Video Highlights Of Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers' Pick At No. 4 In 2011 NBA Draft

After weeks of speculation about what the Cleveland Cavaliers would do with the No. 1 and No. 4 picks in the 2011 NBA Draft, we finally got our answer Thursday night. With the No. 1 pick, Cleveland selected Kyrie Irving, the multi-talented freshman point guard out of Duke who missed most of his lone season in college with an injury. Still, nobody was too surprised to see the Cavs take Irving with the top pick.

At No. 4 however, the Cavaliers surprised some folks when they drafted another one-and-done player, PF Tristan Thompson out of the University of Texas. Thompson was expected to be a top to fifteen pick, but not too many mocks had him going in the top five.

Cleveland did need a big man in this year's draft, so I suppose it's not too shocking that they went this route. Even though there's only one year of college tape to analyze, Thompson certainly flashed his athleticism and intriguing upside during his brief stint in Austin. Take a look for yourself by watching these video highlights.

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