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NBA: Jazz to work out Indiana's Zeller, UVU's Thompson

Published June 2, 2013 10:38 pm

NBA • Hoosier big man averaged 16.1 points and 7.4 rebounds last season.
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In preparation for the upcoming NBA Draft, Indiana's Cody Zeller and Utah Valley's Nick Thompson will work out for the Jazz on Monday morning at the team's practice facility.

The Jazz own the No. 14, No. 21 and No. 46 picks in the draft, which will be held on June 27.

Zeller is a 7-foot, 240-pound center/power forward who is a consensus lottery pick. Thompson, who transferred to Utah Valley from Oklahoma for his senior season, is a 6-foot-9, 212-pound forward.

Zeller doesn't turn 21 until Oct. 5. He averaged 16.1 points and 7.4 rebounds in 29.5 minutes last season for the Hoosiers. He was a first-team All-Big Ten selection by the league's coaches and media.

Thompson, who attended Clearfield High and the College of Eastern Utah before ending up at Utah Valley, averaged 9.9 points and 7.9 rebounds last season for Wolverine coach Dick Hunsaker.

In what turned out to be his last game at UVU, Thompson finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds in a 76-74 double overtime loss to Houston Baptist in the first round of the Great West Conference tournament in March. —

NBA Draft

P June 27, 5 p.m.

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