Raptors pull off NBA draft shocker, selecting Bruno Caboclo

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri talks about the coming NBA draft during a media availabilty. Toronto will...

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri talks about the coming NBA draft during a media availabilty. Toronto will pick 20th in the first round on Thursday night. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/QMI Agency)

Mike Ganter, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:36 AM ET

Say this about Masai Ujiri. He does not play it safe.

With Brampton’s Tyler Ennis going two picks before the Toronto pick at No. 20, the Raptors general manager turned the NBA draft on its ear selecting Brazilian small forward Bruno Caboclo, a 6-foot-9, 205-pounder who it’s safe to say did not make any of the mock drafts you may have perused these past couple of months.

Plan A, according to head coach Dwane Casey was to take Ennis at 20 and then get Caboclo with the 37th overall pick.

But with Ennis gone and word out that other teams were considering Caboclo, the decision was made to go directly with the Brazilian at 20.


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