Jerrelle Benimon will spend the upcoming season in China after passing on a training camp offer from the Jazz, tweets Chris Reichert of Upside and Motor. Benimon, who played briefly for Utah during the 2014/15 season, will join the Qingdao franchise.
Benimon signed with the Nuggets in August of 2014, but was waived in training camp. He agreed to a 10-day contract with the Jazz in March of 2015 and appeared in two games during his stay there.
A 6’8″ power forward out of Towson, Benimon spent last season with the Foshan Long-Lions in the Chinese Basketball Association. He played for Brooklyn’s entry in this year’s Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 8.0 points and 5.8 rebounds in four games.