SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz on Saturday conducted what vice president of player personnel Walt Perrin said will in all likelihood be the team’s final workout before Thursday’s NBA draft.
If mock drafts are on target, the most marquee prospect at Zions Bank Basketball Center was Baylor forward Johnathan Motley, who many project will be taken in the early to mid-second round.
Motley was joined by Gonzaga point guard Nigel Williams-Goss, Houston wing Damyean Dotson, North Carolina forward Isaiah Hicks, La Salle guard Jordan Price and Southeast Missouri State wing Antonius Cleveland.
“It was great,” Motley said of how he felt the workout went. “Played with a lot of energy, played good defensively and shot the ball well during the workout. I think I did pretty good.”
The 6-foot-9, 238-pound Motley, who led the Bears with averages of 17.3 points and 9.8 rebounds per game last season as a junior, has a unique connection with the Jazz, thanks to being a collegiate teammate with Jake Lindsey, the former Olympus Titan standout who is the son of Utah general manager Dennis Lindsey.
“Dennis comes all the time to see Jake and also see us,” Motley said. “It’s just been a good relationship …
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