Two Jazz Players Make Appearances In NBA’s Top 25 Blocks Of Season

Apr 23, 2024, 10:15 AM

Utah Jazz blocks top plays Talen Horton-Tucker Ochai Agbaji...

Utah Jazz guard Ochai Agbaji (30) high-fives Utah Jazz guard Talen Horton-Tucker (5) during an NBA basketball game between the Utah Jazz and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023. (Photo courtesy of Megan Nielsen, Deseret News)

(Photo courtesy of Megan Nielsen, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz were top ten in blocks this year and it showed on the NBA’s top-25 rejections of the regular season.

Two Jazz guards made the list with some highlight denials in Swat Lake City.

15 – THT Stuffs Suns During In-Season Tournament

Talen Horton-Tucker showed Jordan Goodwin and the Phoenix Suns that a fastbreak doesn’t equal a free bucket.

Goodwin ran the break and rose up for a slam but Horton-Tucker met him at the apex and sent the shot into the stands.

The purple court must’ve brought something out of Utah as they finished with 10 blocks to Phoenix’s four.

John Collins, Lauri Markkanen, and Collin Sexton all finished with two blocks. Ochai Agbaji led the team with three.

9 – Ochai Sends Herro Back To South Beach

The Miami Heat only come to SLC once a year and former Jazzman Ochai Agbaji made it a memorable trip in 2023.

One day before New Year’s Eve, the Jazz beat the Heat 117-109 behind a combined 43 points from Keyonte George and Sexton.

However, it was Agabji who stole the show with his block on Tyler Herro.

Ironically, the block was Agbaji’s only stat in the game in 15 minutes played. He didnt dish an assist or pull in a rebound and missed all four of his shot attempts.

But the block was all Jazz fans needed.

Herro had an open lane to the hoop and went up for a punctuation slam but Agbaji snuck in from the backside and got a palm full of ball.

Are you on Threads yet? Let’s connect, give us a follow @kslsports

Chandler Holt is a co-host for the Jazz Notes podcast and a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerHoltKSL or on Threads @chandlerho1t.

Take us with you, wherever you go.

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio, video and stay up to date on all of your favorite teams.

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Rudy Gobert #27 of the Minnesota Timberwolves celebrates with Mike Conley #10...

Ben Anderson

Will NBA Parity Help The Utah Jazz?

The dynasty era in the NBA appears to finally be over, and newfound parity should be good news for the Utah Jazz.

23 hours ago

Utah Jazz Keyonte George playoff...

Ben Anderson

Keyonte George Named To All Rookie-Team

Utah Jazz guard Keyonte George is the 12th player in franchise history to earn All-Rookie honors after being named to the All-Rookie second team.

1 day ago

Dalton Knecht #3 of the Tennessee Volunteers...

Ben Anderson

Utah Jazz Draft Prospect: Tennessee F Dalton Knecht

Tennessee forward Dalton Knecht is projected to be selected in the lottery of the 2024 NBA Draft where the Utah Jazz own a top-ten pick.

4 days ago

Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson celebrates an in-season tournament win highlights...

Chandler Holt

Jazz Notes Player Highlights: Utah’s Other Veterans In 2023-24 Season

Although Lauri Markkanen and Collin Sexton stole the show for Utah, some other Jazz veterans played key roles in the 2023-24 season.

4 days ago

Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Cleveland Cavaliers...

Ben Anderson

Donovan Mitchell Denies Frustration With Cavaliers Teammates

It's been a rough 24 hours for Donovan Mitchell and his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates after being eliminated from the playoffs.

5 days ago

Bronny James Utah Jazz 2024 NBA Draft...

Chandler Holt

Utah Jazz Reportedly Have Interest In Working Out, Drafting Bronny James

According to Yahoo Sports, the Utah Jazz have expressed interest in working out Bronny James and selecting him in the 2024 NBA Draft.

5 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Give-A-Thon

The KSL Sports Zone, KSL 5 TV, FM100.3, 103.5 The Arrow, and KSL NewsRadio have teamed up to raise money for the kids being served by Primary Children’s Care!


KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Two Jazz Players Make Appearances In NBA’s Top 25 Blocks Of Season