Suns Sign Jerel McNeal Through Next Season

Jerel McNeal has been signed by the Suns through the 2015/16 season, RealGM reports. Further details were not immediately made available. McNeal’s first 10-day contract with the club expired after Friday night’s action.

McNeal has appeared in four games with the Suns, though he has only scored two points in 19 minutes. McNeal signed the 10-day contract April 1st after Phoenix opted not to re-sign guard A.J. Price after Price’s first 10-day contract expired. McNeal, a shooting guard who was not drafted when he was eligible in 2009, was playing for the Bakersfield Jam, the Suns’ D-League affiliate, prior to joining Phoenix.

In 27 games for the Jam, McNeal averaged 18.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 4.6 assists in 32.6 minutes per contest. He has previously had NBA training camp stints with the Clippers, Raptors and Rockets. The Pelicans and Jazz have briefly carried him on regular season rosters in the past, but he didn’t see action with either team, so he’s technically a two-year veteran even though he did not make his official NBA debut until this month.

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