There's no shortage of young talent in the 2022 NBA Draft, and that includes Auburn Tigers prospect Walker Kessler. Kessler figures to be taken during the late-first or early-second round on draft night.
Here's everything you need to know about Kessler ahead of the 2022 NBA Draft.
Walker Kessler 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: Milwaukee Bucks (No. 24)
CBS Sports: Sacramento Kings (No. 37)
Bleacher Report: Memphis Grizzlies (No. 22)
Walker Kessler NBA Draft Stock & Projection
- Memphis Grizzlies (No. 22) - 1
- Milwaukee Bucks (No. 24) - 1
- Sacramento Kings (No. 37) - 1
Kessler's draft stock is somewhat all over the place. On one hand, two of the three mock drafts point toward him being picked in the early 20s of Round 1. However, CBS Sports has him staying on the board until Pick No. 37. Either way, it looks like Kessler will likely find his NBA home sooner than CBS Sports is predicting.
Walker Kessler Stats
2021-22 Auburn Tigers (Sophomore)
- 11.4 points, 8.1 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 1.1 steals, 4.6 blocks, 1.1 turnovers, 0.3 3-pointers, 25.6 minutes per game. 60.8% field goal, 20.0% 3-point shooting.
2020-21 UNC Tar Heels (Freshman)
- 4.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.3 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.9 blocks, 0.6 turnovers, 0.0 3-pointers, 8.8 minutes per game. 59.3% field goal, 25.0% 3-point shooting
Transferring from UNC to Auburn paid off for Kessler, who ended up being named the 2022 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year. The talented big man paced the SEC in blocks per game (4.6) and 2-point percentage (70.2%) while leading the nation with 155 total blocks. Along with his occasional ability to hit three-point shots, Kessler has a bright future as a two-way center.
Walker Kessler Height, Wingspan & Age
All height, weight and workout information is from NBA.com.
- Age: 20 years (born 2001)
- Height: 7'1"
- Weight: 256 lbs
- Wingspan: 7'4.25"
Walker Kessler Highlights
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