Utah Jazz formally sign Royce O’Neale

The Utah Jazz officially added forward Royce O’Neale to its roster Wednesday, after reports surfaced Monday that the two sides had agreed to a deal.

The Jazz did not disclose terms of the deal, although it was previously reported that it was for three years with just the first guaranteed.

After a four-year collegiate career at Denver and Baylor, the 6-foot-6, 226-pound O’Neale has played two seasons professionally, one in Germany and most recently in Spain.

During the 2016-2017 campaign playing for Gran Canaria in Spain, O’Neale averaged 8.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting, 5.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 20.6 minutes in 52 games (32 starts).

Utah now has 15 players with guaranteed contracts for the 2017-2018 season on its roster. Raul Neto has a deal that is non-guaranteed until Jan. 10.

Teams can have a maximum of 15 players on their roster.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

Jim Boeheim’s Son, Buddy, Is Piling Up College Offers

Longtime Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim may soon find himself fighting off other schools for the services of his own son. Rising HS senior Buddy Boeheim competed in the Nike Peach Jam showcase this past weekend with the Albany City Rocks in North Augusta, South Carolina, where he was among the most impressive performers, averaging 13.5 points per game while shooting 53.2% from the floor and 58% from behind the arc (19-34).

The 6-5 shooting guard ended up picking up an offer from Gonzaga afterward as a result. He reportedly also holds offers from UMASS, Iona and Binghamton. Although many expect him to end up at Syracuse, despite dad not having formally offered a scholarship yet, things could get interesting if other programs start getting involved, especially programs that could potentially offer hims a spot in the starting line-up.

Excited to announce that I have received an offer from Gonzaga University! pic.twitter.com/gwuGDBPnqh

— Buddy Boeheim (@buddy21352135) July 18, 2017

Buddy, who will play at national prep powerhouse Brewster Academy this fall, won’t be the only Boeheim playing D1 college basketball. His brother, Jimmy, will be a freshman at Cornell University this fall and a forward on the Ivy League’s basketball squad.

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