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

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

Ochai Agbaji and Christian Braun are both projected to be selected in the first round of Thursday’s draft. Draft experts view Agbaji as a late-lottery selection (picks 10-15), while Braun is viewed by many as a late first-rounder pick. Fellow Jayhawk David McCormack declared for the draft but analysts don’t think he’s a lock to be selected.

If those three make it onto the court this season, they’d be the 82nd, 83rd and 84th Kansas basketball players to play in the NBA.

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

KU basketball players currently in the NBA

Sixteen former Jayhawks appeared in at least one NBA game last season. Of those players, Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins made the biggest impact.

Joel Embiid scored a game-high 33 points for the Sixers.

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

Wiggins, meanwhile, found his rhythm on the biggest 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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