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In this edition of the Deseret News Sports Podcast, listen to audio from Utah center Jakob Poeltl's press conference Wednesday morning, where he announces his decision to declare for the NBA Draft after two years with the Utes.
Poeltl, a projected Top 10 pick by ESPN, USA Today, DraftExpress.com, NBADraft.net and others, will be the first Austrian in the NBA, whenever his name is heard during the June draft. That is something he said he is proud of.
"I think the first time I'll actually realize what this means, is the next time I'm going to be back home," Poeltl said. "In my mind, it's just unbelievable — I don't want to put too much into this because I'm obviously really proud of it. I want there to be a lot more people coming out of Austria to the NBA in the future. And I think that's the most rewarding part about this that I'm the first Austrian to make it to the NBA. I really hope this will boost basketball in Austria and make it popular, and make more kids play basketball and maybe up the level of basketball in Austria."
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