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Wildcats’ Bennedict Mathurin, Koloko, Terry weigh in at 2022 NBA Combine

May 18, 2022, 12:14 PM
Christian Koloko #35 and Bennedict Mathurin #0 of the Arizona Wildcats compete for position with Ed...
Christian Koloko #35 and Bennedict Mathurin #0 of the Arizona Wildcats compete for position with Eddie Lampkin #4 of the TCU Horned Frogs during the first half in the second round game of the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Viejas Arena at San Diego State University on March 20, 2022 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The Arizona Wildcats trio of Bennedict Mathurin, Christian Koloko and Dalen Terry got the measurements part of the 2022 NBA Combine out of the way on Wednesday.

Of the three, Koloko is are already standing out.

The big man’s official measurements list him as 7-foot in shoes to go along with a 9-foot-5 standing reach. He weighs 221 pounds with 5.7% body fat.

Per Draft Express’ Jonathan Givony, Koloko is the sixth tallest prospect at the combine, standing just over 6-foot-10 without shoes on. He also holds the third tallest standing reach.

But it was Koloko’s wingspan that made him a big winner in the measurements department. At over 7-foot-5, Koloko’s wingspan is longer than any other prospects in last year’s draft class and is among the top five longest dating back to the 2019 NBA Draft.

The measurements only help Koloko’s draft stock.

Entering the combine Wednesday, Givony had the center going 40th overall in his mock of the upcoming 2022 NBA Draft to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

This past season, Koloko averaged 12.6 points on 64% shooting and added 7.3 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 1.4 assists per game as a junior. On top of his offensive numbers, Koloko proved to be a legit defender, highlighted by a school record of 102 blocks. For his efforts, he was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year on top of being recognized as the most improved in the conference.

Koloko wasn’t the only Wildcat to stand out measurements-wise, either, with Terry coming in at just over 6-foot-7 in shoes with a 7-foot wingspan and 8-foot-10 standing reach. He weighed in at 195.2 pounds with 5.4% body fat.

In Givony’s mock draft, the analyst has Terry going 39th overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers after the guard averaged eight points on 50.2% shooting (36.4% from deep) in 37 games in 2021-22.

As for the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year in Mathurin, the wing measured in at 6-foot-6 in shoes with a 6-foot-9 wingspan and an 8-foot-8 standing reach. He weighed in at 204.6 pounds with 5.7% body fat.

Mathurin averaged 17.7 points on 45% shooting and 37% from long range to go along with 5.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game as a sophomore last season.

Givony has Mathurin going 11th overall to the New York Knicks in his latest mock draft.

The NBA Draft is set for June 23.

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