On Thursday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected promising young talent Collin Sexton as the No. 8 pick in the NBA Draft. That immediately brought up the quick questions about LeBron James' future, as well as how the new rookie would fit into the team's roster. On Friday, the team officially introduced their rookie at a press conference which also featured head coach Tyronn Lue. He also received his Cavaliers jersey which shares a former star player's number.

Coach Lue praises new rookie

Collin Sexton, a rookie from the University of Alabama, will wear the No.

2 for the Cleveland Cavaliers as he was presented with the new jersey at the press conference. Interestingly enough, that was the exact same number a previous rookie wore for the team: Kyrie Irving. It seems the Cavs are hoping that Sexton will become a future All-Star just like Irving did, but it's still early. However, Cleveland seemed to get the guy they wanted, and one they feel will entice LeBron James to continue with the team.

Friday's event to introduce Sexton also featured Cavs GM Koby Altman and Tyronn Lue seated on opposite sides of the rookie.

According to WKYC 3's live report, Altman mentioned that "winning championships is still our goal" and that the team wants to continue competing at the highest level. He added that he feels that Collin "embodies that" and will help them continue to win.

Coach Lue also offered praise for the Cavs' latest pick. During his comments, the head coach said Collin "exemplifies hard work and dedication." Lue added that two years ago, Sexton wasn't on the radar really and then emerged as one of the top prospects for the draft.

Collin "Young Bull" Sexton also spoke during the event. He was asked how much he watched the Cleveland Cavaliers last season and he said he watched a lot of games. Sexton mentioned that he wanted to be in Cleveland because it gives him the opportunity to learn from all the veterans on the team. He's probably hoping that that includes a certain superstar.

Sexton heading to Cleveland

On Thursday night, Collin Sexton wore the perfect color suit to match the wine and gold ballcap he was presented with. After he was selected at No. 8 overall, Collin was interviewed on ESPN. The popular topic about keeping LeBron James in Cleveland was brought up. Sexton did his best quick pitch to James to stay on the roster for when he arrives to begin playing with the team this coming year. It's still unknown if LeBron is staying or going at this point as his potential free agency looms.

The former University of Alabama guard averaged 19.2 points, 3.6 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per game. He also was hitting field goals at a 44.7 percent rate and three-point shots at 33.6 percent.

Having Sexton on the team along with other pieces of the puzzle seems like it could go a long way toward the Cavs' future. As far as LeBron James remaining part of that future, that remains to be seen. Nonetheless, Cleveland's GM and head coach are looking forward to what the newest star rookie can bring to the team.