New Jazz Guard Collin Sexton Attends Utah/SUU Football Game
Sep 10, 2022, 12:03 PM
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SALT LAKE CITY – New Utah Jazz guard Collin Sexton attended the Utah Utes football game against Southern Utah on Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
Before kickoff between Utah and Southern Utah, the Utes tweeted out a picture of Jazz guard Collin Sexton on the field at the game.
Welcome to Utah, @CollinSexton02 👋 @utahjazz pic.twitter.com/4CILpKEE8n
— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) September 10, 2022
The Jazz acquired Sexton in a trade that sent Donovan Mitchell to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sexton was sent to Utah along with Lauri Markkanen and 14th overall pick Ochai Agbaji. Utah also received three unprotected first-round picks and two pick swaps.
Sexton was taken by the Cavaliers with the eighth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. In four seasons with the Cavaliers, Sexton appeared in 218 games with 208 starts, averaging 20 points, three rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game, while shooting 45% from the field and 37% from the three-point line.
The Jazz made the trade official on Thursday with statements from owner Ryan Smith, CEO Danny Ainge, and general manager Justin Zanik.
“It was clear that in order to optimize our opportunity to create a team that could truly contend and establish sustained success, we needed to transition our roster,” Ainge said in the release. “In trading Rudy and now Donovan, it was a rare opportunity to maximize our ability to get quality talent and picks to best position us moving forward. We have a plan in place to help us assemble the championship team our fans deserve. It will take time to craft our roster. We all understand the work ahead and are committed to our vision.”
“Ochai, Lauri and Collin are exciting young players, and we’re thrilled to add them to our roster,” Zanik said. “We believe that they fit the Jazz culture and hard-nosed, competitive brand of basketball we’ve built here in Utah. They give us versatility and athleticism on both ends of the floor as we grow toward the future. We look forward to our fans getting to know them.”
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