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CU's Jabari Walker drafted by Portland in second round

The former Buffs standout will join CU legend and Trail Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups in Portland.
Credit: AP
Colorado forward Jabari Walker (12) drives on Arizona State forward Kimani Lawrence during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Another Colorado college basketball standout got the call.

Jabari Walker, a former standout for the CU Buffs, heard his name called in the 2022 NBA draft on Thursday night.

Walker was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round with the No. 57 overall pick.

Portland is led by head coach Chauncey Billups, a CU Buffs legend.

Walker, a 6-foot-9 forward, started in all 33 games he played for the Buffs this past season. He averaged 14.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 28.1 minutes played per contest.

Portland miss the 2021-22 NBA playoffs with a 27-55 overall record.

Walker was the second Colorado college player drafted Thursday, following CSU's David Roddy who went in the first round (No. 23).

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