Johnny Juzang is angling for a larger role with the Utah Jazz.
Few guys in the Summer League impressed the Utah Jazz and its faithful fans more than Johnny Juzang. Keyonte George and Luka Samanic also stepped up, but Juzang really made it be known that he had a shot to respect. He was easily the biggest surprise and his consistency was well received.
And while fans were shocked by his increased consistency and dynamic shooting, Juzang wasn’t. In fact, he’s been working on that. Speaking to KSL Sports Unrivaled, Juzang revealed that he’d been working on his shot.
Juzang gave credit to his trainer Dash Lovell, saying;
"I’ve been out here with my trainer Dash (Lovell) and we’ve been getting a lot of good work on the court,” Juzang said. “Repetition, repetition, repetition, that’s a big part of it."
His play with the Jazz’ Summer League team got him a second two-way contract with the squad. A squad looking for more of an identity offensively. And while the team has some skilled shooters, Juzang could potentially rival anyone of the guys on the roster with his shot. His development has been obvious.
It’s what he’s been focusing on, knowing that his three-point ability will set him apart. He further goes on to explain that he knows his way to the Jazz as a regular rotation member is to show a consistent shot as often as he can, saying;
"I need to keep showing that I’m reliable — that I am reliable and consistent. Let everyone see over time what I’m capable of and what I can contribute."
Juzang has a huge mountain to climb, however, as he’ll have to compete with guys like Ochai Agbaji, Collin Sexton, Keyonte George, Kris Dunn, and his fellow two-way guys like Micah Potter. All of them are trying to show off their own shot selection and consistency.
It won’t be easy for Juzang to get a shot, but he certainly showed us that he has the skills to get it done.