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Wenyen Gabriel set to work out with the Utah Jazz


Kentucky forward Wenyen Gabriel may have been the lone Wildcat to not receive an invite to the NBA Combine, but there is still interest around the league in the 6-foot-9 sharpshooter.

The Utah Jazz will bring Gabriel in tomorrow for a personal workout.

Also on the workout list? Controversial former Louisville forward Brian Bowen.

As a sophomore, Gabriel averaged 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game on nearly 40-percent from beyond the arc.

As of today, the Wildcat forward is not listed on any draft boards for 2018. Because he did not hire an agent, Gabriel will be able to return to Kentucky at any point.

PJ Washington has reportedly already worked out with the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics, and will likely keep his name in the draft if he receives a first-round guarantee.

We have yet to hear of any NBA workouts for Jarred Vanderbilt, though he did receive an invite to the NBA Combine.

Gabriel, Washington, and Gabriel have until May 30 to make a final decision.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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7 responses to “Wenyen Gabriel set to work out with the Utah Jazz”

  1. david8577

    Is Bowen the guy that the UofL basketball staff offered $100,000 to go play there, while they were on probation for paying players and recruits an older form of currency, prostitutes? Asking for a friend.

    1. callitlikeiseeit

      that be him

    2. Catuary

      No. UofL had nothing to do with it. It’s the fault of “bad actors”. Probably UK boosters. Definitely no corruption in Louisville.

  2. UKinIN

    “sharpshooter”? Gabriel did hit 39.6% of his 3’s but he only attempted 2.8/game. He’d have to double his attempts and stay around 40% to earn that title.

    1. callitlikeiseeit

      sharpshooter……lol…..lol…. Come on, he had one great game from three, outside of that was below average for his career, if we can call 2 years a career but I guess since Cal has been here that is a long tenure. Also how many people do we call sharpshooters and they shoot 62% from free throw line like he did. Listen I love my C-A-T-S but why do we have to lie and build up players just because they play at UK. He is NOT an NBA player, neither is Washington or Vando. Cal missed on judging their talent or took them because he missed on the higher rated guys like Young, Bagley, Bamba etc.

  3. UKinIN

    But I still wish the kid well. Just question the designation.

  4. Megan

    Point of information: PJ will “likely” keep his name in the draft if he receives a first-round guarantee? No, that’s not quite right. According to his father, a first-round guarantee (in writing) makes it certain. The only question that needs to be considered is if he gets an early second-round guarantee. Only then will there be something for them to think about.