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Juwan Morgan Signs NBA Contract With Utah Jazz

Update:  The Jazz officially announced the signing of Morgan.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed per team policy.

The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that former Indiana star Juwan Morgan has signed a new contract to join the Utah Jazz roster.

Morgan has been connected with the Jazz franchise since the pre-draft process, when he came in for a group workout.  The Waynesville, Missouri product also appeared on the team’s Summer League squads in both Salt Lake and Las Vegas.

The 6-foot-8 and 232 pound Morgan signed with the Salt Lake City Stars of the NBA’s G League following his training camp release from the Jazz.

Playing with the Stars, Morgan averaged 15.6 points and 8 rebounds per game over five contests to start the season.  He was shooting 71.8% overall and 42.9% from three-point range.

Morgan’s agency also shared the news on Twitter along with a photo of the signing.

Morgan played in 128 games over four years for the Hoosiers.  In a breakout junior season,  he averaged 16.5 points and 7.4 rebounds and shot 57.9% from the field.

As a senior, Morgan averaged 15.5 points and 8.2 rebounds, while shooting 55.8%.

Morgan made the All-Big Ten 3rd Team as a senior after finishing ninth in the league in scoring, fifth in rebounds, seventh in field goal percentage and seventh in blocked shots.

After a strong four year career, Morgan is well represented in the IU record books.

  • Points:  1,374 (24th all-time)
  • Field Goal Percentage:  56.2% (5th all-time)
  • Rebounds:  757 (10th all-time)
  • Blocks:  138 (8th all-time)

Morgan is one of just four IU players to be ranked in the top 25 in points, top 10 in rebounds and top 10 in blocks, joining Alan Henderson, Ray Tolbert, and Eric Anderson.

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