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The 2014 NBA draft tracker: the Jazz work out a handful of shooters (6 items)

By , For the Deseret News

June 12, 2014

After spending the last few days working out free agents, the Jazz were back in draft mode as they worked out six more draft eligible players on Thursday morning. Although none of the players from Thursday's workout are considered first-round picks, a least a few of the guys may get some serious consideration for the 35th pick in the second round by the Jazz. The two most recognizable names from the workout attendees are UCLA shooting guard Jordan Adams and Florida big man Patric Young.

Here is a look at how each performed during their time in college.

Note: All heights and weights are from ESPN.com, while all statistical information is from sports-reference.com.

1 of 6. Jordan Adams, 6-5, 220, shooting guard, UCLA

Adams surprised everyone when he decided to declare for the draft after originally announcing that he was returning to UCLA for his junior season. Adams isn't the most athletic wing player, but he can really score the basketball. He has a nice touch with his outside jumper and has a knack of getting to the rim and drawing fouls. That is where Adams is most effective because of his ability to knock down a high percentage of his free-throw attempts (83.9 percent with the Bruins). His most productive season came as a sophomore in 2013-14 when Adams averaged 17.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.6 steals a game.

For his college career, Adams averaged 16.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.4 steals in 69 games.


2 of 6. Jabari Brown, 6-5, 214, shooting guard, Missouri

Brown is another early entry candidate who can really fill it up from the wing. Brown only played 62 games because he transferred to Missouri midway through his freshman season and had to sit out a year. Brown has a great touch from beyond the arc (41 percent in 2013-14), but also does a nice job of getting to the rim and drawing contact (7.6 free-throw attempts per game as a junior). His most productive season came in 2013-14 when Brown averaged 19.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 35 games.

For his college career, Brown averaged 17 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists a contest.


3 of 6. T.J. Bray, 6-5, 207, guard, Princeton

Bray is a willing passer who has great a shooting touch from all over the floor. After performing admirably during his sophomore and junior campaigns, Bray had a breakout season in 2013-14. That year, Bray averaged 18 points on 53.7 percent shooting from the floor to go along with 4.8 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.3 steals a night.

For his career, Bray averaged 8.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.3 steals in 118 games for the Tigers.

4 of 6. Chaz Williams, 5-9, 175, point guard, Massachusetts

Many BYU fans will remember Williams since he torched the Cougars for 32 points and 15 assists in a BYU loss late in 2013. Williams is a lightning quick guard who loves to attack the rim and find open teammates for easy buckets. In fact, Williams was one of the best passing point guards in college basketball over the last few seasons because of his great court vision. His most productive season came as a sophomore in 2011-12 when Williams averaged 16.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 2.2 steals in 37 games.

For his career, Williams averaged 14.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.9 steals in 136 games for UMass and Hofstra.

5 of 6. Alec Brown, 7-1, 235, forward-center, Green Bay

Brown is an impressive shot blocker who has developed a very nice touch from the outside on the offensive end of the floor. Brown played big minutes from the moment he stepped on the floor at Green Bay because of his size and defensive presence. His most productive season came as a senior in 2013-14 when Brown averaged 15.3 points on 42 percent 3-point shooting, 5.7 rebounds, one assist and 3.1 blocks.

For his career, Brown averaged 13.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 126 games.

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