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Jazz Rank: 13th goes to Miye Oni

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The Yale product has turned some heads so far

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A second round pick from a smaller school who chose to be #24? I’ll take those all day. Now Yale’s Miye Oni may not have the same career trajectory as Paul Millsap, but Oni certainly looks like he belongs in the NBA.

Miye played 3 years of college ball at Yale University, leading them to one of their best seasons in school history and nearly upsetting LSU in the first round of the NCAA tournament. He was the Ivy League Player of the Year after a very successful season last year.

The 6-6 guard had one of the higher verticals at the NBA combine with a max vert of 38.5 inches. His wingspan of nearly 6-11 should help his game as well. The Jazz were interested enough in Oni to buy their way back into the late 2nd round and draft him, making him the first Ivy league Player drafted in almost 25 years!

I like what I’ve seen from Oni so far this summer. He’s got good size and a good build for an NBA wing. Surprise, surprise, he also hits the 3 at a respectable clip. I love watching him when he’s on the move, as he has a good basketball IQ and maturity about his game. He also uses his athleticism to finish well around the rim.

The Jazz believe in him enough already to have given him a 3-year contract, with the second and third years being non-guaranteed. I can see playing his way into a regular rotation player by that second or third year.

Alright, let’s move on to the next round!

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Who is the 12th most valuable player on the Utah Jazz roster?

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  • 0%
    Bojan Bogdanovic
    (0 votes)
  • 52%
    Tony Bradley
    (155 votes)
  • 0%
    Mike Conley
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Ed Davis
    (2 votes)
  • 8%
    Dante Exum
    (25 votes)
  • 1%
    Rudy Gobert
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Jeff Green
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Joe Ingles
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    Donovan Mitchell
    (3 votes)
  • 16%
    Emmanuel Mudiay
    (49 votes)
  • 17%
    Georges Niang
    (53 votes)
  • 0%
    Royce O’Neale
    (1 vote)
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