By KAREEM COPELAND
AP Sports Writer
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ The Utah Jazz held their first predraft workout of the offseason Wednesday, hosting six seniors and officially beginning the next stage of player evaluation.
Coach Quin Snyder is out of town this week, but general manager Dennis Lindsey, assistant general manager Justin Zanik and vice president of player personnel Walt Perrin were all in attendance. Assistant coach Brad Jones ran the session that included guards D.J. Newbill (Penn State), Rayvonte Rice (Illinois), Trey Zeigler (TCU), Russell Byrd (Master’s College), Denzel Livingston (Incarnate Word) and forward Maurice Ndour (Ohio).
Perrin says the early workout is beneficial as the team is going through the process with this coaching staff for the first time and is preparing for “bigger and longer” workouts. These players get the experience of what future NBA workouts will entail.