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Jazz Rank: Justin Wright-Foreman comes in 16th

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The 2nd round pick has a lot to prove

The Utah Jazz had a pretty quiet 2019 NBA draft. Prior to the draft, their first round pick was included in a deal to land Grizzly point guard Mike Conley. That meant they wouldn’t make a selection until the 53rd pick of the draft, which they used on Hofstra guard Justin Wright-Foreman.

As a recipient of one of Utah’s two-way contracts, it comes as no surprise that he finds himself towards the bottom of our ranking. What might surprise you, however, is the offensive firepower this kid has.

JWF played 4 years of college ball at Hofstra, improving each year he was there. As a senior, he led the team with over 27 points per game and shooting clips of nearly 51/43/86. He can light up a gym! If that’s not impressive to you, how he gets those points might be.

Step back, crossovers, floaters, 3’s. At 6’2”, he’s had to come up with just about any way possible to score that successfully. He’s certainly fun to watch when he gets it going, which was almost every game the last couple years.

It seems unlikely that he’ll do that in the NBA anytime soon, but crazier things have happened. He was an interesting investment as a late round developmental pick that will spend most of his time with the Stars. But maybe he could become a scorer off the bench down the line. It should be interesting to watch his development as the year progresses.

On to the next one!

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Who is the 15th most valuable player on the Utah Jazz roster?

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  • 0%
    Bojan Bogdanovic
    (2 votes)
  • 8%
    Tony Bradley
    (25 votes)
  • 37%
    Jarrell Brantley
    (105 votes)
  • 0%
    Mike Conley
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Ed Davis
    (0 votes)
  • 2%
    Dante Exum
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Rudy Gobert
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Jeff Green
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Joe Ingles
    (0 votes)
  • 2%
    Donovan Mitchell
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Emmanuel Mudiay
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Georges Niang
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Royce O’Neale
    (0 votes)
  • 30%
    Miye Oni
    (84 votes)
  • 16%
    Nigel Williams-Goss
    (45 votes)
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