Utah Summer Basketball League
July 2-5, 2018
The Utah Jazz Summer League, now in its fourth year, will be held on July 2, 3 and 5 at Vivint Smart Home Arena. In the 2018 edition, the Jazz and Spurs return to the league, while the Hawks and Grizzlies are the latest newcomers.
SUMMER LEAGUE LINKS:
• Utah Summer League
• Sacramento Summer League
• Las Vegas NBA Summer League
• NBA Summer League Rosters
In the 2018 Utah Summer League, each team, over the course of the four days, will play three games, as part of daily doubleheaders at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (MT). There will be no games on July 4.
For the first time, the event will include some some action featuring the public. The Utah Jazz all-day-long 3-on-3 Tournament will take place Monday, July 2 on outdoor courts at Park Place, located across the street from Vivint Smart Home Arena. A total of 34 divisions, ranging from age 9 boys and girls to under 6-foot only teams and “Top Gun” men’s and women’s categories, are available.
The first game in 2018 Utah Jazz Summer League will be the Hawks against the Grizzlies.
The Utah Jazz Summer League showcases rookies selected in the 2018 NBA Draft competing in their first NBA games, sophomores, select free agents and athletes competing to make NBA and G League regular season rosters.
Three-day attendance for the 2017 Utah Jazz Summer League was 22,775 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on the campus of the University of Utah due to the summer renovation of Vivint Smart Home Arena. Since the return of the Utah Jazz Summer League in 2015, total attendance has surpassed 75,000 fans.
The host Jazz, led by guards Danté Exum and Donovan Mitchell, finished the Utah Jazz Summer League with a 3-0 record last year followed by San Antonio (1-2), Boston (1-2) and Philadelphia (1-2) with Markelle Fultz, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Davis Bertans and Bryn Forbes participating.
2018 Utah Jazz Summer League Schedule
All Times Mountain Time (MT)
Monday, July 2
Grizzlies 103, Hawks 88: In the win for the Grizzlies, Jaren Jackson Jr shot 9-of-15 for 29 points in 23 minutes. Kobi Simmons shot 8-of-13 for 21 points. In the loss, Tyler Dorsey scored 18 with seven rebounds and four assists, while Trae Young had 16 but on just 4-of-20 shooting and 1-of-11 three-pointers.
Jazz 92, Spurs 76: According to Rotowire, "The Jazz (1-0) had five players reach double figures in scoring. Former Iowa State standout Georges Niang led the team with 17 points and four rebounds. Tony Bradley, a one-and-done at North Carolina two seasons ago, collected 11 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks. Rookie Grayson Allen accumulated 11 points, eight rebounds and seven assists."
Tuesday, July 3
Spurs 103, Hawks 81: In the win for the Spurs, Derrick White had 21 points, six rebounds, nine assists, two steals and two blocks, Jaron Blossomgame had 16 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks, and Chimezie Metu had 13 points and nine rebounds. In the loss for the Hawks, John Collins has 19 points and seven rebounds, Tyler Dorsey scored 14, and Trae Young had 12 points but on 5-of-16 shooting.
Grizzlies 95, Jazz 92: In the win for Memphis, Wayne Selden had 20 points but on 6-of-17 shooting, plus four assists and six rebounds, Kobi Simmons had 20 points on 8-of-18 shooting plus five rebounds, and Deyonta Davis had 17 points on fantastic 8-of-9 shooting, with six rebounds. In the loss for Utah, Naz Mitrou-Long had 19 points, six rebounds, eight assists and two steals, Georges Niang had 18 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, and Tony Bradley had 18 points and 14 rebounds.
Wednesday, July 4
Thursday, July 5
5 p.m. Memphis vs. San Antonio
7 p.m. Atlanta vs. Utah
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The 2017 Utah Jazz Summer League will be played on July 3, 5 and 6. No league games will be played on Tuesday, July 4. Each team will play three games over the four-day span as part of daily double-headers at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. MT.
The six-game, four-team event will take place at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on the campus of the University of Utah and feature the Jazz, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers and San Antonio Spurs for the third straight year.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, "There's a very good chance that this summer's six-game slate between four teams will have a future star, given that there's three lottery picks from the 2017 draft, and several others from previous drafts playing on the hardcourt this week at the Huntsman Center. While free agency and blockbuster trades have dominated the headlines, the Summer League could represent the future of pro basketball — and Utah will have a frontrow seat.."
The broadcast plans for television, radio and online coverage for the 2017 Utah Jazz Summer League, in association with America First Credit Union, University of Utah Health and the Utah Sports Commission, were announced today. The six-game, four-team event will be held at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on the campus of the University of Utah July 3, 5 and 6. KJZZ 14 Television will broadcast the Jazz games live on July 3 vs. San Antonio, July 5 vs. Philadelphia 76ers and July 6 vs. Boston Celtics, while The Zone Sports Network (1280 AM/97.5 FM) will simulcast the games. Tipoff for all Jazz games will be at 7 p.m. MT. All six Utah Jazz Summer League games will also be broadcast live on NBA TV, as well as streamed via the ESPN app. For fans outside the Jazz television market, UtahJazz.com will stream the Jazz games.
League play tips off with the Celtics, who own the first pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, playing the 76ers with the third pick. The Jazz (No. 24 and 30 selections) will face the San Antonio Spurs (No. 29 pick) on opening night.
The Utah Jazz Summer League showcases newly drafted rookies competing in their first NBA game, along with young NBA players, select free agents and undrafted rookies looking for an opportunity.
Since the return of the Utah Jazz Summer League in 2015, total attendance has surpassed 52,000 fans.
2017 Utah Jazz Summer League Schedule
(All Mountain Time)
Monday, July 3
5 p.m. – Boston vs. Philadelphia
7 p.m. – San Antonio vs. Utah
Tuesday, July 4
No games scheduled
Wednesday, July 5
5 p.m. – Boston vs. San Antonio
7 p.m. – Philadelphia vs. Utah
Thursday, July 6
5 p.m. – Philadelphia vs. San Antonio
7 p.m. – Boston vs. Utah