Michigan forward D.J. Wilson said he’d stay in the draft only if he’d go in the first round. Yet, despite not doing any on-court work at the combine, the borderline first-rounder remained in the draft beyond the withdrawal deadline. What gives? Rod
Jack Stockton, the father of Utah Jazz legend and NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton, died Saturday. He was 89 years old. The elder Stockton was a prominent figure in the Spokane, Wash., community as a co-founder of Jack and Dan's tavern. The Jazz released a statement on his passing Sunday. "Jack was a valued member of the extended Jazz family, and his loss will be felt by many," the organization said. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Stockton family during this difficult time."
The Louisville star is one of the most explosive scorers in the draft, someone who can get to the basket with ease off the dribble but also someone who possesses a lethal jumpshot. He averaged 15.6 points per game for the Cardinal, shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 80.6 percent from the free-throw line. He also averaged 4.9 rebounds per game. And he's proven himself as a two-way player on the collegiate level. He led a Louisville team that struggled to score to a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and a top-10 national ranking. The Jazz felt fortunate they could secure a workout from him because his projected draft range sits above Utah's first-round positions at 24 and 30. Mitchell is