Mike Sorensen: For the media's sake, let's hope Jazz take Larkin, Plumlee and not Adetokoubo, Lypovyy
He averaged 22.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists on 50 percent shooting, 38 percent from 3-point range and 81 percent from the line. Perhaps the most impressive stat was that he only averaged a little more than two turnovers while playing 38 minutes per game.
Wolters is projected to be a late first-round or early second-round choice, meaning the Jazz would have to stretch to take him at 21 and won’t likely see him around at 46.
Aside from those four, I wouldn’t mind of the Jazz took Marquette guard Vander Blue, because it would be cool writing his name in stories. Same with Ian Hummer, the 6-7 forward from Princeton.
By the same token, I hope they don’t pick Georgia Tech’s Mfon Udofia, Oklahoma’s Amath M’Baye, Minnesota’s Trevor Mbakwe or Louisville’s Gorgui Dieng, names I’d have to look up every time I wrote a story.
The worst, however would be a couple of guys who didn’t work out for the Jazz. Giannis Adetokoubo of Greece, the youngest player in this year’s draft at age 19, is slated to go in the top 15, while Oleksandr Lypovyy of the Ukraine should be available when the Jazz pick in the second round.
So that’s the nightmare scenario for us sportswriter types: Utah drafting Adetokoubo in the first round and Lypovyy in the second.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed for Larkin and Plumlee.
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