A look at every Kansas basketball player to play in the NBA

A look at every Kansas basketball player to play in the NBA

The NBA draft is here, and a few former Jayhawks can add their names to a long list of former Kansas basketball players to play in the league.

Ochai Agbaji and Christian Brown are expected to be selected in the first round of Thursday’s draft. Draft experts view Agbaji as a late pick in the lottery (picks 10-15), while many view Braun as a first-class late pick. Fellow Jayhawk David McCormack announced the draft but analysts don’t think he will be selected.

If these three make it onto the court this season, they will be the 82nd, 83rd and 84th basketball players in Kansas who play in the NBA.

Here’s a look at every former Jayhawk who played in the NBA, ranked by his first season in the league.

KU basketball players are currently in the NBA

Sixteen former Jayhawks players appeared in at least one NBA game last season. Among these players, Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins have had the greatest impact.

Joel Embiid scored the highest level in the match with 33 points for the Sixers.

Embiid was a contender for the MVP having averaged 30.6 points, 11.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.1 steals per game. He played in the best 68 games and led the Philadelphia 76ers to the second round of the playoffs.

Meanwhile, Wiggins has found his rhythm on the bigger stage, winning the 2022 NBA Finals with the Golden State Warriors. Wiggins made his first NBA All-Star team and averaged 17.2 points and 4.5 rebounds.

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