28. Utah Jazz draft Colby Jones
The Jazz had a great start to the draft as they grabbed Taylor Hendricks with the ninth pick and Kobe Bufkin with the 16th pick. Utah decides to use their last pick of the first round on Colby Jones.
Jones is a wing from Xavier and looks like he’ll turn into a great role player in the NBA.
He averaged 15 points, 4.4 assists, and 1.3 steals last season at Xavier. He is a great two-way player and is a plug-and-play player that Utah would love to add to their core.
Jones can do it all.
He is a reliable wing defender and has a high motor. Jones stays engaged and doesn’t give his man much space.
On offense, Jones is versatile and has a balanced game. He is a great shooter as he shot 37.8 percent from three and is best off the catch.
When he’s not shooting, he’s getting into the paint and scoring around the basket. He attacks closeouts and lets the game come to him.
A first round of Hendricks, Bufkin, and Jones would be a great day for Utah. Utah as a whole lacks star power, but adding some good, young role players into the mix will be beneficial.