The Raptors passed on Aldridge with the No. 1 pick, instead taking Italian power forward Andrea Bargnani, but ended up taking a Longhorn in this draft, using their second round pick on Tucker (35th pick overall). Gibson didn't have to wait much longer to hear his named called as well. He was taken with the 42nd overall pick, held by the Cavaliers, and will join LeBron James and a Cleveland team that fell one game short of the conference finals last season.
This past season for the Longhorns, Tucker lead the team in both scoring (16.1 per game) and rebounds (9.5) and was the Big XII player of the year. Tucker also earned second team All-American honors from the AP and U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
One of 16 finalists for this year's Bob Cousy Award as the nation's top point guard, Gibson was Third Team All-Big 12 and ranked third on the team in scoring (13.4 per game) and set a school record for most three-point field goals made in a season (101).