Kansas shooting guard Ochai Agbaji, who led the national champion Jayhawks with 18.8 points per game last year, will now head to the Cleveland Cavaliers after they selected the 22-year-old with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2022 NBA draft.
Bleacher Report Draft Expert Jonathan Wasserman's Scouting Report
Player: Ochai Agbaji
Pro Comparison: Quentin Grimes
Scouting Report: Agbaji joined Mikal Bridges as the only NCAA players to finish with 100 threes and 35 dunks in a season. He won't be counted on for creation, but he'll come off as a plug-and-play rookie for his ability to catch and shoot, finish at the rim and defend both wing spots.
Ochai Agbaji, SG/SF: Rookie scale contract
Kevin Love, PF: $30.1M (2023)
Jarrett Allen, C: $20M (2026)
Caris LeVert, SG: $17.5M (2023)
Lauri Markkanen, PF: $16.9M (2025)
Evan Mobley, C: $9.2M (2025)
Cedi Osman, SF: $7.8M (2024)
Darius Garland, PG: $7.3M (2023)
Isaac Okoro, SG: $7.3M (2024)
Dylan Windler, SG: $2.6M (2023)
Lamar Stevens, PF: $1.3M (2024)
Dean Wade, PF: $1.2M (2023)
Collin Sexton, PG: RFA
Ed Davis, C: UFA
Rajon Rondo, PG: UFA
Brandon Goodwin, PG: UFA
Moses Brown, C: RFA
RJ Nembhard, PG: RFA
Agbaji played at Kansas for four years. He saved his best work for last, notching career-highs of 47.5 percent shooting and 40.7 percent from beyond the three-point line. He also had 5.1 rebounds per game.
The Milwaukee native was exceptional in the men's NCAA tournament, notably hitting 6-of-7 three-pointers against Villanova in the Final Four and dropping 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting in the Elite Eight.
He came through when the Jayhawks needed him most, and now he's looking to parlay his stellar senior season into NBA success.
He's also a player who can contribute right away. He showed he can excel on the game's brightest collegiate stage, and his three-point prowess should translate to the next level.
We'll see how it all turns out for Agbaji, but CITY should get a solid contributor off the bat.