Indiana Basketball’s Juwan Morgan finds a landing spot in the NBA after going undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft. According to Mike Scotto of The Athletic, Juwan Morgan has agreed to a deal with the Utah Jazz as an unrestricted free agent. The 6-foot-8 forward played four years at Indiana University and was part of 2015 recruiting class, which now has all three players in the NBA: Thomas Bryant (Washington), OG Anunoby (Toronto), and Juwan Morgan (Utah).
The Waynesville, Missouri native was Indiana’s captain for the 2018-2019 campaign. As a senior, Juwan Morgan finished his career 9th in scoring in the Big Ten, 5th in rebounds, and 7th in field goal percentage and blocks. He averaged 15.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in his final year, and shot at an efficient field goal percentage of 55.8%.
The Utah Jazz are getting a slightly undersized NBA forward that can run the floor. Juwan Morgan is most well-known for his willingness to fight for 50-50 balls, play tough-nosed defense, and serve as an all-around “utility” player. He has the ability to run the point if needed and he has began implementing a three-point threat to his game.
Juwan Morgan owns the Hoosiers’ second-ever triple-double in program history. Unlike the NBA, triple-doubles are much less common than the NBA for a variety of reasons. Morgan finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and a career-high 10 assists against Jacksonville in December of 2018.
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