The Utah Jazz have two first-round picks in the upcoming NBA draft, including the final selection of the first round. While it isn’t the easiest place to find a contributor, there have been plenty of solid players over the years who heard their names called at pick No. 30. In fact, there have even been five All-Stars and a Hall of Famer.
Here is a look at the best-of-the-best of the No. 30 selections in the NBA draft.
Other notables: Jeff Judkins, Marko Jaric, Sean Rooks and Mark West.
Note: Hall of Famer Spencer Haywood was also drafted with the No. 30 overall pick, but it was after he was already playing in the ABA.
10. Howard Eisley, Boston College, Minnesota Timberwolves, 1994
Eisley lasted 12 seasons in the NBA where he played for eight teams, including a very successful stint as Utah’s backup point guard. One of his best seasons came with the New York Knicks when he started 76 games and averaged 9.1 points, 5.4 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 27.4 minutes.
For his career, he averaged 6.5 points on 40.7 percent shooting with 3.5 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 786 games.
9. Don May, University of Dayton, New York Knicks, 1968
May was a natural scorer who put up big numbers. His best season came with the Buffalo Braves in 1970-71 when he averaged 20.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting from the field. He also contributed 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 35.1 minutes a night.
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