Former Wildcat Mathurin drafted No. 6 by Indiana Pacers

Former University of Arizona guard Bennedict Mathurin.
Former University of Arizona guard Bennedict Mathurin.(Mike Christy | Arizona Athletics)
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 5:39 PM MST|Updated: Jun. 23, 2022 at 5:56 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The NBA Draft was held in Brooklyn Thursday night and it didn’t take long for a former Wildcat to hear his name called.

Bennedict Mathurin was selected sixth overall by the Indiana Pacers.

Mathurin, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound guard from Canada, played at the University of Arizona for two seasons. He averaged 17.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for the Wildcats this past season, when they lost to Houston in the Sweet 16.

Two of Mathurin’s former teammates were also expected to get the call Thursday: Dalen Terry and Christian Koloko.

Terry was the No. 18 pick by the Chicago Bulls.

Terry, a 6-7, 195-pound guard from Phoenix, played in Tucson for two years and averaged 8.0 points and 4.8 rebounds per game this past season.

Koloko, a 7-1, 230-pound center from Cameroon, is expected to be picked in the late first or early second round. Koloko played in Tucson the last three years and averaged 12.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game this past season.

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