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Walker Kessler posting up JSU player. | Photo by Colin Beyersdorf

Walker Kessler taken by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 22nd pick in the 2022 NBA Draft

Auburn, Ala. (EETV) - With the 22nd pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, the Memphis Grizzlies select Walker Kessler, center from Auburn University and will trade him to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In his one year at Auburn, Kessler averaged 11.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.6 blocks a game. The National Association of Basketball Coaches named Kessler Defensive Player of the Year.

In his time at Auburn, he accomplished an SEC Regular Season Title, a 28-6 record going 15-3 in the SEC and a second round tournament run.

Kessler will slide into the center slot for the playoff-caliber T-Wolves.