NBA draft tracker: breaking down the mid- to late-first-round underclassmen

Published: Saturday, April 26 2014 5:35 p.m. MDT

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Ennis started from day one at Syracuse and did an impressive job of filling the shoes of another freshman point guard who left the Orange after one year in Michael Carter-Williams. Ennis is a great leader and a solid ball-handler who is best when he is getting into the paint. He is a good distributer who can also finish around the rim and also score from the free-throw line. Ennis led Syracuse to the third round of the NCAA tournament before they were upset by the Dayton Flyers.

On the season, Ennis averaged 12.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.1 steals a game. His most impressive offensive game of the year came in a November win over the California Bears when Ennis set his career-high with 28 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the floor. That day, Ennis also added four rebounds, four assists and three steals.
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truth in all its forms
henderson, NV

I highly doubt that the jazz would use a 1st round draft pick on Mitch Mcgary. He is declaring early after failing a drug test for marijuana. That would not fly in conservative Utah.

Thriller
Saint George, UT

Kyle Anderson, TJ Warren, Tyler Ennis, in that order. If any of those three are available, most likely Warren, then take them.

sptfyre
MAPLETON, UT

0 chance Ennis or Stauskas fall to the Jazz at 23, especially Ennis who is widely projected as a lottery pick and Stauskas as a potential lottery pick. And why would the Jazz ever want TJ Warren? He is a scorer that can't shoot! He was a 27% 3 pt shooter and only 69% from the foul line.

coleman51
Orem, UT

If Zach Lavine is available at 23, then no doubt he should be taken by the Jazz. He would be by far the most athletic of the entire group. The others are role players in the NBA with little upside. In some cases, they may not even be drafted at all. Let's see who the Jazz take first and then what happens after will be much more clear.

TerryHaimes
Sturgis, MS

If the League goes crazy over this draft as has been advertised, the Jazz need to trade trade trade.

RSLJAZZBYUUTAH
West Valley, UT

I like that Staukas kid from Michigan.

dhsalum
Saint George, UT

PJ Hairston should be on this list. He would have been a lottery pick if he played this season at UNC but was declared ineligible and he played in the D-League this season.

Very similar to Randy Foye but a few inches taller. Jazz really need an outside shooter on the bench.

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