Trey Burke signs with Jazz, struggles in Summer League debut

By Eye on Basketball staff

Trey Burke went all out to score 24 points in the championship game loss to Louisville. (USATSI)
Trey Burke went all out to score 24 points in the championship game loss to Louisville. (USATSI)

Ninth overall pick Trey Burke signed with Utah on Saturday and suited up for the Jazz on Sunday in the Orlando Pro Summer League.

It was a mixed debut. Burke had eight points, seven rebounds and five assists in Utah's 69-59 win over Miami, but he shot 1 for 12 from the field.

"Obviously my shot was not there today, but I feel I'm getting comfortable in the offense," Burke said, via the Orlando Magic's official website.

A 6-foot point guard acquired from Minnesota for Utah's 14th and 21st overall picks, Burke averaged 18.6 points and 6.7 assists as a Michigan sophomore last season and won the Wooden Award.

After Sunday's game, Utah coach Sidney Lowe said Burke has “done a great job of leading his teammates. It's very encouraging to see out of a young guy.”

Utah also signed No. 27 overall pick Rudy Gobert, a 7-1 center from France acquired in a trade with Denver. Gobert averaged 8.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in the French League last season.

Terms of their contracts were not disclosed.

 
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