Ex-Minnehaha Academy star Chet Holmgren picked 2nd in NBA draft | KAALTV.com

Ex-Minnehaha Academy star Chet Holmgren picked 2nd in NBA draft

FILE - Gonzaga center Chet Holmgren (34) reacts as he walks to the bench after fouling out next to head coach Mark Few during the second half of a college basketball game against Arkansas in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament in San Francisco, Thursday, March 24, 2022. Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren was wrapping up a multi-day visit Friday with the Orlando Magic, who hold the No. 1 pick in next week’s NBA draft. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) FILE - Gonzaga center Chet Holmgren (34) reacts as he walks to the bench after fouling out next to head coach Mark Few during the second half of a college basketball game against Arkansas in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament in San Francisco, Thursday, March 24, 2022. Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren was wrapping up a multi-day visit Friday with the Orlando Magic, who hold the No. 1 pick in next week’s NBA draft. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Josh Skluzacek KSTP
Updated: June 23, 2022 07:43 PM
Created: June 23, 2022 07:42 PM

Minneapolis native and former Minnehaha Academy star Chet Holmgren made history Thursday night when he was selected in the 2022 NBA draft.

Holmgren, who starred at Gonzaga this past year, was chosen No. 2 overall Thursday by the Oklahoma City Thunder, making him the highest-selected Twin Cities native in the NBA draft ever.

The 20-year-old is a 7-foot unicorn on the basketball court who averaged 14.1 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 3.7 blocks per game in his lone collegiate season. He declared his intention to enter the 2022 NBA draft on April 21.

KSTP Sports caught up with Holmgren’s parents and his high school coach recently. Click here to hear from them on Chet’s journey.


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