With the first day of pre-draft workouts in the books, Utah has six more players in town to show what they are made of and prove if they are worth a draft pick or at least a summer league invite. The Jazz brought in a pretty even mix of players from different positions including a few familiar faces out of the PAC 12. Here is a look at how each of the players from the second day of workout performed while in college.
Travis Bader, 6-5 guard, Oakland: Bader is a volume shooter who spends most of his time on offense outside the 3-point line. In fact, Bader has attempted (1,246) and made (504) the most 3-point shots in NCAA history. Bader had his most productive season as a junior when he averaged 22.1 points in more than 38 minutes a night. As a senior Bader’s scoring dipped as Oakland moved to the Horizon league but he still managed 20.6 points a game even though he shot just 38.6 percent from the floor. As well as being a good shooter from behind the arc, Bader is also an excellent free-throw shooter having made 94.3 percent of his shoots from the charity stripe during 2013-14.
For his career, Bader averaged 17.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 137 games.
Justin Cobbs, 6-3 guard, California: Cobbs spent his last year years playing for the Golden Bear after spending his freshman season the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Cobbs ran the point for Cal and has shown the ability to be a solid distributor and a scoring threat once he gets into the lane. Cobbs had his most impressive year in 2013-14 when he averaged career highs in scoring (15.6 per game) and assists (5.8 per game). Those numbers placed him ninth in the PAC 12 in scoring and second in assists. In fact, Cobbs finished in the top four in assists per game in each of his three seasons at Cal.
For his career, Cobbs averaged 11.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 136 games.
Cameron Clark, 6-7 guard-forward, Oklahoma: Clark is another four-year player who contributed each season he has been with the sooner. His first three years, Clark didn’t look to score all that often, but that changed as a senior thanks to some impressive shooting from beyond the arc. In 2013-14, Clark averaged 15.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting from 3-point range, 5.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists and one steal in just under 28 minutes a game.
For his career, Clark averaged 10 points, 4.5 assists and one assist in 128 games with the Sooners.
Fuquan Edwin, 6-6 guard-forward, Seton Hall: Edwin is a terrific defender who can also score the ball. His best statistical season came in 2012-13 when Edwin averaged a career-high 16.5 points while shooting better than 41 percent from distance. He also added 5.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 2.4 steals in 33 games. Although his shooting fell off a bit from the outside as a senior, Edwin still managed to scoring 14.5 points a night thanks impart to improved shooting from the free-throw line.
For his career, Edwin averaged 12.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 2.3 steals in 127 games.
Josh Huestis, 6-7 forward, Stanford: Huestis is a long and athletic wing who is a skilled rebounder and shot blocker. He wasn’t called upon to score a lot with the Cardinal but still managed to average in double figures each of his last two seasons. Most of his scoring early in his career came around the rim on put backs, but Huestis has developed a serviceable face up game. As a senior, Huestis averaged 11.2 points and 1,2 assists while finishing sixth in the PC 12 in rebounds per game (8.2) and forth in blocked shots (1.9).
For his career, Huestis averaged 7.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 135 games.
Joe Jackson, 6-1 guard, Memphis: Jackson played significant time in each of his four seasons as the Tigers point guard. Jackson is a solid play maker with good quickness who is at his best when he’s going to the rim. His most impressive season with the Tigers came as a junior in 2012-13 when Jackson averaged 13.6 points, on 51.9 percent shooting from the floor, including 44.7 percent from beyond the arc. He also added 3.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.7 steals in 36 games that year.
For his career, Jackson averaged 12.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.4 steals in 139 games.