5 Pac-12 Basketball Players Improving Their Draft Stock

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In the upcoming 2022 NBA draft, several Pac-12 basketball players have a high chance of being drafted. But which players improved their respective actions the most?

Here are five specific players who caught the attention of NBA scouts.

Christian Koloko, 7-foot-1 junior, center/power forward, Arizona Wildcats

The 7-foot-1 tall man Christian Koloko seems to be finding his stride at just the right time for Arizona basketball. Koloko really solidified his presence as a rebounder and rim protector that has the Wildcats 10-1 and atop the conference standings.

The mobile big man is producing 12.4 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 3.1 bpg and 1.3 apg, all career highs for him in 2021-22. He leads all Pac-12 basketball players in blocks per game, defensive rating (81.3), and ranks second in total offensive rebounds (58). He became quite the anchor in Arizona basketball’s frontcourt in the process.

Koloko has taken the NCAA basketball world by storm this season and set an impressive stat line against the already returning Michigan Wolverines on Nov. 21 with 22 points, seven rebounds and four blocks on 8-of-13 shooting since field.

He is a tall man who knows how to use his size to take up space and make his presence felt inside. He has already racked up seven double-doubles this season and has recorded at least one block in every game he has appeared in this year. Top tier teams should definitely take notice as the NBA Draft nears.

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