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Jazz Gaming take Ria with first pick of NBA2K draft

By Ryan Miller, KSL.com | Posted - Mar. 5, 2019 at 10:02 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY —On Tuesday afternoon, notorious NBA news breaker Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted something about a Utah Jazz center.

But the news wasn’t about those Utah Jazz. Or the center who is probably currently in your mind.

Wojnarowski was breaking the news on Jazz Gaming — the Utah Jazz’s NBA2K League affiliate — taking Spencer "Ria" Wyman from Washington with the No. 1 pick of the draft.

"To be honest with you, it's just a number," Wyman said to NBA TV on being the top pick.

He’s more concerned with the team he landed on — and he likes the one that he did.

"I'm good friends with the guys on the team already," Wyman said. "I'm gonna be a big part. We are probably going to be favorites."

Wyman said the team plans to use him at center, but that he also can be moved around to fit the team needs.

"I have an all-around solid game," Wyman said. "I'm going to bring the teamwork that you need to be successful. I'm just ready to go to work."

Jazz Gaming will look to improve on its 5-9 record during its first season of play.

The team kept Shaka "Yeah I Compete" Browne, a point guard from Mount Vernon, N.Y., and DeMar "Deedz" Butler, a power forward from Spotsylvania, Va. from last year’s inaugural squad and filled out the six-man roster with four draft picks on Tuesday.

Jazz Gaming took Bobby "EasyMoney" Wilson in the second round of the draft, Alontae "Gliz" Proctor in the third and Kevin "KevDontMiss" Fellenlly in the fourth.

"I'm looking to build a family here in Utah with my new teammates," Wyman said.

Ryan Miller

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