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CHICAGO — Former Kansas Jayhawk Christian Braun will keep his name in the 2022 NBA Draft after his performance at the NBA Combine in Chicago.

“While I may not be in Kansas next year, Lawrence will forever be ‘Home'” Braun said.

Braun, who averaged 14.1 points on 49% shooting his senior year at KU, declared for the draft alongside teammate Ochai Agbaji and David McCormack after the Jayhawks won the NCAA National Championship over North Carolina.

“While I am extremely excited for what the future holds, I would be lying if I said this wasn’t a hard decision,” Braun said in his announcement. “I have a deep love for Kansas, my teammates, the coaching staff, and our fans. I hope you saw that passion every single game.”

According to Sports Illustrated, The Blue Valley Northwest graduate is the No. 53-ranked prospect in the draft.

He’s more of a play finisher than anything else, but he’s a good athlete who’s effective around the basket and in the open floor, and can elevate to block shots. His passing skills have gotten better, which is notable.

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The NBA Draft starts on Thursday, June 23.

“I hope I can make you all proud and cannot wait to represent Kansas basketball at the next level. Rock Chalk forever,” Braun said.