Jazz Select Three Players in the Second Round
The Utah Jazz selected forward/center Joel Bolomboy with the 52th overall pick and added guard Tyrone Wallace with the 60th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, held Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. In addition, the Jazz also acquired the draft rights to Marcus Paige (55th overall pick) from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for the draft rights to Isaiah Whitehead (42nd overall pick) and cash considerations.
Bolomboy (6-9, 235) averaged 17.1 points on 57.3 percent shooting and grabbed 12.6 rebounds (third in the nation) during his senior year, setting a school single-season record by tallying 415 total rebounds. He was named the 2016 Big Sky Player of the Year and finished his four-year career as the all-time leader in rebounds for Weber State as well as the Big Sky.
Born in Russia, Bolomboy played high school basketball at Keller Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
Paige (6-2, 175) played four seasons at North Carolina, averaging 13.1 points, 4.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds while shooting 37.5 percent from three-point range in 141 career games. He helped lead the Tar Heels to the 2016 NCAA Championship Game. Paige was recognized as an Academic All-American in three seasons, including First Team following his senior season. He was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team in 2015 and 2016 as well as the 2014 ACC Most Improved Player of the Year.
The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native played high school basketball at Linn-Mar High School in Marion, Iowa, helping them to a 2011 AAAA State Championship. Paige was selected as the 2012 Gatorade Iowa Boys Basketball Player of the Year and Iowa Mr. Basketball.
Wallace (6-5, 200) was a four-year starter for California, averaging 15.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting, 5.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists as a senior. He helped the Golden Bears to two NCAA Tournament appearances. He finished his career ranked in the top 10 of the school’s points, assists and steals leaderboard.