Gonzaga Bulldogs big man Chet Holmgren has declared for the 2022 NBA Draft and will forgo his remaining college eligibility. His final college game will be a loss in the Sweet 16 of the 2022 NCAA Tournament to the Arkansas Razorbacks. Holmgren has long been the top contender to go number one overall in the 2022 NBA Draft, but he is for sure a lock for the top three. His size and versatility have now been showcased in college basketball and he is headed to showcase it in the NBA.
— ESPN (@espn) April 21, 2022
As a freshman with the Gonzaga Bulldogs, Chet Holmgren averaged 14.1 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and a stellar 3.7 blocks per game. His rebounds per game and blocks per game led the Bulldogs this season while his points per game finished second on the team this season. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 60.7 percent and a three-point percentage of 39 percent. This season was a perfect example of why the 7’0″ prospect is so highly regarded heading into the 2022 NBA Draft.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 21, 2022
The competition to be the number one overall pick is stiff in the 2022 NBA Draft. Chet Holmgren will have to prove he is more valuable to a team than Paolo Banchero and Jabari Smith. Regardless the farthest he should slip is the third overall pick. Many view Holmgren as a generational talent that will impact the NBA immediately when he sets foot on the court. His size paired with his defense and ability to shoot make him a tantalizing prospect. The team that drafts him will expect big things.