NBA draft 2022





  • TyTy No. 10! He killed anybody since we stopped recruiting him? 🙂



  • @approxinfinity

    Cb at 34 so quickly is concerning.



  • @BeddieKU23 agreed



  • @BeddieKU23 If he plays at this level the rest of the year he’s gone… We saw flashes a year ago. He put it together this year it looks like.



  • @Kcmatt7 Gotta agree. If he keeps playing like this he will creep into the first round. Will suck to lose him, but if he does keep playing like this then KU will be a final 4 team. I also have to think Self will be recruiting the portal for s replacement.



  • @Woodrow said in NBA draft 2022:

    @Kcmatt7 Gotta agree. If he keeps playing like this he will creep into the first round. Will suck to lose him, but if he does keep playing like this then KU will be a final 4 team. I also have to think Self will be recruiting the portal for s replacement.

    ESPN is only outlet I’ve seen that has Braun in their 2022 mock. I think it’s likely Braun goes through the process and returns next season. Even if he doesn’t, Self’s not likely hitting the transfer market for a replacement for Braun. MJ Rice, if he comes, and Gradey Dick are the replacements for Braun. A line up without Braun next season could very well be Harris, Pettiford, Rice, Wilson, and Clemence. KU is still going to be really good next season as well with or without Christian Braun.



  • CB still seeming like he would be a late 2nd round pick at best from what I’ve looked at.

    Plenty of time to move up and he’s probably gotten the eye of scouts by now though. KU needs to make sure his NIL stuff is good enough he’s back for next season.



  • @Kcmatt7 said in NBA draft 2022:

    CB still seeming like he would be a late 2nd round pick at best from what I’ve looked at.

    Plenty of time to move up and he’s probably gotten the eye of scouts by now though. KU needs to make sure his NIL stuff is good enough he’s back for next season.

    If he ends up being a late second round projection, I doubt Braun would leave this year. He’d be the man next year with a good chance to make an Ochai type of jump up the draft boards to a late 1st or early 2nd round pick.



  • Braun has a nice NBA skillset. He can shoot with range, rebounds his position, can defend wings adequately (not a great defender, but good enough) and can handle the ball fairly well. He has the length and athleticism to do fine at the next level. If he continues to play at this level, there’s no reason to think he returns to KU because he will be able to play in the NBA next year.



  • @justanotherfan I’ve known all along that he had an NBA skillset, but also think - though he would be drafted - that he’ll return for his senior season.



  • Latest CBS Mock Draft has Ochai #12. Would be a heck of a success story from unheralded recruit to lotto pick



  • @BeddieKU23 he deserves it all. Shot is so pure…works his tail off and has learned to get his head and shoulders by guys (get low) when he drives and explode at the rim. Oh and he has the pull up game if defense slides as he doesn’t get called for charges…and last but not least he is the best off the pick on the wing from a big knocking down the 12-15 footer we’ve had in years. Literally a staple of nba wing play.

    Dudes flat out a stud and is a better human being.

    Glad Self pulled the redshirt when he did lol pretty funny we say coaches don’t look at rankings well we got Ochai here by luck and then after a half a season of practice he literally made it impossible for Bill not to pull the shirt!



  • @kuballin10

    #12 is high and probably a bit unrealistic but still a lot of basketball left to see where he eventually may end up. I think there’s limitations to his game that would keep him in that 10-20 range but perhaps he’s going to hit another level coming up as we get into the heart of the season. Definitely has worked hard to get to that point.



  • Serious question: does marketability factor into NBA draft rank? I think #12 is high for Ochai, but boy is he a well-spoken, intelligent, likeable dude. He could do wonders for the PR of any team he is with and they would be fortunate to have him.



  • @tis4tim

    Marketability is important if you are a star. It doesn’t matter as much for role players. They more or less want those guys to stay out of trouble, which I believe Agbaji would (Braun, too). But you don’t really market non-stars, so unless a guy is a serious behavior issue, that doesn’t factor in as much as skillset.



  • So many factors go into marketability / draftability. Just in the past year you can see how NIL and the transfer portal have made a huge impact. For example, when a good mid-major player decides to transfer it increases his visibility among scouts and the general fan base, especially when it comes to national media spotlight.

    Ochai may be a good dude, and I’m happy to see him that high in the mock draft. Character issues, sadly, don’t seem to matter much when it comes to NBA scouting. The better the player, the more a team is willing to overlook any character flaws.



  • @BeddieKU23 yeah I agree not sure where he should go spot wise (don’t care just get that money) just happy for him.

    In the nba he’s your typical athletic 3 and D guy. Needs to work on his quickness still laterally and get better defensively but the tools are there. His stroke is so pure he should be a great off the bench guy who knocks down threes and gets that second contract.



  • @tis4tim no doubt, high character young man.


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