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Raptors draft Christian Koloko 33rd overall

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Christian Koloko is the latest member of the Toronto Raptors.

Toronto took the seven-foot-one centre thirty third total in Thursday evening’s NBA Draft. The Raptors had just one choose this yr.

Koloko, from Douala, Cameroon, averaged 12.6 factors, 7.3 rebounds, and a pair of.8 blocks per sport for the College of Arizona final season.

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He was the 2021-22 Pac-12 Defensive Participant of the Yr, Most Improved Participant, and All-Pac-12 First Group alternative.

Toronto acquired the choose on Feb. 10 in a commerce with the San Antonio Spurs.

Drew Eubanks, Thaddeus Younger, and a 2022 second-round draft choose, initially belonging to the Detroit Pistons, have been despatched to Toronto in change for Goran Dragic and a protected 2022 first-round draft choose.

Scottie Barnes was chosen fourth total by the Raptors in final yr’s draft, with Dalano Banton (forty sixth) and David Johnson (forty seventh) going to Toronto within the second spherical.

Barnes averaged 15.3 factors, 7.5 rebounds, and three.5 assists per sport, turning into the third participant in Raptors historical past to win NBA Rookie of the Yr.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed June 23, 2022.

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