SALT LAKE CITY — Utah basketball fans will get the opportunity to see both of the Jazz's rookies this Monday at SLCC.
Guard Alec Burks, the No. 12 pick in the June draft, will join Turkish center Enes Kanter, the third-overall selection, in the Pro Player Charity Classic.
The game, which will feature Jazz players pitted against various NBA guys, will also include a third lottery pick: BYU star Jimmer Fredette, who was taken 10th by Milwaukee before being traded to Sacramento.
While the NBA continues to miss games due to the lockout, this event will give Jazz fans a rare opportunity to see the bulk of their favorite pro team.
Other Jazz players signed up for this charity game include: Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, Devin Harris, Derrick Favors and Jeremy Evans, along with free-agents-to-be Ronnie Price and Earl Watson.2 comments on this story
The NBA team will feature Fredette, Chauncey Billups, ex-Jazzman Wesley Matthews, Stephen Curry, Corey Maggette and Anthony Tolliver. More players are expected to be announced soon.
Net proceeds from the game will benefit multiple player-backed charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Special Olympics, Ronald McDonald House and the OI Foundation, among others.
Tickets for the game — 7 p.m. at the Lifetime Activities Center (Bruin Arena) — can be purchased through all Smith'sTix outlets.