Jazz Guard Juzang Not Practicing For Summer League After Car Accident

Jul 3, 2022, 11:27 AM | Updated: Jul 22, 2022, 2:53 pm
Johnny Juzang #3 of the UCLA Bruins reacts second half of the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Sweet Sixteen round game of the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on March 25, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Jazz guard Johnny Juzang won’t practice on Sunday, July 3, in preparation for the team’s participation in the Salt Lake City Summer League after he was involved in a car accident.

On July 3, the Jazz announced that the former UCLA Bruin wouldn’t practice that day as a precaution after he was in a car crash a day earlier.

Utah begins its three-game SLC Summer League schedule on Tuesday, July 5.

“According to @kslsports @Mitch_Harper who happened upon the wreck, Juzang was in a larger SUV and the other vehicle involved took the brunt of the impact,” tweeted KSLSports.com Utah Jazz insider Ben Anderson. “Accident occurred near downtown Salt Lake.”

The Jazz signed Juzang to a two-way contract following the conclusion of the 2022 NBA Draft on June 23.

About Johnny Juzang

Juzang likely would have been a first-round pick after leading the UCLA Bruins to the Final Four in 2021 but opted to return to school and as a result, slipped as a prospect.

The guard has excellent size at 6-foot-7 and averaged 15.8 points on 48 percent shooting from the floor and 35 percent from the three-point line.

The wing was a top 50 prospect coming out of high school and originally committed to Kentucky before transferring to UCLA after his freshman season.

Juzang, who turned 21 in March reclassified from the class of 2020 to the class of 2019 before entering college which makes him a year younger than several juniors in this year’s NBA draft.

The wing’s best stretch of basketball came during the 2021 NCAA Tournament when he averaged 21.3 points and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the floor and 35 percent from the three-point line.

Juzang scored a career-high 29 points in the Bruins’ Final Four loss to the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

The wing picked up where he left off during his junior season at UCLA recording double-digit scoring outings in 21 of the Bruins’ first 22 games but saw his numbers slip dramatically down the stretch of his final season in college.

Juzang averaged 10.5 points and 4.3 rebounds over his final seven games at UCLA while shooting 38 percent from the floor and 30 percent from the three-point line.

Two-way players earn half of the NBA’s rookie minimum contract and can split time between the team’s main roster and their G-League affiliate.

Salt Lake City Summer League

The Jazz announced their Summer League roster on Saturday afternoon as they prepare for the Salt Lake City Summer League. Utah will play three games at Vivint Arena beginning on July 5 before heading down to Las Vegas to wrap up Summer League action.

They will have 16 players on their roster with 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)

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