Monday , Jul , 12 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Jazz ink first-round picks

=== Jazz ink first-round picks ===

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – The Utah Jazz announced Monday that the
club has agreed to three-year contracts with its two first-round selections in
last month’s NBA Draft, Kris Humphries and Kirk Snyder.

According to the league’s rookie salary structure, Humphries’ deal will be
worth $3.98 million and Snyder’s $3.59 million. The Jazz also possess an
option for a fourth year on both players.

Humphries was taken with the 14th overall pick after playing just one season
at the University of Minnesota. The 6-9 forward was named the 2003-04 Big Ten
Freshman of the Year after averaging 21.7 points and 10.1 rebounds for the
Golden Gophers.

Utah selected Snyder 16th overall after a sensational junior campaign at
Nevada. The 6-6 shooting guard earned Western Athletic Conference Player of
the Year honors last season after compiling 18.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.4
assists per outing. Snyder also led the Wolf Pack to a pair of victories in
the 2004 NCAA Tournament.