Rough Draft

Some Odds and Ends on this Year’s Class to Warm Up for Draft Season

by Joe Gabriele (@CavsJoeG)
5/23/22 |

Last Tuesday night, the 2022 NBA Lottery took place in Chicago, and the Wine & Gold learned that they’ll select at No. 14 when the Draft rolls around on June 23.

Betwixt now and then, hopes to fill your plate with all kinds of useful information – positional breakdowns, numbers from the Combine, scouts’ takes and, of course, wingspans.

But before we deep-dive into some of the important information on this year’s potential freshman class, here are some relatively useless facts about some of kids who might hear their name – and fulfill a lifetime dream – in just over a month …

Mississippi State’s Iverson Molinar was named after the Hall of Fame guard and speaks three different languages.
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* Many of the young guns projected to go in this year’s Draft have a direct lineage to the NBA. Others to the WNBA. Others to the NFL. The point is that some of these kids have it in their blood.

Duke forward, AJ Griffin, is the son of Adrian Griffin – who spent 10 seasons in the NBA and is currently an assistant with the Raptors.

Gonzaga big man Chet Holmgren’s dad, Dave, was also a seven-footer and played college ball for Minnesota in the mid-80s.

St. John’s…

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