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Utah Jazz to host another pre-draft workout Tuesday

Published: Friday, Sept. 4 2015 8:41 a.m. MDT

Gonzaga's Sam Dower Jr. (35) attempts a free throw during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pacific on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Spokane, Wash.  (Young Kwak, AP) Gonzaga's Sam Dower Jr. (35) attempts a free throw during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pacific on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. (Young Kwak, AP)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz will host their third pre-draft workout Tuesday morning with yet another group of long-shot NBA hopefuls.

This collection includes six players who recently ended their collegiate careers but aren't ranked in the top 100 of ESPN writer Chad Ford's rankings and aren't projected to be drafted.

The workout participants: Towson forward Jerrelle Benimon (6-8, 245), Gonzaga forward/center Sam Dower Jr. (6-9, 243), Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim (6-6, 220), Connecticut guard/forward Niels Giffey (6-7, 204), Indiana State guard Jake Odum (6-4, 180) and Florida guard Scottie Wilbekin (6-2, 176).

The Jazz will continue to hold workouts leading up to the June 26 NBA draft as the organization hopes to acquire as much information on as many potential pros as possible.

Utah will find out where it picks in the lottery Tuesday night. The Jazz are in the No. 4 position, but could end up anywhere from No. 1 through No. 7.

Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim (3) shoots as North Carolina forward James Michael McAdoo (43) defends during the second half of a third-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 23, 2014, in San Antonio. (David J. Phillip, AP) Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim (3) shoots as North Carolina forward James Michael McAdoo (43) defends during the second half of a third-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 23, 2014, in San Antonio. (David J. Phillip, AP)

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