Anthony Bennett made history in 2013 when he became the first Canadian to ever be selected first overall in the NBA Draft. After playing one season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he was involved in a three-team trade that sent him to the Minnesota Timberwolves in August 2014, alongside fellow Canadian number one draft pick Andrew Wiggins. Bennett had played one season at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, averaging 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds in just 27.1 minutes per game. He was named Mountain West Freshman of the Year. Bennett won a pair of bronze medals with Team Canada at the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 and 2010 FIBA Americas U17 Championships.
Family: Mother Edith Bennett ran track and field and played netball in Jamaica… She raised her family as a single mother, working two jobs as a nurse at a hospital and mental health facility… Older sister Danielle and older brother Sheldon… Outside Interests: Attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2012-13 before declaring for the NBA Draft… Odds and Ends: Nickname: A Beast…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
PAG: 2015 – SILVER
FIBA Americas (U17): 2010 – BRONZE
FIBA Americas (U16): 2009 – BRONZE