According to probasketballtalk.com, the Utah Jazz has invited former Glenbrook North star Jon Scheyer to their upcoming training camp.
But according to Brian T. Smith (Twitter @tribjazz) of the Salt Lake Tribune, Scheyer’s agent Mark Bartelstein says the 6-foot-5 guard will not accept the invitation. After a decorated four-year career at Duke, Scheyer was not selected in the NBA Draft back in June.
Scheyer (pictured) still could make a NBA roster, but he’s probably a No. 3 guard at best even if he does stick in the Association. He could perhaps make some nice cash and enjoy a fine career – like many others have done – overseas.
Really, I’m tired of the misperception out there that because J.J. Redick – another former Duke standout guard – had some success in the NBA last season, Scheyer is certain to do the same.
People seem to have forgotten that Redick was nothing short of a legend for the Blue Devils. He was the The Sporting News, Associated Press, John R. Wooden and Naismith Player of the Year after averaging 26.8 points per game in 2006. He’s the all-time leading scorer at Duke and no one has more career three-pointers – in NCAA history.
Redick’s No. 4 jersey has been retired at Cameron Indoor Stadium. He was … wait for it … THE 11th OVERALL PICK IN THE NBA DRAFT!
Scheyer was a great college player as well. He was an AP All-American second teamer who averaged 18.2 points per game as a senior. But please … stop making this comparison. Because there is none.