Jalen Duren has entered the 2022 NBA draft. Duren, who is No. 7 on ESPN’s big board, said his lone year at Memphis was a “fun experience.”
“It was a great challenge. Making the NCAA tournament and playing in front of the whole world on national television. Huge game atmospheres,” the center explained (via Jonathan Givony of ESPN.com). “I learned a lot and it really helped my growth and development. During the season we dealt with a lot of injuries, we couldn’t quite get the chemistry right on the court. Once we got everyone back, it helped the team and my game. I started to understand the game better. Help defenses. How opponents were guarding me. I noticed that more as the season went on and that allowed me to do a lot more.”
Duren was named the AAC Freshman of the Year while also earning First-Team All-AAC honors at Memphis.
More on the 2022 NBA Draft
The league annually conducts a series of tiebreakers in regards to team records and their 2022 draft positions.
Here are the results this year (via Bobby Marks of ESPN.com).
- Bulls-Timberwolves: Chicago will pick No. 18 while Minnesota will have the No. 19 selection.
- Spurs-Nuggets: San Antonio has the No. 20 overall pick (via Toronto) while Denver lands the No. 21 pick.
- Sixers-Bucks-Spurs: Philadelphia lands the No. 23 overall pick while Milwaukee gets No. 24 and San Antonio (via the Celtics) will get No. 25.
- Heat-Warriors: Miami will receive the No. 27 overall selection while Golden State will receive the No. 28.
Full Pre-Lottery Draft Order
- Houston Rockets
- Orlando Magic
- Detroit Pistons
- Oklahoma City Thunder
- Indiana Pacers
- Portland Trail Blazers
- Sacramento Kings
- New Orleans Pelicans (via Lakers; Memphis will receive the selection if it comes in at either No. 11 or No. 12.)
- San Antonio Spurs
- Washington Wizards
- New York Knicks
- Oklahoma City Thunder (via Clippers)
- Charlotte Hornets
- Cleveland Cavaliers
- Charlotte Hornets (via Pelicans)
- Atlanta Hawks
- Houston Rockets (via Nets)
- Chicago Bulls
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- San Antonio Spurs (via Raptors)
- Denver Nuggets
- Memphis Grizzlies (via Jazz)
- Brooklyn Nets (via Sixers; Brooklyn has the option to either take this pick from Philadelphia or defer their acquisition of a first-rounder to 2023 with a June 1 cutoff date to make the decision).
- Milwaukee Bucks
- San Antonio Spurs (via Celtics)
- Dallas Mavericks
- Miami Heat
- Golden State Warriors
- Memphis Grizzlies
- Oklahoma City Thunder (via Suns)
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