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Monroe, of Georgetown, to work out with team

Published June 4, 2010 12:36 am

The power forward/center could be their No. 9 pick in draft.
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The Jazz will open pre-draft workouts this morning with one of the prospects most favored to be their choice with the No. 9 pick in Georgetown power forward/center Greg Monroe.

With no other players scheduled to take part, Monroe will be the featured attraction on what will be his 20th birthday as well. The 6-foot-11, 247-pound Monroe averaged 16.1 points and 9.6 rebounds before leaving Georgetown after his sophomore season.

The individual workout was stipulated by Monroe's agent, David Falk, and the Jazz are not expecting Monroe to return to Utah to work out against other players as the June 24 draft draws closer.

Monroe is regarded as both a skilled post player and superb passer — he totaled 12 assists in a Feb. 9 victory over Providence, the most by a center in Big East history — and could help fill the void for the Jazz should Carlos Boozer leave as a free agent.

Monroe has been linked to the Jazz in several mock drafts and has a Utah connection through his uncle Norm Dixon, who played football at Brigham Young. Monroe, though, has been projected to go as high as No. 5 to Sacramento in the draft.

Ross Siler