Weber State: An NBA Pipeline

For the second time in five years, Weber State men’s basketball sent a player to the NBA when star forward Joel Bolomboy was selected No. 52 overall by the Utah Jazz in the 2016 NBA draft. Just three months removed from helping the Wildcats win the Big Sky Conference Championship, the Big Sky MVP heard his name called in the second round by a professional franchise that is just 45 minutes down the road from Weber State.

“It’s going to be real cool,” said Bolomboy, who the Jazz officially signed in August 2016. “I’m always going to be in the gym watching the (Weber State team) practice, and when I have time, I’m going to watch them play. I’ll be just down the road, so we’ll see each other a lot.”

Bolomboy follows WSU alumnus Damian Lillard, who was drafted by the Portland Trailblazers in 2012.