More names have been confirmed for the Utah Jazz as summer league play tips-off next week.
After being forced to watch a months-long NBA Playoffs that didn’t include their Utah Jazz, fans of the team will finally get the chance to root for their squad once again in the coming days. The Utah Jazz Summer League will tip-off on July 4 and more players have been confirmed for summer roster spots this week.
Former UConn wing Shonn Miller, forward Terry Allen from Richmond, Virginia alum Mike Tobey and former Utah State guard Spencer Butterfield have all been reported as signing to join the Jazz at various junctures throughout the summer.
Miller, who had a strong season for the Huskies after playing three years and graduating from Cornell, will reportedly be with the Jazz for both their team-hosted summer league in Salt Lake City, as well as the Las Vegas Summer League, which will take place from July 8-18.
The 6-foot-7, 210-pound Miller averaged 12 points and five rebounds per game in his lone season at UConn and had a penchant for drawing charging fouls on defense.
He’s also a pretty smart guy–after graduating from Cornell with a degree in agricultural and life sciences, he earned a master’s degree in counseling during his year with the Huskies.
Miller will be joined in Salt Lake City by Allen (6-foot-8, 240 lbs.) who averaged 17 points and nearly eight rebounds and two steals per game for the Spiders this past season. For his efforts, Allen was a 2016 All-Atlantic 10 Third Team selection.
Tobey, meanwhile, won’t be with the team for the Utah Jazz Summer League (he’ll be playing for the Charlotte Hornets in Orlando that week), but has agreed to join the Jazz squad for the Vegas league.
The 6-foot-11 center averaged seven points and four rebounds in 16 minutes per game for the Mountaineers as a senior.
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As for Butterfield, the sharpshooting guard most recently played for Lithuanian powerhouse BC Utenos Juventus. He is a career 43-percent three-point shooter in Europe, after hitting with similar effectiveness for the Aggies. He participated in the Jazz free agent mini-camp earlier this month.
There’s been no official word as to whether or not Butterfield will be with the Jazz for both summer leagues.