Chet Holmgren of Gonzaga, the No. The ESPN 100’s No. 1 prospect, entering the NBA draft

Gonzaga BulldogsFreshman 7-footer Chet HolmgrenThe No. The No. 1 prospect in the ESPN Top 100– Will enter 2022 NBA DraftHe said so to ESPN.

Holmgren, who is expected to be the frontrunner to go first overall in June's Draft, brings to the NBA unique skillsets that include three-point shooting, shot-blocking and lob-catching. This has long captivated the imaginations league executives.

Holmgren stated that after a season in which we achieved great things both as a team, and individually, it feels like I am in a position where I can pursue my lifelong dream of playing in the NBA.

Since Holmgren's entry into the NBA Draft was highly anticipated, front offices have closely followed his progress as a high school star from Minnesota. The chance to be No. Holmgren has been the subject of much discussion since his time at Minnehana Academy in Minneapolis.

“I get that basketball is a business. Going No. Holmgren explained to ESPN that 1 doesn't necessarily mean the same thing as finding the right fit and the right situation. “At end of the day I hope for the best for myself and my future. And if that's at No. It's great to have number 1.

Holmgren (19 years old) averaged 14.1 point, 9.9 rebound and 3.7 blocks per game for Gonzaga. Holmgren shot 60 per cent from the field, while Holmgren was 39 percent when making three-pointers. Holmgren said he told Gonzaga coaches to “coach” him during his season there. He believes that he benefited tremendously from the experience with Mark Few, a highly-talented coach and roster of talented players.

Holmgren will continue to train to improve his body and skills.

Holmgren stated that “My goal every single day is be the best me I can be” and said, I'm working on my pre-draft training. In the weight room, I am getting stronger, tightening my (ballhandling), and shooting better, and getting more comfortable with playing an NBA-style game. I will showcase my skills in summer league.

“I take great pride doing what is asked of me to win. I am excited to play in the new style and will enjoy more (floor) freedom and space.

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