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Booker dropped 18 on the Jazz, Jorts added 15 more

Devin Booker led all scorers in tonight’s contest between his Phoenix Suns and Trey Lyles’ Utah Jazz. Booker went 7-for-18 from the field for his 18, plus six rebounds and two assists.

Josh Harrellson finished second in the points column with 15 and nine rebounds, a near double-double for Phoenix. He shot the ball very well, going 6-for-7 from the field, including 3-of-4 from downtown.

Archie Goodwin added seven points.

Trey Lyles had 10 and four in the losing effort.


Article written by Drew Franklin

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12 Comments for Booker dropped 18 on the Jazz, Jorts added 15 more

  1. KevinM
    10:27 pm July 14, 2015 Permalink

    Jorts held his own tonight as well……….his chances of making the Suns roster are slim, but he hit consecutive 3s that might push McDonough to invite him to training camp.

    Booker is just ooozing smooth on the court right now. Goodwin has his work cut out for him to hold him off.

    • J-Dub421
      11:36 pm July 14, 2015 Permalink

      If Jorts continues to play well, some other team could pick him up even if Phoenix doesn’t.

  2. 30 minutes
    11:32 pm July 14, 2015 Permalink

    If Cal gives him 30 minutes and Ulis 25 or more vs Wisc we have #9 and a perfect season. But he got 7 guys to the NBA…….Most talented guys should have got the most minutes….not bashing the twins but the others were more talented especially the way Cal slowed the pace.

    • J-Dub421
      11:34 pm July 14, 2015 Permalink

      Booker did not attempt a single three in the Wisconsin game, so how would more minutes for him have helped exactly?

  3. 30 minutes
    11:42 pm July 14, 2015 Permalink

    1. It is not ll about the 3 it is about the best players on the court. Wisc played 3, maybe 4, guys 35 minutes because it was their most talented players. We play lesser players, trying to get them to the NBA, more minutes than they should get. Aaron would have played even more if not for foul trouble. Was not talking 3 pointers although more minutes may have given him opportunities for the three, I am just saying in games like that the most talented should be on the court almost the entire game, there are plenty of timeouts etc. that these young guys could go all 40 but at least 37 is warranted. Wisc did it, their best guys got 37, 35, 35 while KAT only got 31 and WCS had 33 despite doing nothing. We could have had Lyles at the 4, KAT at 5 and went with Ulis at point then Booker and a Harrison, would have won that way, imo.

    • J-Dub421
      11:54 pm July 14, 2015 Permalink

      Lyles and Booker both got scored on at will by Wisconsin. There was a sequence in the first half where Booker was scored on 4-5 times in consecutive possessions. I adore Booker but that was not his best game. Wisconsin was actively looking to isolate Booker defensively. Willie on the other hand, held Kaminsky to two points in the second half. I am tired of people in our fan base who think they know more about basketball than Coach Cal. I am not saying Coach Cal is infallible, but all the arm chair assistant coaches need to stop.

  4. UK Freshmen
    12:47 am July 15, 2015 Permalink

    Every time these articles tout the success of these players in the NBA, we are reminded what a total failure Cal is by not even taking his team to the National Championship game.

    • J-Dub421
      10:03 am July 15, 2015 Permalink

      Your cardinal football team got ten players drafted and didn’t win crap. Everyone can play this game.

  5. 30 minutes
    1:32 am July 15, 2015 Permalink

    Never said I could coach better than Cal but when our coach says his goal is to get 9 players to the draft he opens himself up. You are not paid by UK to get guys to the NBA you are paid to win titles. I feel playing the best players the most is the best chance to win, sure many college coaches follow that same pattern. The guys NBA capable will get there, who cares if it is after 1 year or 4. Why did we need 9 guys in this draft? Who really cares other than Cal? Win titles, that is why UK pays you $6 million a year.

    • Honestly
      7:54 am July 15, 2015 Permalink

      You are a joke.

    • kyle heavy
      8:57 am July 15, 2015 Permalink

      30 minutes – Couldn’t have said it better myself.

    • J-Dub421
      10:06 am July 15, 2015 Permalink

      #1. Learn to use the reply button.
      #2. If you seriously think that winning a national title wasn’t a goal this season then you’re an idiot. Did Cal and the players not talk repeatedly about wanting a title? Did they not continuously say they had unfinished business from the prior season?