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Julian Strawther Drafted to the 2022-2023 NBA Champions

The 29th pick in the NBA Draft went to the Gonzaga clutch man.

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The Denver Nuggets are still living off their high of an NBA championship in the rocky mountains and decided that the clutch factor for the Zags from the previous season was the right answer to continue their winning ways. A tough-minded shooter out of Las Vegas, Julian Strawther is not afraid of the big moment. College basketball fans saw that out against BYU in the regular season and UCLA in the Sweet 16. Strawther always has his feet set and facing toward the rim when the money is on the line.

This is an opportunity for a celebrated winner to continue his winning ways on the highest level of basketball. The Denver front office saw a wing that has been built on a Gonzaga platform ready to prove the many doubters wrong (as well as the Nuggets did). It’s a match made in heaven between a high-level college program and a now not-so-underrated NBA franchise.

Congrats on staying in the first round, Julian! Keep pushing forward!

Arden Cravalho is a Gonzaga University graduate from the Bay Area... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho