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Pair of projected first-round prospects headline next round of Jazz pre-draft workouts

For the first time during this pre-draft evaluation season, the Utah Jazz will be hosting workouts on back-to-back days.

The second half of that workload will include a pair of projected first-round prospects.

UCLA's Kevon Looney and Arkansas' Bobby Portis will be among six players working out for Jazz brass on Thursday at Zions Bank Basketball Center, one day after the team brought in six others for auditions, including Georgia State's R.J. Hunter.

Looney, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward, is coming off a freshman season where he averaged 11.6 points and 9.2 rebounds per game for the Bruins. He was a consistent double-double threat, ending the 2014-15 season with 15, the most nationally among freshmen and second overall in the Pac-12.

Portis (6-11, 246) averaged 17.5 points and 8.9 rebounds last season for the Razorbacks, taking home Associated Press second-team All-American honors. He was a finalist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy and was first in the SEC in offensive rebounds (3.7 per game). currently has Portis rated 18th in its latest list of the top 100 NBA prospects, while Looney is 20th. The 2015 NBA draft is June 25.

Other prospects working out for the Jazz on Thursday include Notre Dame guard/forward Pat Connaughton, Holy Cross forward Malcolm Miller, Minnesota guard Andre Hollins and West Georgia guard Deonta Stocks.

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