Utah Jazz Sign MaCio Teague to Contract

MaCio Teague to Utah Jazz

Following the 2021 NBA Draft two weeks ago, former Baylor Men’s Basketball players have showed off during the summer league. Two athletes in particular—Gs Davion Mitchell and MaCio Teague displayed their skills at a high level with their respective teams—the Sacramento Kings and the Utah Jazz. Mitchell and fellow star G Jared Butler were both signed to contracts with the Kings and the Jazz after being drafted in the first and second rounds (I wrote about these players in a previous post, “According to Baylor Athletics’ Jerry Hill (papa) in this article, “With the two picks [Thursday night], Baylor has now had eight NBA Draft picks in the last 10 drafts, the most of any team in the state of Texas and the second-most in the Big 12 Conference since 2012. The Bears have accounted for eight of 28 draft picks from Texas universities since 2012.”“), but Teague and F Mark Vital only signed free agent contracts for the summer league. Teague was signed to an Exhibition 10 role (a one year deal worth the minimum salary) with the Jazz, but today the team announced they signed Teague to a more official position, although in the press release, details of said role were not mentioned. Since he began playing this summer, Teague has averaged over 15 points per game and is playing 22.8 minutes. Teague was an all star last season and is one of the main reasons why the Bears earned the National Championship title. At the end of the regular season, Teague tied the Baylor record for 3s in a game with 10 and 35 points was named to the All-Big 12 Third Team list and AP All-Big 12 Second Team. He completed this season shooting 47.8% (176-368) of field goals, 39.5% (60-152) of 3s, and 83.1% (64-77) of free throws with at total of 50 assists, 24 steals, 11 blocks, and 476 points—the second highest on the team.

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