NBA Draft 2011: Is Kyrie Irving or Derrick Williams Better for the Cavaliers?

April 11th, 2011 by Greg Swartz Leave a reply »
Thought to be the two most electrifying players in college basketball not named Kemba or Jimmer, Arizona's Derrick Williams and Duke's Kyrie Irving are almost a lock to be the first two names called in the 2011 NBA Draft.

This will of course depend on the draft lottery and which teams end up where in the draft order, but for the sake of argument let's say that the 17-win Cleveland Cavaliers came away with the first selection.

Who would they take?

Williams led Arizona to a spot in the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament, including a win over Irving's Blue Devils.

Irving played in only 11 games due to a toe injury, but the freshman resembled a fourth-year senior with his poise and body control.

Which would be a better prospect for the Cavaliers to build a franchise around?

Let's take a look.

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