After trading their 42nd pick in the NBA Draft to the Brooklyn Nets for the 55th pick and cash, the Jazz made their first selection of the 2016 Draft and it is in their own backyard. 6’9 Forward from Weber State, Joel Bolomboy will be in a Utah Jazz uniform. After playing 4 seasons with Weber State, he finished with a 11.4 PPG, 10.1 RPG over the course of his career. He averaged 17.1 PPG, 12.6 RPG on 57% shooting from the field, that earned him Big Sky Player of the Year. He was named Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year twice (2014, 2016). Bolomboy finished his career as the leader in rebounds for Weber State and the Big Sky Conference with 1,312.
Joel joined the Bill Riley show on Wednesday (one day before the draft):
Joel addressed the media via teleconference after he was drafted to the Utah Jazz:
The next selection for the Utah Jazz was with the 55th pick. The Jazz selected 6’2 guard from North Carolina, Marcus Paige. Paige averaged 12.6 PPG last season that earned him 2016 All-ACC honorable mention for a Tar Heels team that had their hearts broken at the buzzer against Villanova in the NCAA National Championship game.
Marcus Paige was on the Bill Riley Show in late May after his pre-draft workout with the Jazz:
The final selection for the Jazz and the NBA Draft was 6’5 guard from Cal, Tyrone Wallace. He averaged 12.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists. With an average of 15.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game this past season. He ranks in the top 10 of school history in career scoring, assists and steals, as well as top 15 in rebounds.
Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey addressed the media following the NBA Draft to talk about the Jazz selections:
Weber State Head Coach Randy Rahe spoke to the media via teleconference talking about Joel Bolomboy going to the Utah Jazz:
The Utah Jazz begin their Summer League on July 4th at Vivint Smart Home at 7pm against the San Antonio Spurs.