2022 NBA draft: Kennedy Chandler selected in first round

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The 2022 NBA draft is taking place Thursday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Tennessee freshman guard Kennedy Chandler has been drafted. Chandler was selected by San Antonio in the first round (No. 38) of the NBA draft. He was traded to Memphis.

Chandler appeared in 34 games for the Vols during the 2021-22 season.

The 6-foot, 171-pound Chandler averaged 13.9 points, 4.7 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game for Tennessee. He was named the 2022 Southeastern Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player.

Chandler came to the Vols from Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas. He earned McDonald’s, Spalding and Sports Illustrated All-America honors in 2020-21, and was the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Kansas.