After eighteen years of dreaming of playing in the NBA, Kay Felder can finally live it. The former Oakland University point guard was picked up for $2.4 million by the NBA champs Cleveland Cavaliers on early Friday morning, according to DraftExpress.
The Cavs purchased the #54 pick (Kay Felder) in the draft for 2.4 million. Hefty price so late. Shows you how much teams value these picks.
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 24, 2016
His No. 54 overall pick was actually the Atlanta Hawks’, but reports filtered out that the Cavs had bought the slot to get the 5’9” offensive powerhouse.
In his draft party in Downtown Detroit, a decked-out Kay Felder drowned in cheers and screams when his name was called.
[email protected] finding out he’s been drafted by #Hawks (rights going to #Cavs) #NBADraft2016 @GoldenGrizzlies pic.twitter.com/14QgESlVal
— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) June 24, 2016
Prior to the Draft, he was ranked 56 on DraftExpress’s top 100 prospects.