Utah Jazz: Workout attendees well aware of team's point guard situation
And how do the Jazz feel about the suspension Kabongo served this past season for providing false information about breaking NCAA rules by participating in an offseason camp paid for by an agent?
Only they know.
The smiling Kabongo, who missed Texas' first 23 games, sounded like a guy looking to push ahead from that past mistake.
"I'm confident in myself because I know I'm a hard worker. All those games I missed, it's unfortunate," said Kabongo, a 2012 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention player who averaged 14.6 points and 5.5 assists in only 11 games this year.
"It's time to move forward, and I'm just moving forward and enjoying this process."
At 6-4, Wolters has good size for a point guard. The third-team AP All-American averaged 22.3 points, 5.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds for South Dakota State last season. He is the school's all-time leading scorer and passer.
Wolters believes he'd be a "a good fit" with the Jazz, and said he's pretty good at reading defenses, running pick-and-rolls and loves to "just get teammates involved and make plays for others."
Snaer, a 6-5 guard, made a name for himself in college by hitting six game-winning shots in 14 months for the Seminoles, including one in a March win over Virginia. He scored 16 points in Florida State's 88-70 win over BYU last November.
Because of his ability to score, pass and dribble and his quickness, the athletic combo guard believes like he'll be an asset for an NBA team as a point guard and a shooting guard.
"Either way," he said, "I feel like I'm a matchup problem."
NOTES: Ennis, Kabongo, Iverson and Wolters will all participate in this week's NBA draft combine, which begins Wednesday in Chicago. BYU big man Brandon Davies was among the 60 players invited to the elite pre-draft camp, which will be attended by Jazz front-office members. Iverson, who transferred to Colorado State for his senior season after three years at Minnesota, was the oldest player of this group. He'll turn 24 on June 29. "I think I've got a lot of experience. I can step in and I'm ready to play right away," he said. "I've got a little more of an old man game right now." Asked to define "old man game," he laughed and said to media members, "I'm sure you guys can relate." Ennis has a former Jazz player's number in his phone: Bryon Russell, who also went to Long Beach State. "We communicate a lot. He just gives me good advice," Ennis said. "He says it's a good team (the Jazz), a good team to play for." Ennis laughed when told there's already an Enes on the Jazz. ... Utah hasn't announced when its next workout session will take place.
Saturday's Jazz workout participants
Myck Kabongo, PG, 6-1, 180, Texas
Mike Snaer, SG, 6-5, 202, Florida State
Nate Wolters, PG, 6-4, 190, South Dakota State
Forwards James Ennis, SG/SF, 6-6, 235, Long Beach State
Jamelle Hagins, PF, 6-9, 235, Delaware
Colton Iverson, C, 7-0, 255, Colorado State
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