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NBA draft 2022: How tall is Chet Holmgren and how much does he weigh?

The Gonzaga Bulldog is widely tipped to go first in the 2022 NBA Draft but there are some concerns about how his physique will stands up to the pros.

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Chet Holmgren: the NBA Draft's "ultimate swing for the fences pick"
CHRIS GARDNERAFP

The Orlando Magic have the number one pick in the 2022 NBA Draft and according to most predictions, former Gonzaga Bulldogs center Chet Holmgren is likely to be the player who goes first. Holmgren played only one season of college basketball but picked up a number of awards including WCC Defensive Player and Newcomer of the Year and his extraordinary physical attributes have had NBA scouts rubbing their hands together in anticipation ever since he emerged as a freshman at Minnehaha Academy.

As noted in out rundown of the 10 finest prospects in this year’s NBA Draft: “Holmgren’s physique appears to be his only Achilles heel. The 20-year-old weighs just 195lbs despite being 7ft tall, but his ability is unquestionable. Thanks to his mobility, intelligence and competitive edge, not to mention his tremendous arm length, he is a Defensive Player of the Year in the making. In offence, he’s a good shooter from range, he has the ability to find colleagues in advantageous positions and is a team player; he isn’t only in it to make himself look good.”

Holmgren a rare physical presence

Holmgren’s height lends him a standout impressive defensive presence, which benefits from his 7′6″ wingspan. In his one year at Gonzaga, he averaged 14.1 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and .607 field goal percentage.

As noted by nbadraft.net, Holmgren is “one of the rarest of players to come along in years … His combination of shooting, passing, shot blocking and speed and agility along with feel for the game is truly special. His upside is sky high, but questions linger about how his body will develop and how he will be able to handle the rigors of an NBA season as a post player with such an obvious weakness to his game… For a team that feels they can bulk him up sufficiently, he presents the ultimate swing for the fences pick in this year’s draft.”

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