Pointer, 23, is a 6'5" small forward with a 6'8" wingspan. Regarded as one of the better defender in the Big East last year, Pointer's value in the NBA figures to come onto the defensive end of the floor. In his last season with the Red Storm, Pointer was the co-Big East Defensive Player of the Year and averaged 1.9 steals and 2.4 blocks per game.
Offensively, Pointer is a project. He only averaged double-digit points once in his college career and was an inconsistent shooter throughout this career. Last season, by far his best overall college season, Pointer averaged 13.9 points per game while shooting 52.8 percent from the field. He also averaged 7.7 rebounds per game.
One things Pointer is not is a deep threat. Last year, he took less than one three per game and finished the year shooting eight percent from behind the arc.
Earlier in the evening, the Cavs selected Rakeem Christmas - who was the co-defensive Player of the Year in the ACC - and international prospect Cedi Osman after trading the rights to Tyus Jones to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Cavs took Jones with at No. 24 overall before trading him to the Wolves.