Jazz work out six prospects I am unacquainted with
The Jazz worked out six draft prospects on Saturday: Noah Hartsock, Robbie Hummel, Toure Murry, Kim English (Missouri guard), Jorge Gutierrez (Cal guard), and Maalik Wayns (Villanova guard).
Noah Hartsock (BYU forward)
** First NBA workout; next one at Golden State
** Even if [I] don’t make the NBA, I’ll just frame this practice jersey and tell my kids, “Yeah, I was in the NBA.”
Robbie Hummel (Purdue forward)
** 6th or 7th or 8th NBA workout; has lost track
** [Do you feel like you’d fit in with the Jazz?] I feel fine. I feel like it could be a good organization for me to play with. I’ve known Gordon [Hayward] since my freshman year of college, senior year of high school, so it’d be cool to play with him. I kinda feel like I play pretty similar to Gordon, so I think I’d fit in the system nicely.
** NBA comparison: I think I could be like a Jared Dudley-type. Somebody that rebounds, defends, can shoot the ball. I think that’s my main strength, is my shooting, but also I’m 6’8″ and I think I’m an underrated rebounder so I think I can bring a lot of things to the table. I’m a pretty versatile guy.
Toure Murry (Wichita State guard)
** 3rd NBA workout; worked out with L.A. and Houston previously
** [Do you think the Jazz would be a good fit for you?] Definitely be a good fit. They have a lot of young guards, and I feel like I can just come in and compete and blend in and give whatever the coaching staff ask me to do. I playmake; have great post man Al Jefferson, [Paul] Millsap, Gordon Hayward. I’ve been watching that team a lot, and 47 pick is on. Everybody wants to get picked. It’s only 60 of them, so anywhere between one and 60, I’m happy.
** NBA comparison: I’m a Houston kid, and when Tracy McGrady came to Houston I really watch his game. He’s long, athletic, and I feel the same with handles, can shoot the ball, so I just feel like a little smaller size Tracy McGrady.
Walt Perrin (Jazz scout)
** [How much time have you guys spent scouting lottery picks in case the Jazz trade up?] We’ve seen just about everybody in this draft at least once. Let me change that. We’ve seen most of the people that everybody has getting drafted at least once, maybe more like three, four times. So we’ve seen quite a few players.
** [Is there a particular skillset you’re looking for? Outside shooting, maybe?] Uh…probably making your teammates better and winning. Moreso than anything else. (Utah Jazz)