Davies fulfills dream with Jazz workout

Davies fulfills dream with Jazz workout

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Sports) - Former Provo High and BYU star Brandon Davies fulfilled a lifelong dream by working out for the Utah Jazz.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Sports) - Brandon Davies grew up watching the Utah Jazz. The former Provo High and BYU star got to fulfill a lifelong dream by working out for the Jazz Saturday morning.

This was Davies' 8th pre-draft workout, but this is the one he was looking forward to the most.

"It's crazy," Davies said. "My phone has been blowing up with people telling me not to screw this one up. It's a dream come true to be in here and wear the jersey of the team I watched growing up."

Just a few months ago Davies wasn't expected to get drafted at all. But he has been extremely impressive in workouts, and is now a strong candidate to be drafted in the second round.

"I've been told a lot of different things," said Davies, who averaged almost 18 points and 8 rebounds per game as a senior at BYU. "Honestly, I try and stay away from it just because I was a guy who wasn't even in the picture just a couple months ago. It's easier for me just to focus on me and doing what I can control."

Davies has always been a solid post player and defender. But at 6-9, he is too small to play center in the NBA, so Davies has been working on his outside shot to prove can play the 4-spot.

"I think I've been able to show that I can step out, spread the floor and shoot a little bit more than I was able to show at BYU," Davies said. "I definitely think I can play right away, just come in and be a role player. I'm really confident in my game and real confident in my work ethic."

Davies is trying to become the first BYU player to get drafted since Jimmer Fredette went 10th overall in 2011. Davies remains close with Jimmer, but missed him during his workout with the Kings.

"He was on vacation when I was in Sacramento," Davis said. "So, I borrowed a couple things from his locker, but other than that, we keep in touch a little bit."

Davies plans watching the draft at home with family and friends, but he still has at least five more workouts to attend.

"A lot of guys are tired and getting sick of [the workouts]," he said. "But for me, it's a dream come true. It's all fun to me, and the more opportunities, the better."

The NBA Draft is set for June 27th.
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