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Christian Braun

Position Guard
Height 6'7"
Weight 218 lbs
Class Junior
Hometown Burlington, Kan.
High School Blue Valley Northwest HS
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OVERVIEW
A two-year starter who entered the NBA Draft following Kansas’ 2021-22 NCAA National Championship season … Was the 21st overall NBA Draft selection by the Denver Nuggets in the 2022 draft … Became Kansas’ 65th all-time 1,000-point scorer in KU’s Final Four semifinal win against Villanova (4/2) … An all-conference performer who played a key role down the stretch in the NCAA title run earning Big 12 All-Tournament Team and NCAA Tournament All-Midwest Region Team honors … A two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree was twice nominated for Academic All-American … Comes from an athletic family as his mother, father, aunt and uncle all played NCAA Division I basketball and his brother plays at Santa Clara … Won three-straight state titles in high school.

CAREER HONORS
NCAA Tournament All-Midwest Region Team [2022]
NABC All-District 8 Second Team [2022]
Big 12 All-Tournament Team [2022]
All-Big 12 Second Team [2022]
Academic All-Big 12 First Team [2022]
Academic All-District 7 First Team [2022]
2022 Lute Olson Player of the Year Mid-Season Watch List [1 of 30]
Big 12 Player of the Week [12.6.21]
2021 ESPN Events Invitational All-Tournament Team
2021 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2021 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
Big 12 Player of the Week [12.28.2020]
2020 Big 12 All-Freshman Team

2021-22 (JUNIOR)
NCAA Tournament All-Midwest Region Team … Big 12 All-Tournament Team … All-Big 12 Second Team … Academic All-Big 12 First Team … Averaged 11.2 ppg and 7.3 rpg in the NCAA Tournament … Overall, was seventh in the Big 12 with 14.1 ppg, second in field goal percentage (49.5%), fifth in rebounds (6.5) and 14th in assists (2.8) … Had 35 games with 10 or more points, and five games with 20 or more points … Led KU in rebounds in 13 games, assists in 11 contests and blocked shots in 10 games … Averaged 11.3 ppg and 8.3 rpg in the Big 12 Tournament … Had a career-high 14 rebounds with 11 points vs. West Virginia (3/10) in the Big 12 Championship … Posted five double-doubles including a 12 point and 12 rebound performance in the NCAA National Championship game against North Carolina (4/4) … Scored a career-high 31 points at St. John’s (12/3) … Big 12 Player of the Week (12/6) … Named to the ESPN Events Invitational All-Tournament Team.

2020-21 (SOPHOMORE)
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention … Was second on team with 52 3FGs made … Made 3-plus 3FGs in eight games and KU was 7-1 in those contests … Was 15th in the Big 12 in 3FGs made (1.7) … Led KU in scoring four times … Had two 20-points games and 14 contests with 10 or more points … Became Kansas’ 65th all-time 1,000-point scorer in KU’s Final Four semifinal win against Villanova (4/2) … Had 12 points, four rebounds and four assists vs. Eastern Washington (3/20) … Just missed a double-double (11 pts, 9 reb) vs. Baylor (2/27) … Had 18 points, five rebounds and six assists vs. Iowa State (2/11) … Posted first career double-double (15 pts, 10 rebs) vs. Oklahoma State (2/8) … Big 12 Player of the Week (12/28) … Tied his career high with six 3FGs made, while scoring 22 points vs. West Virginia (12/22) … Pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds vs. Kentucky (12/1) … Posted career highs in points (30) and steals (4) vs. Saint Joseph’s (11/27).

2019-20 (FRESHMAN)
Big 12 All-Freshman Team … Averaged 6.3 ppg and 3.4 rpg in Big 12 play (5.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg overall) … Pulled down four rebounds in each of the last three games of the season … Had five games with 10 or more points, seven outings with five or more rebounds and five contests with two or more steals … Led KU in steals three times … Had 16 points and nine rebounds at Oklahoma State (1/27) … Posted season-highs in 20 points and 3FGs made (6) vs. Kansas State (1/21).

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned 2018-19 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Kansas … A two-time all-state selection … Concluded his high school career with 1,074 points … Was a member of three straight Kansas 6A state championship teams while at Blue Valley Northwest his sophomore, junior and senior seasons … Averaged 27.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 21.8 steals in going 27-2 his senior year … Was the MVP of the 2019 state tournament … Averaged 14.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists his junior season … Played AAU basketball for MOKAN Elite.

PERSONAL
Full name is Christian Nicholas Braun … Born in Burlington, Kan. … Parents are Lisa and Donny Braun … Has two brothers, Parker and Landon … Brother Parker played basketball for two seasons at Missouri and is now at Santa Clara … Father was a former walk-on at Kansas and later transferred to Saint Louis … Mother, formerly Lisa Sandbothe, was a three-time All-Big Eight Conference selection while at Missouri from 1987-91 … His uncle, Mike Sandbothe, played at Missouri from 1986-89, as did his aunt, Lori Sandbothe from 1988-90 … Enjoys playing golf and video games … Communication studies major.

 

Men's Basketball 🎙 The Jayhawker Podcast | Selection Sunday Live Show

It's the first ever LIVE edition of the Jayhawker Podcast as Wayne is joined by KU color commentator Greg Gurley to breakdown Selection Sunday and Kansas grabbing the #1 seed in the Midwest Region. Wayne and Greg are also joined by Christian Braun, Chris Teahan & coach Bill Self to chat about the Jayhawks 32nd consecutive NCAA tourney appearance.

Men's Basketball 🏀 Kansas Duo Named to NABC All-District 8 Team

Kansas senior Ochai Agbaji and junior Christian Braun have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 8 Team, the NABC announced Tuesday. Agbaji was selected to the first team, while Braun is a second team honoree. The All-District honors are voted on by NABC-member coaches across NCAA Division I.

Men's Basketball 🏀 Jayhawks Outshoot Wildcats in Dillons Sunflower Showdown, 102-83

Led by 23 points from senior guard Ochai Agbaji and a team season-high 64.1 percent field goal percentage, the No. 5 Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Kansas State Wildcats, 102-83 inside Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday evening.

Men's Basketball 🏀 Kansas Duo Named CoSIDA Academic All-District 7

Kansas starters David McCormack and Christian Braun have been named Academic All-District 7 First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Earning the accolade now makes McCormack and Braun eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-American.