Having a lottery pick and a selection at No. 23 gives the woeful Jazz a few options -- and a few showed the NBA and the Jazz what they can do.
Let’s see how the draft hopefuls did on night one of the NCAA Sweet 16.
Aaron Gordon, Arizona
Gordon had 15 points for the Wildcats -- who held on to defeat a game San Diego State team, 70-64.
He stuffed the stat sheet -- scoring 15 points, grabbing six rebounds and dishing out two assists to go with two blocks.
Nick Johnson, Arizona
Gordon wasn’t the only Wildcat player to come up big for Arizona when it was needed. Johnson didn’t score a single point until just 2:45 remained in the game.
At that point, however, he scored 15 points to help lead Arizona to a come-from-behind win over San Diego State -- and a date with Wisconsin in the Elite Eight on Saturday, March 29.
Kyle Anderson, UCLA
As reports swirl about the Internet that Anderson is about to declare for the NBA Draft, the 6-9 sophomore out of New Jersey continued to boggle the mind on Thursday, March 28 with a scintillating performance that reminded you of Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
He had 11 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two steals playing “point-forward” for the Bruins in their 79-68 loss to Florida at the NCAA Sweet 16.
Zach LaVine, UCLA
LaVine’s situation at UCLA is a bit different than Anderson’s in that his handlers, including his father think the freshman was “under-used.”
So like other former Bruins, LaVine appears to be ready to test his lot in the NBA Draft. In his last game as a collegian LaVine scored just five points and grabbed two rebounds in 24 minutes of play in a Sweet 16 loss to Florida.
Jordan Adams, UCLA
Adams has yet to publicly say whether he’s declaring for the NBA Draft -- but the 6-5 sophomore had the best night of any Bruin against the mighty Florida Gators.
He scored 17 points and had four rebounds in just 28 minutes of action for UCLA.