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Report: Jazz Sign Former Lone Peak Star Frank Jackson

Feb 21, 2023, 12:22 PM | Updated: 1:08 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz are reportedly signing former Lone Peak High School star Frank Jackson to a 10-day contract.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Jackson would join the Jazz after playing for their G League affiliate Salt Lake City Stars to open the season.

“The Utah Jazz are signing five-year NBA veteran Frank Jackson to a 10-day contract out of their Salt Lake City G League affiliate, his agents Troy Payne and Mike Silverman of Equity Basketball tell @TheAthletic @Stadium,” Jackson averaged 22 points in G League this season,”

The Jazz have open rosters that needed to be filled after completing buyouts with guards Leandro Bolmaro and Russell Westbrook in recent days.

The team will retake the floor on Thursday against the Oklahoma City Thunder after hosting All-Star weekend in Utah.

Frank Jackson Before Joining Jazz

Once a Utah 5A state champion with Lone Peak high school, Jackson is in the midst of his fifth NBA season.

The native of Alpine, Utah, Jackson was originally selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 31st pick in the 2017 NBA draft before being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans on draft night

After starring at Lone Peak, Jackson played one season at Duke (2016-17) where he averaged 10.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game, helping the Blue Devils to an ACC tournament title.

Jazz Also Sign Kris Dunn

In addition to Jackson, Charania reported that the Jazz are also signing veteran guard Kris Dunn to a 10-day contract.

A former lottery pick, Dunn hasn’t taken the floor in an NBA game since April of 2022 after a brief stint with the Portland Trail Blazers.

“Former No. 5 overall pick Kris Dunn is signing a 10-day contract with the Utah Jazz, sources tell me and @Tjonesonthenba,” Charania reported. “Dunn, a six-year NBA veteran, has played for Capital City Go-Go in G League this season.”

Dunn, 28, was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the fifth pick in the 2016 draft and traded along with Jazz All-Star forward Lauri Markkanen to the Chicago Bulls in the summer of 2017.

The defensive-minded guard has career averages of 8.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 4.2 assists.

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