Weber State's Berry, Utah State's Shaw work out for Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Sports) - Former Weber State star Davion Berry has been on a whirlwind tour through the NBA as he tries to impress teams in pre-draft workouts. Berry, along with former Utah State star Jarred Shaw, was among 12 players that worked out for the Jazz Friday.

Berry has relied on the knowledge of former his good friend, NBA all-star and former Wildcat Damian Lillard.

"We talk every other day," said Berry, who unlike Lillard, led Weber State to the NCAA Tournament. "That's my boy. We talk, communicate, and not just about basketball. He gives me good feedback and gives me good advice. Any advice from him, I try and soak up."

While the comparisons are natural, Berry says he's his own player.

"He's Damian Lillard, but I'm Davion Berry," he said. "I set my own trends. Obviously, he set the way for me, but what I did this year helps me get my own looks and establish my own self."

Shaw had a tumultuous career at Utah State. Undeniably talented, Shaw was arrested on marijuana possession charges and suspended from the team. But he says his problems are all behind him now.

"That's the past," Shaw said. "I'm looking forward now, just learn from my mistake and move along."

Both players say they felt honored just to work out for the Jazz.

"It means a lot," Shaw said. "I came to numerous games. It was fun watching them, learning their system and watching how they play. It feels good to have a Jazz jersey on."

"It's a blessing," said Berry. "Hopefully, I can get an opportunity for a second workout or get invited to summer league."

The Jazz will work out 12 more players Saturday, including Aaron Gordon and John Stockton's son, David.

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