SALT LAKE CITY -- Because they won't pick until the 47th spot comes around, the Utah Jazz aren't having a lot of luck filling out this year's pre-draft workout calendar.
In fact, the six college players they worked out Saturday morning were the first six to visit the Jazz's practice facility in 2012.
Forward Noah Hartsock, a former All-West Coast Conference forward at BYU, led Saturday's group, which also included 2010 Wooden Award finalist Robbie Hummel, of Purdue, and Missouri guard Kim English.
"It's been tough getting guys in," Jazz player personnel director Walt Perrin said. "Because everybody says it's such a great draft, all the agents think their guys are first-round picks or early second. I have been having problems getting certain people in that we'd love to have in for workouts."
The team is expected to have at least two more workouts this week.
Even though they hadn't previously had players in for workouts, Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor and his staff have been hard at work evaluating talent.
Until recently, the Jazz were in line for two lottery picks, which meant their scouts were working overtime during the college season.
However, both those picks had conditions attached, so when the Jazz made the playoffs as the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, they lost their own first-round pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves. They also owned Golden State's pick, but it came with a proviso that allowed the Warriors to keep the selection if they landed above a certain spot in the lottery.
They did, which meant the Jazz were out of luck ... but not out of choices.
"We've seen quite a few players," Perrin said. "But you've got to remember, back when the college season started we had the possibility of having a lottery pick so we had to plan for that. We've seen the players."
Because he played locally, Hartsock was the biggest name of Saturday's group.
The 6-foot-8 forward underwent ankle surgery after BYU's NCAA tournament run ended in late March.
He went through most of Saturday's workout, but missed the 3-on-3 portion, Perrin said.
"We knew a little bit about his surgery; we still wanted to bring him in," Perrin added. "We wanted to take a look at him and see what he can do. He tried to really give it his all."
Saturday was Hartsock's first pre-draft workout and he said he has another scheduled today with the Warriors.
He also noted he has an offer from a team in Belgium, but was hopeful of first getting a shot with an NBA team.
"You always dream of (working out with an NBA team) growing up," he said. "Finally, you get your chance and it's just amazing. Even if (I) don't make the NBA, I'll frame this practice jersey and tell my kids, 'Yeah, that was me in the NBA.' "
Barring a trade to get into the first round, the Jazz won't pick until late in the second round. Consequently, they're not being overly picky in terms of what they're looking for.
"We're looking to get better," coach Tyrone Corbin said. "Whoever the best available guy is to help us get better, that's who we're looking for."
Corbin added: "We're looking for good players who'll help us get better."
The NBA draft is slated for June 28.