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

Roscoe Smith, 6-8, 215, forward, UNLV Next List » 6 of 6 « Prev
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Smith declared for the draft after playing just one season with the Running Rebels. The junior forward played his first two seasons of college ball with the UConn Huskies before heading to the desert. His lone season was very a successful one for Smith who led the Mountain West Conference in rebounding, according to sports-reference.com. That season he averaged 11.1 points on 54.4 percent shooting from the field to go along with 10.9 rebounds in 31 games.

For his career, Smith averaged 7.1 points and 6.3 rebounds in 105 games.

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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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