodores due to a knee injury, but averaged over 16 points per game

Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland plays against Alcorn State in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The Cleveland Cavaliers select Vanderbilt freshman Darius Garland with 5th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft Thursday night.

Garland played just 5 games with the Commodores due to a knee injury, but averaged over 16 points per game.

This is the 2nd second consecutive year the Cavs have taken a point guard with their 1st round pick. In 2018, they selected Collin Sexton with the 8th overall pick.

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