There's no shortage of young talent in the 2022 NBA Draft, and that includes top Arizona Wildcats prospect Bennedict Mathurin.
Mathurin figures to be a first-round pick on draft night, but the real question is whether he makes his way into the top-10 or not.
Here's everything you need to know about Mathurin ahead of the 2022 NBA Draft.
Bennedict Mathurin Mock Draft 2022
Yahoo! Sports predictions are from Raphielle Johnson's latest mock draft. CBS Sports' predictions are from Kyle Boone's latest mock draft. Bleacher Report's projections are from Jonathan Wasserman's latest mock draft.
Yahoo! Sports: Indiana Pacers (No. 6)
CBS Sports: San Antonio Spurs (No. 9)
Bleacher Report: Indiana Pacers (No. 6)
Bennedict Mathurin NBA Draft Stock & Projection
- Indiana Pacers (No. 6) - 2
- San Antonio Spurs (No. 9) - 1
All three highlighted drafts project Mathurin as a top-10 pick. The two projections for a pick by the Indiana Pacers make a lot of sense, as Malcolm Brogdon is set to be an unrestricted free agent following the 2022-23 season, and Mathurin would join Tyrese Haliburton to give the Pacers an exciting young backcourt duo.
Bennedict Mathurin NBA Draft Odds
The NBA Draft odds on FanDuel Sportsbook paint an exciting picture for Mathurin's draft stock. He has the second best odds of any player to be the No. 5 pick at +240 (trailing Keegan Murray's +115). Mathurin's draft position over/under is also set at 6.5, with the under being a huge -420 favorite. If he's not the No. 5 pick, it looks like he'll be a near lock to go No. 6.
Bennedict Mathurin Stats
2021-22 Arizona Wildcats (Sophomore)
- 17.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.3 blocks, 1.8 turnovers, 2.2 3-pointers, 32.5 minutes per game. 45.0% field goal, 36.9% 3-point shooting.
2020-21 Arizona Wildcats (Freshman)
- 10.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.1 blocks, 1.2 turnovers, 1.5 3-pointers, 25.0 minutes per game. 47.1% field goal, 41.8% 3-point shooting.
Already impactful as a freshman, Mathurin stepped into an increased role as a sophomore and upped his production across the board. His shooting efficiency fell off some with the increased volume, but he increased his assist rate (from 9.2% to 13.8%) and cut his turnover rate (from 11.8% to 10.4%), showing increased maturity as a distributor while also leading the Wildcats in scoring.
Bennedict Mathurin Height, Wingspan & Age
All height, weight and workout information is from NBA.com.
- Age: 20 years (born 2002)
- Height: 6'6"
- Weight: 204.6 lbs
- Wingspan: 6'9"
Benedict Mathurin Highlights
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