NBA Draft 2013: Does Anthony Bennett Deserve To Be First Overall Pick?

Does Anthony Bennett deserve to be the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft? That’s what some Twitter users were wondering Thursday night after he became the first Candian to be a No. 1 pick. Surprisingly, Nerlens Noel wasn’t even in the top five, ESPN reported.

The Cleveland Cavaliers chose the 20-year-old Bennett, who was just as stunned as some of the Twitter users. "I'm just as surprised as anyone else," the news site quoted Bennett as saying.

"Bennett is a big-time scoring prospect, but doesn't exactly have the cachet of someone you'd expect taken with the top pick," NBA writer Zach Harper told CBSSports.com. "Bennett has a really good face-up game with range out to the 3-point line."

The draft started out with the Cavs passing on centers Noel and Alex Len, who wound up going to Phoenix, ESPN.com wrote. But the Cavs weren’t the only ones who passed on the suspected top picks; Orlando chose Victor Oladipo, who was a No. 2 pick, and Washington grabbed Otto Porter Jr. as a third pick.

Twitter had mixed reviews about Bennett being a No. 1 overall pick, but the social media site that's notorious for giving space to bullying showcased a surprising abundance of congratulatory messages: 

Bennett took to his own Twitter account Thursday night to share a few thoughts of his own:

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