Across six appearances this season, Agbaji is averaging 3.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.2 assists. Despite Utah's hot start, the Jazz are 2-8 across the last 10 games and could speculatively transition into a youth movement in the coming months.
Agbaji was born on April 20, 2000, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After he was born, his family moved to Kansas City, where he grew up playing club soccer and AAU ball. Between his freshman and junior years, Agbaji grew nine inches and began to focus on basketball full-time. He didn't receive any attention from major D1 programs until his senior season, where he averaged 27.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game for Oak Park and was named Kansas City Star All-Metro player of the year. Agbaji was considered a three-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals. On Feb. 8, 2018, he committed to play college basketball for Kansas over offers from Texas A&M and Wisconsin. Agbaji started his freshman season as a redshirt but was quickly inserted into the lineup after Udoka Azubuike suffered a season-ending injury. On Jan. 29, Agbaji made his first career start, scoring 24 points, bringing in seven rebounds, and stealing the ball twice in a loss to Texas. From that point on, he would never come off the bench again, and he is now considered one of the most decorated players in KU history. During his senior season at Kansas, he averaged 18.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. Agbaji was voted the Big 12 Player of the Year and was named a consensus first-team All-American. Kansas won the 2022 NCAA Tournament, and Agbaji scored 12 points in the championship game to finish off his stellar college career. On April 24, Agbaji declared for the 2022 NBA draft, where he was called by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 14th pick in the first round.