Utah Basketball: The Asia Trip Game 1

The PAC-12 All Star team is in China and the first game is in the books. All three Utah players made it into the game. So, what do Utah basketball fans need to know? I personally am not sure. How good is the competition they are playing? I figure it is just as indicative as summer league in the NBA. For example, Ian Clark was a summer league star who can’t get on the floor with the Jazz.

Brandon Taylor – Played 16 minutes, 4 points, 4 assist, and 1 turnover.

I like the assist to turnover ratio.

Jordan Loveridge – Played 13 minutes, 0 points, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks

Jordan was 0-4 shooting combined. I have a feeling Jordan continues to play around the three point line (0-2 from three point range). At what point does Jordan become aware he isn’t a three point shooter? Or am I over reacting? Maybe a little.

Jeremy Olsen – Played 13 minutes, 12 points (6-8 from the field), 7 rebounds, 1 block

Once again, I am not fully aware of the level of competition Olsen was going against, but I would happily take that line every game from Olsen. That is some very efficient basketball.

The next game is against one of the pro teams in China, the Jiangsu Dragons.

About the author

Grant Bagby

Since moving to Utah in 2005, I have changed from following all sports in D.C/Virginia to following all sports in Utah. I am a Chicago Bulls fan first (Born and raised by my father), but I am also a hardcore Jazz fan with 7 years of being a season ticket holder under my belt. I started TornBySports to write about the BYU/Utah Rivalry after Max Hall ran his mouth.