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Keyonte George drafted by Utah Jazz in 2023 NBA Draft

The former IMG Academy star had an impressive freshman season at Baylor

Keyonte George was one of the most well-known class of 2022 high school basketball prospects in the country after an impressive senior season at IMG Academy (Florida). 

A five-star guard and the nation's No. 3 overall prospect, George averaged 17.8 points and shot 41% from three-point range in his senior season. He was named a McDonald's All-American and eventually committed to Baylor - becoming the highest Bears' recruit in program history.

As a freshman on a veteran dominated Baylor roster, George averaged 15.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.1 steals and shot 34% from beyond the arc.

Now, the NBA awaits. 

George was selected by the Utah Jazz with the No. 16 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.

Keyonte George

Keyonte George at Baylor 

George's shot-making ability, strong ball-handling skills and feel for the game have NBA scouts and executives intrigued. His future is likely as a lead or secondary guard in the league. 

The Jazz need a strong, young and versatile point guard and George fits that mold. 

Here's a look at where George was projected to be picked in the 2023 NBA Draft:

  • Yahoo! Sports had George being drafted No. 14 overall to the New Orleans Pelicans. 
  • The Sporting News had George being drafted No. 14 overall to the New Orleans Pelicans. 
  • The Ringer had George being drafted No. 14 overall to the New Orleans Pelicans. 
  • Bleacher Report had George being drafted No. 16 overall to the Utah Jazz. 

Keyonte George Baylor Highlights 

Keyonte George High School Highlights 

Keyonte George at IMG Academy 

Keyonte George at IMG Academy