Jazz Assign Udoka Azubuike To SLC Stars In G-League Bubble

Jan 31, 2021, 7:27 PM

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Udoka Azubuike #20 of the Utah Jazz dribbles against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of the game at Moda Center on December 23, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Jazz announced that they have assigned rookie center Udoka Azubuike to the SLC Stars in the G-League bubble in Orlando.

Udoka Azubuike played in 12 games for the Utah Jazz this season, averaging 1 point, 1.1 rebounds in 4.1 minutes per game and now he will gain experience with their G-League team the SLC Stars.

The Stars held their first practice of the season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney Resort near Orlando, Florida. That is the same site that hosted the rest of the 2019-20 NBA season and playoffs.

The Jazz selected Azubuike with the 27th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. He made his NBA debut in the season opener against the Portland Trail Blazers on December 23, when he recorded two points and one rebound.

Azubuike didn’t appear in the next four games before getting 5:35 of playing time against the San Antonio Spurs. He had two points in the win. Then he played two days later in Brooklyn, finishing with two points, two rebounds and one steal in the loss to the Nets.

When the Jazz beat the Milwaukee Bucks, he picked up two points in one minute of play. During the 11-game winning streak, Udoka Azubuike played in nine of those games and finished with 6 points and 10 rebounds.

The Salt Lake City Stars will begin the 2021 season against the Erie Bayhawks on Wednesday, February 10. Tip-off will be at 1 p.m. MST and will be broadcast on NBA TV and Twitch.

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Jazz Assign Udoka Azubuike To SLC Stars In G-League Bubble