The Utah Jazz were on the lookout for a potential stretch-four in tonight’s draft after including Jae Crowder in a package to acquire veteran point guard Mike Conley from the Memphis Grizzlies. They may have found their man via another trade with the Indiana Pacers. The Jazz agreed acquired the rights to the College of Charleston forward, Jarrell Brantley, with the 50th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Brantley averaged double-digit points per game in all four of his seasons at Charleston, including averaging 19.4 points and 8.4 rebounds during his senior season. Brantley has the ability to pop out and shoot the three ball as a career 35.3% shooter in his college days. However, Brantley does most of his damage within the arc, averaging 9.0 two-point attempts per game over the past four years. The 50th pick throws his impressive 6’7 and 250 pound frame around in the paint.
Brantley will likely spend the majority of his first year with the Jazz G-league affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars, but should make a few appearances for the Jazz over the course of his first season.