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The Jazz held the first of dozens of pre-draft workouts Saturday. The first group included six players: Texas guard Andrew Jones, Northeastern guard T.J. Williams, UConn wing Rodney Purvis, Michigan wing Zak Irvin, Michigan big D.J. Wilson and George Washington big Tyler Cavanaugh.
The Utah Jazz still have at least one game remaining in their season Sunday against the LA Clippers, but the team will begin its workout process Saturday in advance of June 22’s NBA Draft. Texas’ Andrew Jones, Northeastern’s T.J. Williams, UConn’s Rodney Purvis, Michigan’s Zak Irvin and D.J. Wilson and George Washington’s Tyler Cavanaugh will audition for the Jazz at Zions Bank Basketball Center.
Three members of the UConn men’s basketball team, all with college eligibility remaining, have decided to take advantage of a new NBA Draft rule that allows players who do not hire an agent to work out for NBA teams and receive feedback from those teams before deciding whether to keep their names in the draft or return to college with no penalty. Sophomore Daniel Hamilton (Los Angeles, Calif.), junior Amida Brimah (Accra, Ghana) and redshirt junior Rodney Purvis (Raleigh, N.C.) have announced their intention to do so.
“As I said before, I do like the rule because it gives them an opportunity to go against other great players and then sit down with a general manager and get a true assessment of where they stand,” UConn coach Kevin Ollie said. “I just hope that they don’t sign with an agent right away, so it keeps their option open to go back to school with their eligibility.”