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Utah Jazz sign Justin James to two-way contract

Former Wyoming star has appeared in 72 games in his NBA career thus far.

Sacramento Kings guard Justin James (10) goes around Indiana Pacers forward Doug McDermott (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

The Utah Jazz have agreed to terms with guard Justin James on a two-way contract, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.

James, a 6-foot-6, 190-pound product of the University of Wyoming, was the No. 40 selection overall in the 2019 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings, and has appeared in 72 games with them over the past two seasons.

The 24-year-old has career averages of 3.2 points, 0.9 rebounds, and 0.6 assists, on 44.6% shooting from the field and 34.3% from 3-point range.

He joins second-year point guard Trent Forrest as the Jazz’s two-way players, which enables them to split time between the NBA club and its G League affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars.

A native of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., James played four seasons at Wyoming, averaging 22.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.5 steals as a senior en route to All-Mountain West Second Team honors.

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