The Utah Jazz held another pre-draft workout on Friday as they brought in 6 more players. Of the 6 players, 2 include Dakarai Tucker from the University of Utah and BYU Cougar Kyle Collinsworth. the other 4 are Julian Jacobs out of USC, Gary Payton II from Oregon State, Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine, and Alpha Kaba from France. The Jazz have 4 picks on June 23 as they have the 12th, 42nd, 52, and 60th overall picks.
Here is Utah Jazz Vice President of Player Personnel, Walt Perrin, with the media following the pre-draft workouts:
Former University of Utah wing Dakarai Tucker talked with the media following his workout:
BYU wing Kyle Collinsworth talked with the media after his pre-draft workout. Collinsworth holds the NCAA career triple-double record at 12 as well as the single-season record at 6. For his senior season, he averaged 15.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 7.4 assists per game. Here is the audio:
Guard Gary Payton II from Oregon State, as well as Salt Lake Community College, also met with the media today. He played 2 years with the Beavers where he averaged 16.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 5.0 assists during his second season. He was named as the PAC-12 Defensive Player of the Year for both seasons at Oregon State. He also received All-PAC-12 First Team honors both season. Here is the audio:
Denzel Valentine from Michigan State talked with the media following his workout with the Jazz. During his senior season, Valentine, average 19.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 7.8 assists. He was named as the 2016 AP Player of the Year and the Big Ten Player of the Year in 2016. Here is the audio:
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