Jazz select Cody Williams, Isaiah Collier with 2024 NBA Draft picks

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Posted at 7:12 PM, Jun 26, 2024

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz selected Cody Williams and Isaiah Collier with their two picks in the 2024 NBA Draft.

Williams, a versatile forward out of the University of Colorado, was picked 10th overall after averaging 11.9 points and three rebounds per game in his freshman season in Boulder.

The 19-year-old is the younger brother of Oklahoma City Thunder star Jalen Williams.

"Williams has the length and athleticism to play the wing in the NBA and showed flashes of skill in his one season at Colorado, but realistically he’s a developmental player who needs to fill out his body, work on his pull-up game and hone the rest of his craft to make an NBA-level impact," wrote The Athletic's John Hollinger of the Williams selection.

Later in the night, with the 29th selection, Utah picked guard Isaiah Collier out of USC. Once thought to have a shot at being the No.1 selection heading into last season, Collier struggled a bit with his game and health in one season with the Trojans.

"Collier's shot-creation gifts and physicality at the rim set the bar high coming into the season, and while he finished better than he started, he had some ups and downs at USC. His upside is apparent, but he has questions to answer on both ends at the NBA level," wrote ESPN analyst Jonathan Givony.

The Jazz currently have one more selection remaining with the second pick in the second round of the NBA Draft that gets underway Thursday.