Keita Bates-Diop Goes Down During Interview Session With Media Following Utah Jazz Workout

By James Grega on May 23, 2018 at 2:46 pm
Keita Bates-Diop

Keita Bates-Diop worked out for the Utah Jazz on Wednesday afternoon, and afterwards he met with members of the media that were in attendance. 

The former Buckeye was answering questions when he reportedly cut his answer to a question short, complaining of back pain. He then went to the ground, according to a report from Andy Larsen of

Larsen reported that Walt Perrin, Vice President of Player Personnel for the Jazz, said Bates-Diop dealt with leg cramping and back spasms towards the end of his workout. 

Adam Jardy of The Columbus Dispatch later reported that Bates-Diop is "perfectly fine" following the incident. 

Bates-Diop is coming off of a season with Ohio State in which he led the Buckeyes to a second place finish in the Big Ten regular season and won the conference player of the year award. He is projected as a late first, to early second-round pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. 

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