Utah Jazz Announce Summer League Roster
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz announced their Summer League roster on Saturday afternoon as they prepare for the Salt Lake City Summer League.
The Jazz will play three games at Vivint Arena beginning on Tuesday, July 5 before heading down to Las Vegas to wrap up Summer League action.
They will have 16 players on their roster that has a mixture of NBA experience and undrafted free agents looking for a shot at making the team.
Bryan Bailey will be the head coach during the Salt Lake City Summer League, while Lamar Skeeter will coach the Jazz in Las Vegas.
Here is the roster for Summer League and their previous team:
- Jared Butler, Utah Jazz
- Bruno Caboclo, Sau Paulo FC (Brazil)
- Kofi Cockburn, Illinois (College)
- Tacko Fall, Cleveland Cavaliers
- D.J. Funderburk, Saratov
- Caleb Homesley, Hamburg
- Johnny Juzang, UCLA (College)
- Vic Law, Brisbane
- Isaiah Miller, Iowa (College)
- Darryl Morsell, Marquette (College)
- James Palmer Jr., Ostrow Wielkopolski
- Justin Robinson, Detroit Pistons
- Borisa Simanic, Mega Mozzart
- Xavier Sneed, Utah Jazz
- Jordan Usher, Georgia Tech (College)
- Jeenathan Williams, Buffalo (College)
Getting To Know Utah Jazz Newcomers Before Summer League
The Jazz’s first move after the draft was to sign UCLA wing Johnny Juzang to a two-way contract late draft night. Juzang’s two-way contract gives him a priority spot on the team’s summer league roster as there’s a significant chance he gets an opportunity to play with the Jazz primary roster during the 2022-23 season.
The former Bruins star would have likely been a first-round pick after his stellar performance in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, but hurt his stock during his junior season at UCLA.
The @utahjazz have signed @UCLAMBB star Johnny Juzang to a two-way contract per Woj.
Here's a breakdown of the newest Jazzman and what fans can expect. #TakeNote https://t.co/4jXzl1MWfb
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) June 24, 2022
Kofi Cockburn was one of the most productive players in college basketball last season averaging more than 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Illini.
I talked to @IlliniMBB center and the newest @utahjazz center Kofi Cockburn before the draft, this is what he told me.#TakeNote | @kslsports pic.twitter.com/kErQUpcHvu
— Ben Anderson (@BensHoops) June 24, 2022
Cockburn is a throwback big man with a bruising seven-foot, 285 frame which he uses to bully smaller opponents near the rim.
The Illinois center worked out for the Jazz during the predraft process and was quick to sign an Exhibit 10 deal with the team soon after the draft.
Jordan Usher had a memorable media session after working out for the Jazz showing off his competitive spirit in his fight to make the roster.
Georgia Tech's Jordan Usher who worked out for the @utahjazz today had a great media session.
Said when he did the Jazz lay up drill, (6 full court layups) he told the Jazz he wanted to be timed at 32 seconds with guards rather than the 34 seconds they give big men.
— Ben Anderson (@BensHoops) June 2, 2022
The Jazz run potential draftees through a drill during their workouts where guards are required to make six full-court six layups in 32 seconds while big men get 34 seconds.
Standing 6-foot-7, Usher was given 34 seconds to complete the drill but told Jazz officials he wanted to be timed as a guard.
Usher averaged 14.8 points and 6.5 rebounds as a fifth-year senior at Georgia Tech.
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