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DENVER — A former Blue Valley Northwest and Kansas Jayhawk star is officially in the NBA.

Christian Braun signed his contract with the Denver Nuggets to be firmly on their roster for the 2022-23 season.

The 6-foot-7 wing was drafted with the 21st overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.

Braun played three seasons and appeared in 101 games (74 starts) for the University of Kansas, averaging 10.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.0 steals while shooting 50.8% from the field and 37.8% from three. 

He also became Kansas’ 65th all-time 1,000-point scorer in KU’s Final Four semifinal win against Villanova.

Braun will wear #0 for the Nuggets in the NBA Summer League. The Nuggets begin Summer League play with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday July 8th.

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