Walker Kessler C  #24

Current Team: Utah Jazz

Born: Jul 26, 2001 (21 years old)

Birthplace/Hometown: Newnan, Georgia

Nationality: United States

Height: 7-1 (216cm)     Weight: 245 (111kg)

@kidkessler @walkerkessler13

Current NBA Status: Under Contract (Utah Jazz)

Free Agent: TO-2024; TO-2025; RFA-2026

Agent: Houston Kessler, Aaron Mintz, Dave Spahn

Draft Entry: 2022 NBA Draft

Early Entry Info: 2022 Early Entrant

Drafted: Round 1, Pick 22, Memphis Grizzlies

Draft Rights Trade: MEM to MIN, Jun 24, 2022, MIN to UTH, Jul 6, 2022

Pre-Draft Team: Auburn (So)

High School: Woodward Academy [College Park, Georgia]

AAU Team: Game Elite Florida, Game Elite Florida

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NBA

0 Years Of Service

NBA Transactions

Jun 23, 2022 - The Memphis Grizzlies selected Walker Kessler in Round 1 with Pick 22 in the 2022 NBA Draft.
Jun 24, 2022 - The draft rights to Walker Kessler was acquired by the Minnesota Timberwolves, along with the draft rights to TyTy Washington, Jr., from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for the draft rights to Jake LaRavia and a 2023 2nd round pick (MIN own).
Jul 6, 2022 - The draft rights to Walker Kessler was acquired by the Utah Jazz, along with Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Leandro Bolmaro, Jarred Vanderbilt, a 2023 1st round pick (MIN own), a 2025 1st round pick (MIN own), a Swap 2026 1st round picks, a 2027 1st round pick (MIN own), a conditional 2029 1st round pick (MIN own) and a TPE, from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Rudy Gobert and a TPE.
Jul 9, 2022 - Walker Kessler signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz.

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NCAA

College: Auburn (2022)

NCAA Season Stats - Per Game

Season School Class GP GS MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
2020-21 North Carolina Fr 29 0 8.8 4.38 1.79 3.10 .578 0.03 0.14 .250 0.76 1.41 .537 1.55 1.69 3.24 0.31 0.52 0.86 0.55 1.21
2021-22 Auburn So 34 34 25.5 11.44 4.79 7.88 .608 0.29 1.47 .200 1.56 2.62 .596 2.62 5.44 8.06 0.88 1.09 4.56 1.09 2.59
CAREER NCAA DI   63 34 17.8 8.19 3.41 5.68 .601 0.17 0.86 .204 1.19 2.06 .577 2.13 3.71 5.84 0.62 0.83 2.86 0.84 1.95

NCAA Season Stats - Totals

Season School Class GP GS MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
2020-21 North Carolina Fr 29 0 254 127 52 90 .578 1 4 .250 22 41 .537 45 49 94 9 15 25 16 35
2021-22 Auburn So 34 34 868 389 163 268 .608 10 50 .200 53 89 .596 89 185 274 30 37 155 37 88
CAREER NCAA DI   63 34 1,122 516 215 358 .601 11 54 .204 75 130 .577 134 234 368 39 52 180 53 123

NCAA Season Stats - Misc Stats

Season School Class GP Dbl Dbl Tpl Dbl 40 Pts 20 Reb 20 Ast Techs HOB Ast/TO Stl/TO FT/FGA W's L's Win % OWS DWS WS
2020-21 North Carolina Fr 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 .076 0.56 0.94 0.46 18 11 .621 0.82 0.65 1.47
2021-22 Auburn So 34 12 2 0 0 0 0 .205 0.81 1.00 0.33 28 6 .824 2.88 2.73 5.61
CAREER NCAA DI   63 13 2 0 0 0 0 .146 0.74 0.98 0.36 46 17 .730 3.68 3.31 7.00

NCAA Season Stats - Advanced Stats

Season School Class GP TS% eFG% ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% TOV% STL% BLK% USG% Total S % PPR PPS ORtg DRtg PER
2020-21 North Carolina Fr 29 .580 .583 18.37 20.95 19.63 7.28 12.75 3.31 10.67 22.50 136.44 -3.83 1.41 118.4 87.9 31.37
2021-22 Auburn So 34 .627 .627 10.88 22.17 16.58 6.93 10.65 2.39 19.03 18.94 140.37 -1.88 1.45 126.0 82.3 31.31
CAREER NCAA DI   63 .615 .616 12.53 22.12 17.30 7.00 11.21 2.60 17.23 19.59 138.12 -2.32 1.44 124.1 84.0 31.54

NCAA Awards & Honors

USBWA All-American Third Team - 2022
USBWA All-District Team (IV) - 2022
NABC Defensive Player of the Year - 2022
NABC All-District (20) First Team - 2022
AP All-American Third Team - 2022
USBWA Player of the Week - 1/2/2022
ACC Freshman of the Week - 3/1/2021
First Team All-SEC (Coaches) - 2022
SEC Defensive Player of the Year - 2022
SEC All-Defensive Team - 2022
SEC Player of the Week - 1/3/2022, 1/24/2022, 2/14/2022
All-SEC First Team (AP) - 2022

NCAA Skill Academies & Camps

NBA Draft Combine - 2022

National Basketball

Nationality: United States

Other National Team Experience

USA Training Camp - 2019

High School Basketball

Prep/High School: Woodward Academy [College Park, Georgia]

Prep/High School Awards & Honors

Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year - 2020
Georgia Mr. Basketball - 2020

Prep/High School Skill Academies & Camps

NBPA Top 100 Camp - 2018

Recent News

Wolves Acquire Rudy Gobert For Five Players, Four Draft Picks

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