The Cleveland Cavaliers worked out Festus Ezeli, a center from Vanderbilt, on Monday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Ezeli is 6-11 and he is the Commodores' all-time leader in blocked shots.
Even after four years in school, the 22-year-old is still fairly raw. He had never picked up a basketball when he arrived in Sacramento from Nigeria at age 14 and had never played organized basketball before committing to Vanderbilt. He was cut from his high school team, via Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal.
"Just imagine a 5-year-old in a 20-year-old's body," Ezeli said. "I had no coordination. I couldn't even walk and chew gum at the same time back then."
Ezeli had a breakout year last season, averaging 10.1 points and two blocks in 23.2 minutes per game. He is projected to be a late first/early second round pick. The Cavs could target him with picks at No. 24, 33 and 34.