Report: Jazz Sign Forward Paris Bass To One-Year Contract

Aug 8, 2022, 9:55 AM | Updated: 9:59 am


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 19: Paris Bass #35 of the South Bay Lakers and Justin Anderson #10 of the Wisconsin Herd go for the loose ball during the NBA G League Winter Showcase at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on December 19, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz made news on Sunday when it was reported that they have signed small forward Paris Bass to a one-year contract.

Chris Haynes reported the deal on Sunday, August 7 but exact terms have not been released.

Bass averaged 5.6 points and 2.2 rebounds per game while playing with the Los Angeles Lakers summer league team.

Jazz Current Roster:

PG: Mike Conley/Patrick Beverley/Jared Butler
SG: Donovan Mitchell/Jordan Clarkson/Malik Beasley/Nickeil Alexander-Walker
SF: Bojan Bogdanovic/Simone Fontecchio/Leandro Bolmaro
PF: Jarred Vanderbilt/Rudy Gay
C: Udoka Azubuike/Walker Kessler

Two-Way: Johnny Juzang

It is not yet clear where Bass fits in here but the deal is more likely to be an Exhibit-10 or Two-Way style contract than a guaranteed roster spot.

About Paris Bass

A 6’8, 200 pound small forward, Bass is from Birmingham, Michigan. After a stellar high school career at Seaholm High School committing to play collegiately at Detroit Mercy.

Bass earned Horizon League Freshman of the Year honors as a redshirt freshman in 2014-15. He started 21 games, averaging 12.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.1 blocks per game for the 15-18 Titans. After missing the first eight games of his sophomore season due to suspension, Bass upped his production by averaging 18.4 points, eight rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.4 blocks per game. Numbers that were good enough to earn First-Team All-Horizon League recognition.

Bass left Detroit Mercy following his redshirt sophomore season.

After signing but not playing in Austria, Bass spent time with the G-Leagues’s Erie BayHawks where he averaged 3.9 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.

In 2018 alone, Bass spent time playing in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Columbia.

In October 2021, Bass signed with the South Bay Lakers after securing another G-League tryout. In 14 games with the Lakers, Bass averaged 17.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. He also shot an efficient 48.7 percent from the field, 33.9 percent on threes , and 78.6 percent from the free throw line.

Bass signed with the Phoenix Suns as a Covid hardship exemption last season. In two games with the Suns he averaged three points and two rebounds per game.


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Report: Jazz Sign Forward Paris Bass To One-Year Contract