After a breakout senior season and an opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament, former St. John's forward Sir'Dominic Pointer was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round (53rd overall) Thursday.
Pointer, who wasn't a member of the All-Big East First Team, averaged 13.7 points per game, 7.7 rebounds and was named co-Defensive Player of the Year in the conference in his final college season.
The Detroit native is lethal in transition, has a high basketball IQ, works extremely hard, has a chip on his shoulder and is excellent on the defensive end of the floor. Pointer also has elite athleticism, but must continue to work on his outside jump shot. (We previewed his strengths and weaknesses)
He impressed multiple teams and created a buzz during 17 pre-draft workouts, which was a strong indication that he had an opportunity being selected late in the second round. It certainly paid off as Pointer will play Summer League with the Cavs, with an opportunity to make the roster and play alongside the best player in the world, LeBron James.
Phil Greene and D'Angelo Harrison were not selected on Thursday night, but there will be teams calling within the next couple of days for Summer League invites.