It is a little more than a week away from the draft and the Jazz have eight more college stars in town to show of their skills for the Utah brass. The biggest name of the group is potential top 10 pick Julius Randle who led the Kentucky Wildcats to the National Championship game after an impressive freshman campaign. He is joined at the work out by a pair of other SEC stars in Casey Prather and Jordan McRae. The other notable player at the work out on Wednesday is UConn underclassman DeAndre Daniels who made a name for himself in the Huskies’ tournament run to the National title.
Here is a look at how each of the players performed during their time in college.
All heights and weights are from ESPN.com
Julius Randle, 6-9, 250, forward, Kentucky: Randle was the most impressive of a dominant freshman class for the Wildcats. He does most of his damage on the offensive end with his back to the basket, but also has a solid face up game. Randle is a great offensive rebounder who can finish with either hand at the rim and does a fantastic job of drawing fouls.
In his lone season at Kentucky Randle averaged 15 points on 50.1 percent shooting from the floor, 10.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 40 games.
Mike Burwell, 6-5, 205, guard, Towson: Burwell spent two seasons at South Florida, but saw very little time on the floor before transferring to Towson for his last two seasons of college ball. While at Towson, Burwell saw significantly more minutes and had solid production. His best season came as a senior in 2013-14 when Burwell averaged 10.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 36 games.
For his career, Burwell averaged 6.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and one assist in 117 games.
DeAndre Daniels, 6-9, 195, forward, UConn: Daniels is an intriguing prospect because of his length and versatility. Daniels spent three seasons honing his craft for the Huskies and had huge strides from his freshman to his junior season. His biggest improvement came with his outside shot where Daniels went from 24 percent 3-point shooter in 2011-12 to a 41.7 shooter in 2013-14. His most productive season came in ’13-14 when Daniels averaged a career-high 13.1 points, six rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 38 games.
For his three-year career, Daniels 9.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 99 games.
Langston Hall, 6-4, 180, point guard, Mercer: Hall is a pass first point guard who can also stretch a defense with his ability to knock down the long-range bomb. Although Hall earned huge minutes all four seasons on the floor for the Bears, he has shown tremendous growth along the way. His most productive season came as a senior in 2013-14 when Hall averaged 14.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 36 games.
For his career, Hall averaged 11.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.3 steals in 138 games.
Jordan McRae, 6-6, 185, guard, Tennessee: McRae was the go to guy for the Volunteers from the perimeter each of the last two seasons because of his shooting range and soft touch. McRae is a little small for a two-guard (he measured 6-3.75 without shoes at the draft combine, according to DraftExpress.com), but is a solid shot blocker because of his incredible wingspan. His most productive season came in 2013-14 when McRae averaged 18.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and one block in 37 games.
For his career, McRae averaged 13.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 114 games.
Casey Prather, 6-6, 212, guard-forward, Florida: Prather doesn’t have great range or touch on his jumper, but is very effective going to the basket and drawing contact. Although Prather played four seasons with the Gators, it wasn’t until his senior season that he was given a real opportunity to contribute. That year, Prather averaged 13.8 points on 60.3 percent shooting from the floor to go along with five rebounds, 1.6 assists and one steal in 37 games.
For his career, Prather averaged 6.2 points and three rebounds in 127 games.
Tristan Spurlock, 6-8, 230, forward, Central Florida: Spurlock played meaningful minutes for three seasons at Central Florida after transferring from Virginia following his freshman year. He is a solid all-around player who can contribute in a number of ways. His most productive season came in as a junior in 2012-13 when he averaged 11.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and one steal in 28 games.
For his career, Spurlock averaged 8.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 105 games.
Kendall Williams, 6-4, 180, point guard, New Mexico: Williams is a player many local college basketball fans should be familiar with since he ran the show for the Lobos each of the last four seasons. Williams is a great penetrator who is a handful when he gets into the paint because he can finish at the rim or create open looks for his teammates. His most productive season came as a senior in 2013-14 when Williams averaged a career-high 16 points a night as well as 3.6 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.6 steals.
For his career, Williams averaged 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.4 steals in 137 games.