Mar 14, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Georgia Bulldogs guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) keeps the ball away from LSU Tigers guard Andre Stringer (10) during the second round of the SEC tournament at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft 2013: Detroit Pistons Select Kentavious Caldwell-Pope


The Detroit Pistons came into the 2013 NBA draft looking for talent at essentially any position and came away looking pretty with the selection of Georgia scoring-specialist Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Brandon Knight and Kyle Singler are two intriguing names for the Pistons moving forward, but more talent overall was needed. Caldwell-Pope adds some serious scoring potential on the roster and makes the offense that much more lethal.

Here’s NBA.com’s thoughts on Caldwell-Pope:

Caldwell-Pope was the first Georgia player since Dominique Wilkins in 1981 to sweep the two major player-of-the-year awards in the Southeastern Conference (league coaches, Associated Press). He ranked among SEC leaders in nine of 13 categories while leading the Bulldogs in scoring in 29 of 32 games and in rebounding 16 times.

The Pistons have been searching for a scoring answer at the position since the departure of Rip Hamilton. Many are surprised the name called wasn’t Trey Burke, but Caldwell-Pope is a nice consolation prize and building block.

 

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