The National's Peter Mansbridge interviews Canadian power forward Anthony Bennett, who was picked first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2013 NBA draft.

Mansbridge gives us a glimpse of the challenges Bennett faced as a Toronto youth and how the 20-year-old strives to be a role model for his generation, despite considering himself a "shy guy."

Bennett meets with his Team Canada basketball teammates this week as they shoot for a berth at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.