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The Utah Jazz will hold pre-draft workouts on Monday, June 15th at Zions Bank Basketball Center.

There will be two groups and sessions. The headliner for the two sessions is North Carolina National Champion forward Tyler Hansbrough. At 6' 9" Hansbrough is a three time consensus All-American, 2008 Player of the Year, and is the ACC's All-Time leading scorer with 2,872 points.

Taj Gibson out of Southern California is also 6' 9". The junior power forward is USC's All-Time leader in blocked shots (253) and was named the 2009 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year, All-Conference Second Team and the Trojans Second All-Time leading rebounder.

On the local side of things, the Jazz are bringing in Gary Wilkinson, named the WAC Player of the Year. Wilkinson was honorable mention as an All-American and recently was named to the Portsmouth Invitational All-Tournament team averaging 17 points and 12 rebounds a game while shooting 71.4 per cent.

Gani Lawal has removed his name from the draft and return to Georgia Tech. Utah Ute Shaun Green will replace him.

There will be two groups.

Group One:

Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina)

Dante Cunningham (Villanova)

Levance Fields (Pittsburgh)

Taj Gibson (USC)

Jeff Pendergraph (ASU)

Tyrese Rice (Boston College)

Group Two:

Marcus Landry (Wisconsin)

Shaun Green (Utah)

Taylor Rochestie (Washington St.)

Kevin Rogers (Baylor)

Gary Wilkinson (Utah St.)

Ben Woodside (North Dakota St.)

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