(Updated with more information on the contract and the NBA Summer League)
Juwan Morgan went unselected during Thursday night’s NBA Draft, but it didn’t take long to erase any disappointment. As expected, Morgan will get his chance to make an NBA roster.
According to reports, Morgan agreed to a deal with the Utah Jazz as an undrafted free agent.
The Utah Jazz have agreed to a deal with Juwan Morgan (Indiana), league sources told @TheAthleticNBA.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 21, 2019
Bryan Kalbrosky of Hoops Hype confirmed that the contract is a summer league deal only at this time, meaning Morgan would need a new deal for the regular season and could potentially sign with another team for that purpose.
Source confirms the report from @MikeAScotto that Juwan Morgan is joining the Jazz. For now, the deal is just for summer league. Utah has maintained interest in the Indiana star, who may have other suitors during this process as the offseason continues.https://t.co/vIAi6WZUh3
— Bryan Kalbrosky (@BryanKalbrosky) June 21, 2019
Utah will play in the Salt Lake Summer League, featuring four-teams in a six-game event hosted by the Jazz on July 1-3 in Salt Lake City.
Next the Jazz will compete in the Las Vegas Summer League along with the other 29 NBA teams and a couple of international teams.
The Las Vegas Summer League runs from July 5 through July 15 at Thomas and Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Most of the Las Vegas Summer League action can be seen on the ESPN family of networks.
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.
The Waynesville, Missouri native 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)
He 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.
The 6-foot-8, 232-pound forward worked out with the Jazz, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls and Sacramento Kings in addition to a reported eight other workouts before the draft.
Morgan has compared his game to fellow Big Ten alum and Golden State Warrior Draymond Green during the draft process, saying Green “isn’t a regular 3-point shooter, but he creates opportunities for his teammates while playing in the paint.”
Morgan discussed his pre-draft workout with the Jazz here.
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