Jazz Sign Draft Picks Azubuike, Hughes

NOVEMBER 25: Hughes signed a two-year, minimum-salary deal that will be fully guaranteed, per ESPN’s Bobby Marks (Twitter link).


NOVEMBER 24: The Jazz have signed first-round pick Udoka Azubuike and second-rounder Elijah Hughes, according to a team press release.

Selected 27th overall, the 7-foot Azubuike was a four-year collegiate player at Kansas. He posted averages of 13.7 PPG, 10.5 RPG and 2.6 BPG in 31 games as a senior en route to being named Big 12 Player of the Year.

Assuming Azubuike received 120% of the rookie scale amount, he’ll make $1.977MM in his first season and a total of $10.15MM over four seasons. Hughes will likely get the $898,310 minimum salary for a first-year player.

Hughes, a small forward who played for Syracuse, was drafted with the 39th overall pick that Utah acquired on draft night. He led the ACC in scoring last season at 19.0 PPG to go along with 4.9 RPG, 3.4 APG and 1.2 SPG.

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One thought on “Jazz Sign Draft Picks Azubuike, Hughes

  1. nentwigs

    Both
    Udoka Azubuike
    and
    Elijah Hughes
    when speaking to the officials of the Utah team,
    stated,
    “You’ve got an NBA team in Utah?”
    “And the team name is JAZZ?’
    “Whatever in the HELL possessed you to do that?”
    “Nobody in Utah even knows what JAZZ means.”
    “How soon before you change it to something more relevant?”

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