Trey Burke signs with Jazz, struggles in Summer League debut
Utah signed No. 9 overall pick Trey Burke and No. 27 Rudy Gobert on Saturday. Burke shot 1 for 12 in a Summer League game Sunday.
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 <span data-shortcode=" data-canon="Minnesota Timberwolves" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" id="shortcode0"> 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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