UTES IN THE NBA

Utes in the NBA

Andre Miller
Andrew Bogut
Year Player Round Pick Team
1993 Josh Grant 2 43 Denver Nuggets
1993 Byron Wilson 2 54 Phoenix Suns
1997 Keith Van Horn 1 2 Philadelphia 76ers *
1998 Michael Doleac 1 12 Orlando Magic
1999 Andre Miller 1 8 Cleveland Cavaliers
2000 Hanno Möttölä 2 40 Atlanta Hawks
2005 Andrew Bogut 1 1 Milwaukee Bucks
2015 Delon Wright 1 20 Toronto Raptors
2016 Jacob Poeltl 1 9 Toronto Raptors
*Traded to the New Jersey Nets shortly after the draft.

Jacob Poeltl

Drafted with the ninth pick of the 2016 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors … first Ute Lottery pick since Andrew Bogut went No. 1 overall in 2005 … fifth lottery pick since 1997 and 12th overall first-round pick in school history … second-team Consensus All-American … 2016 Pac-12 Player of the Year … named the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year and the NABC's Pete Newell Big Man of the Year … finalist for the Oscar Robertson, Naismith and Wooden Awards.


Delon Wright

Selected No. 20 in the 2015 draft by Toronto … played in 27 games as a rookie in 2015-16 as the Raptors advanced to the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA Playoffs … … won the Bob Cousy Award for the nation’s top point guard and was a Sporting News All-American in 2014-15 … first two-time All-Pac-12 honoree in Utah history.


Andrew Bogut

No. 1 overall pick in 2005 by Milwaukee … entering 12th year in the league and first with the Dallas Mavericks in 2016-17 … won 2015 NBA title with Golden State and helped the Warriors win a league-record 73 games in 2015-16 … 2015 NBA All-Defensive Second Team … career averages of 10.3 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 blocked shots per game … over 6,600 points and 5,700 rebounds in his career … played for the Bucks from 2005-12 … 2010 All-NBA Third Team … named to the 2006 NBA All-Rookie First Team … led NBA in blocked shots per game in 2010-11 (2.6) and second in 2009-10 (2.5) … Australia native played for his national team in the 2006 FIBA World Championships, and the 2004, 2008 and 2016 Summer Olympics.


Andre Miller

Selected No. 8 overall in 1999 by Cleveland … has played 17 years as a pro … spent the 2015-16 season with the Spurs and Timberwolves … ranks ninth in NBA history in career assists (8,524) … one of just eight players in NBA history to tally at least 16,000 points and 8,000 assists in a career … career averages of 12.5 points, 6.5 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game … 11 appearances in the NBA Playoffs … NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2000 … led NBA in assists in 2001-02 (10.9 apg) … starter on the 1998 Goodwill Games team that won the gold medal, played on the gold medal team from the 2001 Goodwill Games, and was on the 2002 FIBA World Championships squad.


Michael Doleac

Taken as the No. 12 overall pick by Orlando in 1998 ... NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 1999 … after three years with the Magic, played with Cleveland (2001-02), New York (2002-04), Denver (2004), Miami (2004-07) and Minnesota (2007-08) … won an NBA Championship with the Miami Heat in 2006 … 2,882 points and 1,955 rebounds in his career.


Keith Van Horn

No. 2 overall pick in 1997 by Philadelphia … made two trips to the NBA Finals in 10 year career, averaging 16.0 points and nearly 6.8 rebounds … 9,206 points, 3,909 rebounds, 900 assists during his career … traded shortly after the draft from the 76ers to New Jersey, where he spent five seasons (1997-2002) … NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1998 … fifth in the NBA in scoring (21.8 ppg) in 1998-99 … top rebounder and second-best scorer for the 2002 Eastern Conference champions … played for Philadelphia, New York and Milwaukee before endeding his career with Dallas (2004-06) … key sixth man with the Mavericks during their 2006 Western Conference championship season.

From left: Andrew Bogut was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, taken by the Milwaukee Bucks. It made front page news in Salt Lake City. Keith Van Horn appeared on the front of Slam Magazine with his fellow starters from the New Jersey Nets as they made a run the 2002 NBA Finals. Van Horn was congratulated by NBA Commissioner David Stern after being taken No. 2 overall in 1997.