FORT WORTH, TEXAS - MARCH 19: Christian Braun #2 of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts in the second half of the game against the Creighton Bluejays during the second round of the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Dickies Arena on March 19, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

Nuggets Select Christian Braun With No. 21 Overall Pick

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The Denver Nuggets have selected Kansas Jayhawks guard Christian Braun with the 21st pick of the 2022 NBA Draft. Braun spent three seasons with the Jayhawks, winning the national championship in 2022.

Braun averaged 14.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.8 assists on 49.5% from the field and 38.6% from three in his Junior season. A 6'6" combo guard/forward, Braun is seen as a versatile defender capable of guarding multiple positions.

Alongside Nikola Jokić, Jamal Murray, and Michael Porter Jr., Braun figures to be a strong fit as an intelligent, defensive-minded player. His jump shot was strong in his Freshman and Junior seasons, hopefully leading to reliable shot-making with the Nuggets.

Braun has also shown prowess as a secondary ball-handler, which could come in handy in the Nuggets' second unit.