Raptors Sign Rookie To 3-Year Deal

The Toronto Raptors have come to terms with their only pick of the 2022 NBA Draft, signing 7'1" center Christian Koloko to a multi-year contract.

According to NBA Insider Michael Scotto, it's a 3-year deal worth $5.24M, guaranteed for the first two years.  

Koloko was the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year last season in his junior year with the Arizona Wildcats. He averaged 12.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.8 blocks. He was also named the Pac 12's Most Improved Player, and was a First Team All-Star in the conference.

At Summer League in Las Vegas for the Raptors, Koloko averaged 7.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.8 steals in 22 minutes per game. 

Koloko was chosen with the 33rd pick by the Raptors, and is a native of the same town in Cameroon as his new teammate, Pascal Siakam. 

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