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The 2014 NBA draft tracker: Jazz bring in a potential No. 5 pick to work out (8 items)

By , For the Deseret News

June 16, 2014

The Jazz have eight college players in town to show of their skills Monday in one of the most important workouts that Utah has had in the pre-draft process. Of the eight college stars coming into town, Noah Vonleh is the most acclaimed by far. Vonleh is projected to be one of the top players selected in the upcoming draft and could potentially land with the Jazz with the No. 5 pick. He will be joined by two impressive wing scorers who have first-round potential in Markel Brown and C.J. Fair.

Two other workout attendees will be in town to showcase their skills for the Jazz a second time in Jarred Shaw and Jamil Wilson.

Here is a look at how each player performed in college:

1 of 8. Bryon Allen, 6-3, 202, guard, George Mason

Allen is a pass-first point guard who has made huge improvements to his jump shot over his four years on the floor at George Mason. His most productive season came in 2013-14 when he averaged a career-high 15.4 points on 39.1 percent shooting from behind the arc to go along with 3.9 rebounds, three assists and one steal in 29 games.

For his career, he averaged 8.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and three assists in 127 games.

2 of 8. Markel Brown, 6-3, 190, guard, Oklahoma State

Even though Marcus Smart got most of the publicity, Brown did plenty of the heavy lifting for the Cowboys over the last few seasons. Brown has decent touch from the outside and is an excellent scorer in the midrange. His most productive season came in 2013-14 when he averaged 17.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists, one steal and a block in 34 games.

For his career, he averaged 12.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and one steal in 134 games.


3 of 8. C.J. Fair, 6-8, 215, forward, Syracuse

Fair is an aggressive wing scorer who loves to get out on the break and finish at the rim. He made steady improvements to his game during his four seasons with the Orange and capped it off with his best season in 2013-14. That year, he averaged a career-high 16.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 34 games.

For his career, he averaged 11.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 143 games.


4 of 8. Noah Vonleh, 6-10, 240, forward, Indiana

Vonleh is a gifted athlete who is a beast on the glass and has all the potential to be a star in the NBA if he can develop. He played for just one season at Indiana showed his ability to score both on the block and from the perimeter. He averaged 11.3 points on 52.3 percent shooting, including 48.5 percent from three-point range to go along with nine rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 30 games.

5 of 8. John Bohannon, 6-11, 210, center, UTEP

Bohannon is a very slight big man who can really score around the rim when he gets touches. His most productive season came in 2013-14 when he averaged 11.9 points on 57.5 percent shooting, 8.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.7 blocks in 32 games.

For his career, he averaged 9.6 points on 56.9 percent shooting, 6.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.3 blocks in 125 games.