Posted by: Diana on June 6th, 2011The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
When Jackson Emery worked out with the Jazz last week it was suppose to be about him and his future career in basketball, it didn’t take long however for Jackson’s interview to be all about Jimmer.
The BYU back court running mates had a special year. Never has so much media attention been poured upon BYU basketball and it was all because of Jimmer.
Jackson when asked if he has had or will be having workouts with anymore NBA teams, responded with
In the past couple weeks he’s been a lot more agressive, learning how to do things defensively, asking questions. Thats the one thing about Jimmer once there are doubters he wants to prove the doubters wrong. Even a good defender college level, go to play derrick rose, he’s going to go off.
Jimmer has had his doubters at every level of ball, Jimmer has always seemed to be able to prove his doubters wrong. Jimmer seems to once again be proving his doubters wrong with his workouts the last few weeks. Before workouts Jimmer was projected to go in the 17-20 range (unless of course Utah or Phoenix went crazy taking him at 12 or 13). Throughout the workouts Jimmer has slowly been moving up, now there is talk he may even go as high as 7 to Sacramento.
Greg Miller touched on Jimmer in a recent interview on 1320 KFAN (interview here) . Greg of course talked about how the Jazz’s standard is to always take the best player available regardless of position and need. Greg went on to say that however when you get down to 12 there are not many impact players. There is not much difference between picks 12-15. If Jimmer is in that range and maybe not even 12 on their board he will probably be picked.
Greg said how Jimmer could bring other things to the Jazz. Greg said how he has never had so much input from people about any other player and its 20-1 in being positive for Jimmer. Greg also mentioned that the Jazz have talked a lot about what drafting Jimmer could bring to the Jazz. The Jazz have figured his jersey sales would match the jersey sales of the Finals years. Greg did say however that all of that wears off if the Jazz are not winning, so Jimmer will only be picked if its whats best for the team.
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