1 – Bolles
2 – I’m going totally homer here, but Bolles goes top 5. But Thomas #2 to SF.
3 – Don’t know, don’t really care (I want the PAC-12 to suck until we win it).
4 – Bolles, Williams, Asiata, Allen, Tevi – five. That is optimistic. I think Bolles, Williams and Allen are locks.
My predictions:Bolles – first round
Marcus – second
Allen, Tevi, Asiata – third
Dielman, Joe Williams – fifth
Thompson, Dominguez, Patrick – seventh
Undrafted:Pita T, Dimick, whoever else I left out.
This is smart by Collette. No one, not even he, thinks he would be drafted this year. BUT, he gets to talk to scouts. He gets to get evaluated. He gets a scouting report. He can see what scouts think of him. He can find areas to improve this summer.
Great move by him.
Agreed. Personally, I don’t understand why every college player doesn’t declare for the NBA draft every year. You get a free evaluation of your game from the best in the business. It’s like having Phil Mickelson give you an in-depth evaluation of your golf swing for free.
The Utes have a former NBA coach on staff, that should be a great start.
If I, a general duffer, went to Phil Mickelson and asked him to evaluate my suitability for the PGA Tour I would not expect to get a useful evaluation. First I’d have to wait for him to stop laughing.
Best Sleepers: Utah Finished 2nd
Long Term Starters: Utah Finished 4th
Impressive considering that the majority of these years came from MWC recuits. Coach Whit does an outstanding job.
I may be getting a group together tonight to watch game 5 (tip 8:30) tonight at topgolf. Since I work there I golf for free so if anyone is interested I would be happy to have a group join. For best updates shoot me a message on twitter or instagram.
This would allow 6 of us on a bay golfing so if we have a few extras we would have to rotate or get another bay and pay for it. Just thought I would offer.
(ALSO I AM LOOKING FOR GAME 6 JAZZ TICKETS FOR MY 5 YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, WOULD BE WILLING TO TRADE FREE TOPGOLF FOR TICKETS).
How’d that go for you? It was pretty late so it probably was a good idea I stayed home.
Had fun on my birthday at Top Golf last year. Took me a little while to figure out the woods stay in the bag (goofily short rubber “tees”).
How good was Tom Chambers? His number hasn’t been retired, but I have memories of him being great. Where would he rank all time in the Utah Centers list?
He was drafted #8 in the NBA so I take it that he was really good, and I’d say he had a better NBA career than Bogut so far.
Chambers is the only NBA player to score 20,000+ points and not make it to the Hall of Fame.
I can only really comment on players I have watched, which would start in the Jerry Pimm era.
G – Jeff Jonas
G – Andre Miller
F – Danny Vranes
F – Keith Van Horn
C – Andrew Bogut
G – Delon Wright
G – Jeff Judkins
F – Josh Grant
F – Tom Chambers
C – Mike Doleac
They were really struggling from the floor unitl Joe Johnson showed up in the fourth quarter. Derrick Favors looked really comfortable backing up Gobert and Rudy made a great comeback in a game where his minutes were limited. They won with Hayward not playing most of the game because of food poisoning.
I really think Game 5 falls right where they need it. If it is just food poisoning Hayward will be fine and be able to return for that game and Rudy will have a lessened minutes restriction. That to me is the game that gives the Jazz the best chance of winning. The only thing that may hurt is Austin Rivers could be back for the Clippers by that game.
They looked so inept for the first three quarters I stopped watching. I would have liked to see some of Joe Jesus in the fourth but I have to actually be entertained by the game to watch it that late at night.
Bummer indeed. He had a great game against UCLA. Guessing he wants more playtime somewhere else. Glad he got his degree and is working towards another.
Nothing but well wishes for the kid.
Ouch. That’s a major hit to the depth at safety. That was one of the deepest units on the team before his transfer. I sure hope it doesn’t force a change in the game plan like Brandon Cox’s transfer last year did for the quarterbacks.
He was third string coming out of spring ball. He deserves to start. It shows how deep we are at safety. I think we have 4 open scholarships right now. It wouldn’t shock me to see us pick up another kid or two.
Assuming that you’re refering to Ballard as the first string free safety, who was second in the spring? Or were you also counting Chase Hansen?