NBA draft tracker: 2 Ohio State standouts among the 6 college stars working out with the Jazz

Published: Monday, June 2 2014 1:13 p.m. MDT

Associated Press
Six more players were in town Monday morning as the Jazz continue to look at as many draft eligible players as possible. Like many of the players in the first few groups to come in for pre-draft workouts, none of the players that were in on Monday are considered first-round talent. The most notable names in the group are a pair of players from Ohio State in Aaron Craft and LaQuinton Ross. Local college basketball fans should recognize two other names from the group in Cameron Bairstow from New Mexico and Roscoe Smith from UNLV.

Here is a look at how each of the six workout attendees performed in college:

  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
Alpine, UT

Looking a bit more closely at the individuals in this group, I get a better idea of why Jazz management is giving them a closer look-see. It's possible there could be a diamond in the rough in this group.

Aaron Croft's 694 assists, the 2nd most in the Big Ten in the last 15 years, plus being named conference defensive player of the year the past 2 seasons, on top of leading the league in steals sounds an awfully lot like John Stockton's college numbers.

Cameron Barstow at 6'9" and 250 lbs is a very solid paint guy. Averaging over 20 points per game on 55.6% shooting to go along with 7.4 rebounds per game is a very respectable resume.

Billy Baron could be the big surprise. Averaging over 24 ppg while shooting over 42% from 3 point range and 88% from the free-throw line... to go along with 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game is very impressive, even when playing in a smaller conference. Filling a stat sheet with those numbers is seldom done in any conference at any place. He should be fun to follow.

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