Utah Jazz take Azubuike with 27th pick in 2020 NBA Draft

Udoka Azubuike
Posted at 10:46 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 23:46:34-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Udoka Azubuike has a new team. Wednesday night, the Utah Jazz made "Doke" their first round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

The 7-foot, 270-pound big man was the 27th overall pick in the Draft.

Azubuike was born in Nigeria but spent his college years in Lawrence, where he was known for his gym-rattling dunks and rim protection on defense.

He set an NCAA record for career field goal percentage at 74.6%.

Doke averaged 13.7 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game as a senior leading the Jayhawks to the No. 1 overall seed in an NCAA Tournament that never got played.