Motorcyclist dies after collision with truck

A crash between a truck and a motorcycle left one dead Sunday afternoon, according to the San Jose Police Department.

The incident occurred near Golden Wheel Park Drive and Oakland Road a few miles north of downtown San Jose at 3:30 p.m.

Officials said the motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital and died shortly after. This marks the 17th traffic death of 2023 in San Jose.

It’s unclear how exactly the accident occurred. Police are currently asking drivers to avoid to area.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Source:: The Mercury News


2023 NBA draft: 5 Utah Jazz 28th pick possibilities

Connecticut’s Andre Jackson Jr. (44) looks to pass in the first half of a first-round college basketball game against Iona in the NCAA Tournament, Friday, March 17, 2023, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)


Editor’s note: First in a three-part series examining what players the Utah Jazz might select in the 2023 NBA Draft.

June 22 is going to be a busy night for the Utah Jazz. After going through the 2022 NBA Draft without a single pick, the team will enter the 2023 draft with three first-round selections — No. 9, No. 16 and No. 28.

Today we’re going to look at some players who could make a difference for the Jazz with the 28th pick. These decisions are based on who might still be on the board at the end of the first round, who would fit into the Jazz’s roster, who the Jazz have shown interest in and who I personally think would be a good addition to the team.

Once you get past the lottery picks and are nearing the second round of the draft, it’s difficult to find a player that doesn’t come with some question marks or concerns, so these aren’t going to be perfect prospects.

But, it’s also important to remember that stars have been made from late draft picks (Spurs legend Tony Parker and former Jazzman Greg Ostertag were both selected No. 28 overall). There are diamonds in the rough to be found.

Andre Jackson Jr. — UConn — 6-foot-6

On paper, Andre Jackson Jr. does not jump off the page. He was a part of the UConn Huskies team that captured the national title this year, but on that team he put up numbers that don’t stand out — 6.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game while shooting just 28.1 % from 3-point range.

But if you get away from the paper and away from worrying about the numbers, there is a player that is much larger than what the stats suggest.

He is an absolute shark on defense who strikes when he sniffs even the slightest mistake and as far as his offense goes, here’s what Jackson told me in Chicago during the NBA Combine.

“There’s not a lot of players that get invited here …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News