Apr 2, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Brigham Young Cougars player Brandon Davies (0) dunks against the Baylor Bears during the first half of the NIT Tournament Semi-Final at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

With the 46th Pick the Utah Jazz Select...


The Utah Jazz are known for finding good talent in the second round.  Pieces like Paul Millsap(47th), Mark Eaton (72), Delaney Rudd (83), Ike Austin (48), Bryon Russell (45), Mo Williams (47), Wesley Matthews (undrafted) and even include Jeremy Evans (55).  Obviously most attention is on the first two picks of the draft (14,21), but at 46 the Jazz might find someone who will make the team with all the open spots and provide a spark like the previous mentioned players.

At 46 the Utah Jazz select… Brandon Davies out of BYU.  I know what you’re all thinking and yes I am a little bit of a homer.  NBA.com has Brandon Davies NBA player comparison none other than Paul Millsap. (coincidence? I doubt it) Brandon Davies wasn’t even considered in the top 60 players entering the draft until his MVP performance at the Portsmouth Invitational at the end of the season. Davies averaged 20.7 points (2nd), 9.3 rebounds (T-4th), 67.6% field goal (1st), 3 assists (19th), 1.3 steals (17th), 1 block (T-13th) while not even being in the top 20 of minutes per game.

At 6’9″ and 235 lbs, Brandon Davies can hold his own as a power forward in this league.  He will need to add muscle and quickness but his fundamentals are a step ahead.  He is an elite passer for his size and has a plethora of moves in the paint.  If the Jazz have the chance to draft Davies at 46 it should be a no-brainer.


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