Former No. 1 Overall Draft Bust Signs In Far East

He's a former No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft, but he's never had any sort of impact whatsoever in the league. Ten years later after the 2013 Draft, it's safe to call Anthony Bennett a bust. 

Now at the age of 30, Bennett has agreed to a contract with the Goyang Sono Skygunners in Korea. 

Perhaps the 6'8" power forward has found his niche in the Far East, as last season in Taiwan with the Hsinchu JKO Lioneers, he averaged 22.6 points and 12.2 rebounds. 

Bennett has also spent some time playing in Turkey and Israel since being exiled from any chance at an NBA job. 

After being selected with the No. 1 overall pick in 2013 by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Bennett averaged just 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds for the Cavs in his rookie season, in 12 minutes per game. He was sent to the Minnesota Timberwolves from there, where his numbers weren't much better in 2014-15, then spent 19 games with his hometown Toronto Raptors the following season where he played just four minutes per contest, and finally wrapped up his NBA run with the Brooklyn Nets in 2016-17, averaging 5.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in 11.5 minutes in 23 games. 

He played in the G League after that for a couple of years, last appearing there in 2019. In 68 career G League games, he fared a bit better, averaging 13.2 and 5.6 boards in 24 minutes per contest. But nothing that warranted another look from an NBA club. 

He'll now try to dominate in South Korea as he did last year in Taiwan. 

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