Utah Jazz: Former Ute Jason Washburn participates in Jazz pre-draft workout

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  • Magna Ute Fan Magna, UT
    July 21, 2013 7:15 p.m.

    Jason should go to the celtics

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    June 10, 2013 1:21 p.m.

    Hopefully Jason gets a good look with a NBA summer league team or two. That will help his stock rise in Europe. It was great watching what Krystko was able to do with Wash.

    Duckhunter - I wasn't aware that this was an article about JaMarcus Russell, but its interesting you'd bring him up. While we are on the topic though, who is BYU's worst #1 overall pick. Actually you don't have to answer, this is a Utah basketball article. Since it is a basketball article we could talk about overall NBA #1 picks if you'd like.

  • UtesBy5 Syracuse, UT
    June 9, 2013 10:33 p.m.


    Worst #1 overall pick in NFL history? LOL

    Seriously, which are you, a Utah "hater" or a byu "fan"? My money is on the former.

    Getting back to NBA players, how is that 1st rounder from byu doing? Worst #10 pick in NBA history? It's quite possible.

    Good luck Jason!

  • Rockarolla West Jordan, UT
    June 8, 2013 10:52 p.m.

    The jazz must have needed to fill a roster spot at camp that day. Washburn is not an NBA or even a D-league prospect. He has too many holes in his game. Too slow, too lurpey, too bad.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 8, 2013 4:27 p.m.


    That's a great point, he should have been called out for trying to put the worst #1 overall pick in NFL history into "maybe" the top half of the NFL. There's no "maybe", there's no chance.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    June 7, 2013 5:39 p.m.

    Blimey, mate! Azute1 - don't you know? He's just doing his job as self appointed determiner of "commenters that are ill informed or have uneducated opinions". Funny how he didn't play that role against himself when he boldly posted that Alex Smith "maybe" in the top half of the NFL.

    Jason, I wish you well. You represented Utah and yourself very well. You are a class act. I am hoping you stick in the NBA somewhere, but I will most likely have to root for you from afar.

    Go Utes!!

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    June 7, 2013 4:01 p.m.

    BTW, it's impressive watching the extent to which this purported USC fan continues to go to in showing us how much he's actually a USC fan and NOT really just simply another average byu fan. Impressive display of loyalty!

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    June 7, 2013 3:59 p.m.

    This invite was made possible by the significantly remarkable turn-around JW made under Coach LK's tutelage. 100% impossible, were it not for Coach LK. I'm happy as all heck for JW.

    Some of the greatest experiences I've had as a UTAH Alumnus and an avid UTE fan were of watching JW play, but in particular watching him in-person down here inside of WFA against ASU and TMC against ua this last season. It was utterly surreal to see what seemingly appeared to be some kid I'd never previously seen. He, LITERALLY, abused each and every player those 2 teams threw at him. Not even the typically rabid, heckling ASU students during his FT-Attempts could even remotely faze him. The dude was in a freaking ZONE.

    OUTSTANDING person/player, and it was great to have finally met him in-person inside of Walmart up there in S.L.C. over the holidays, right after watching UTAH play against College of Idaho in THC. Good luck to you UTAH UTE for life, Jason Washburn!

  • Gone fishin Murray, UT
    June 7, 2013 3:49 p.m.

    Crissy B,
    Since Jimmer IS in the NBA and Josh is a wanna be I'm guessing your money is on Jimmer?

  • Tajemnica West Valley, Utah
    June 7, 2013 2:35 p.m.

    @Chris B
    I didn't know you had such a man crush on Jimmer. That's so sweet of you to say about him. I don't think either will be in the NBA 5 years from now but it's good to see you shed your hatred of BYU for one brief moment. Good on you. Also nice to see you post on a utah article for a change.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 7, 2013 1:58 p.m.

    If I had to guess whether Jimmer or Washburn had a better chance at being in the NBA five years from now, I know where I'd go!

  • THE MTN MAN Taylorsville, UT
    June 7, 2013 1:36 p.m.

    I'm not a Ute fan but I really like Washburn. He stuck it out through some really tough times and didn't bail like everyone else did. And he always gave 100 percent effort. Like others have said, he won't play in the NBA, but hope he makes a good living in Europe. Good luck to him.

  • Bomar Roberts, ID
    June 7, 2013 11:42 a.m.

    You can't teach "tall" and that's where his talent begins and ends regarding the NBA. Yesterday is as close as he will get to the NBA. He has a shot at playing in Asia or third tier in Europe if he wants to continue his basketball career.
    That being said, if he want to work at ESL, it will be as a vendor.

  • Monk Pleasant Grove, UT
    June 7, 2013 11:30 a.m.

    Love Washburn, but he isn't an NBA player. He has heart and guts, but not enough.

  • Tajemnica West Valley, Utah
    June 7, 2013 8:35 a.m.

    Sure would be convenient to work down the street from where you went to school.

  • PAC12Fan South Jordan, UT
    June 7, 2013 7:21 a.m.

    Jason is not done playing but it won't be in he U. S. Go to Europe my friend.

  • Thriller Saint George, UT
    June 6, 2013 9:03 p.m.

    You can't measure heart but this kid's got it in spades. I would love to see the Jazz take him in the second round.