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Jazz select Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss late in second round of NBA Draft

UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017

Nigel Williams-Goss was selected by Utah in the second round with the 55th pick overall in Thursday’s NBA Draft.

Williams-Goss was the 12th point guard drafted, including five in the first nine picks.

Williams-Goss and Zach Collins, chosen by Portland at No. 10 in the first round, give the Zags a pair of draft picks for the first time since 1971.

Williams-Goss led GU in points (16.8), assists (4.7) and steals (1.7) last season while earning WCC player of the year honors and making several All-American teams.

Williams-Goss heads to Utah, where Gonzaga legend John Stockton played 19 seasons in a Hall of Fame career.

Former GU center Przemek Karnowski and wing Jordan Mathews went undrafted. Both were considered long shots to be selected.

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