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The Utah Jazz might have discovered a gem after the 2022 NBA draft by agreeing to a two-way contract with UCLA junior guard Johnny Juzang, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Juzang was not chosen throughout Thursday’s draft.
Bleacher Report Draft Professional Jonathan Wasserman’s Scouting Report
Participant: Johnny Juzang
Professional Comparability: Jordan Nwora
Scouting Report: Juzang did not make any notable enchancment this season, although there may nonetheless be curiosity in a 6’5″ shot-maker who can join off the catch and dribble. He simply will not add any rim stress on protection.
At 6’5″ and 209 kilos, Juzang has an NBA-ready physique that ought to assist ease the transition to the subsequent degree. He can play on or off the ball offensively and is an environment friendly scorer.
Juzang burst on to the scene as a sophomore when he led UCLA on a run to the Closing 4 in 2021. He was the darling of the lads’s NCAA match that season however opted to remain at school for an additional 12 months to develop his recreation.
Juzang averaged 15.6 factors, 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists for the Bruins whereas capturing 43.2 p.c from the sector and 36.0 p.c from past the arc final season. As a three-year faculty participant, he has the maturity to be a direct contributor for the Jazz if he can discover a method to make the roster.