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Sampson headed to Utah

Staff Report
Thursday June 27, 2002

Cal freshman Jamal Sampson was drafted by the Utah Jazz in the second round of Wednesday’s NBA Draft. 

Utah chose Sampson with the 47th overall pick. He was the third Pac-10 player in a row to be drafted, with Sam Clancy of USC going to the the Philadelphia 76ers with the 45th pick and UCLA’s Matt Barnes chosen by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 46th selection. 

Sampson, a 6-foot-11, 235-pound forward/center, will not receive a guaranteed contract as a second-round selection. He left Cal after just one season, earning All-Freshman Pac-10 honors.