The Utah Jazz selected Eric Maynor with the 20th pick in the first round of last night’s NBA Draft. The Jazz desperately needed a talented PG to play behind All-World guard Deron Williams under Head Coach Jerry Sloan.
“I’m coming there to work, man — do whatever the team needs me to do,” Maynor said in a conference call. “Deron Williams is one of the best point guards in the NBA. For me to come in there and learn from a guy like that I think will be great for me.”
The selection of Maynor was greeted with mixed reaction from Jazz fans as GM Kevin O’Connor announced the selection.
“If you look at the success that Eric has had in his college career, you’ll understand why we’re happy to have him,” general manager Kevin O’Connor said after making the pick Thursday night. “He’s thin, but he’s got good size. He sees the floor well and each year he got better.”
Maynor becomes the first VCU player drafted since Sherron Mills went to the Timberwolves in ’93.