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The Utah Jazz selected Tennessee Tech guard Kevin Murphy on Thursday night with the 47th overall pick in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-7 Murphy averaged 20.6 points and 5.2 rebounds last season as a senior. Utah is hoping this pick works out as well as No. 47 has in previous years when the Jazz selected forward Paul Millsap in 2006 and guard Mo Williams in 2003. Millsap has been the heart and soul of the Jazz and averaged 16.6 points and 8.8 rebounds last season. And Williams, who could be headed back to the Jazz as part of a three-team deal, was an All-Star as recently as 2009. The Jazz were without a first-round pick for the first time since 1994.
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