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Local flavor in the NBA: How Utah players are faring in the pros

Published: Sunday, Aug. 2 2015 11:40 p.m. MDT

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard , right, drives past New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) (Don Ryan, AP) Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard , right, drives past New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) (Don Ryan, AP)

In a rebuilding year for the Utah Jazz, there is still plenty to cheer about as a local basketball fan. Five players from local colleges are in the NBA now and some are have a huge impact on the success of their respective teams.

Here is a look at how our local college legends are performing today.

Jay Yeomans is a courier by day and a freelance writer by night. He is the creator and lead writer of the website jmoneysports.com. Contact him at jmoney34@hotmail.com. Twitter: @jmoneysports

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