Raptors sign long-term rookie contract with 22-year-old center Koloko to strengthen defense
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Raptors sign long-term rookie contract with 22-year-old center Koloko to strengthen defense

According to a report by a sports reporter from “Sportsnet”, center Christian Koloko, who was the 33rd overall pick in the second round of the NBA draft this year by the Toronto Raptors, recently received a 3-year rookie from the team. The contract officially joined the new season lineup to strengthen the overall defensive efficiency.

Koloko, 22, attended the University of Arizona before the draft for the Wildcats men’s basketball team and averaged 12.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 2.8 blocks in his final college season . At the same time, he was selected as the best defensive team and the first team of the Pacific Twelve School League (Pac-12). In addition, Koloko won a total of 102 blocks for the team in the final season, tying the single-season record, and college students blocked shots. Ranked 6th in the country in the number of times, and won the Most Improved Player and Best Defense awards.

However, Koloko also performed well in Summer League in Las Vegas in July, averaging 7.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2.2 in five games with the Raptors . Blocks and 1.8 steals while shooting 36.6 percent from the field. Among them, his single game highest is 12 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and blocked shots, and he is a great player on the defensive end.

The Raptors currently use the last lineup to sign Koloko. This center, who is very good in defense, will likely become the penalty area finisher next season, helping the team improve the defensive advantage of the rotation.

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