ASU Basketball: Felix Signs With Cavaliers


Felix, who was drafted by the Cavaliers in the second round of the NBA draft in June, was a driving force for the Sun Devils in his senior season. He led the team in steals in 2012 with 50 and in rebounds with 285. Felix was second on the team in points with 511, second only to freshman sensation Jahii Carson’s 647, and he was also among the team’s best in field goal percentage (.500) and three-point shot percentage (.374) during his final year in Tempe.

The Sun Devils missed out on the NCAA tournament in their 2012 campaign and fell in the second round of the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) to the eventual NIT champions, the Baylor Bears.

Felix’s ability on the defensive end of the floor has opened some eyes; his 5.4 rebound per game average in the NBA’s summer league impressed the coaching staff in Cleveland enough to sign the 33rd overall pick to a four-year contract. That contract could reportedly be worth as much as $3.3 million if he were to stick around with the team.

Felix joins James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Jeff Pendergraph of the San Antonio Spurs as former Sun Devil basketball players currently under contract in the NBA.