Gobert said he got his height from his father, who is 7 feet tall and played for Marist College in New York and as a professional in France for 10 years. His father hails from Guadeloupe in the West Indies, while his mother, who is “normal’’ size according to Gobert, is from France.
He said he patterns his game after Tyson Chandler defensively and Pau Gasol and Roy Hibbert offensively.
Lindsey credited Rich Sheubrooks, Utah’s director of global and pro scouting, in helping the Jazz get the two foreign players on draft night. Sheubrooks is in his second year with the Jazz and currently resides in Barcelona, Spain.
The Jazz GM is confident that Gobert will play with the team this year, but said they may have to wait on Neto.
“It’s open-ended," Lindsey said. "We have to get through free agency and get contractual information from Raul’s agent. Everybody needs to know with Raul, whether he is here this year or next, he’s part of the Jazz family. We’re totally committed to his career.’’
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