LOGAN, Utah - Former Utah State men’s basketball player Spencer Butterfield has been named to the Utah Jazz Summer League roster and will appear with the team in games in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, Nev.
Butterfield finished his career as one of the top 3-point marksmen in school history, shooting 44.7 percent from long range over two seasons with the Aggies. Butterfield led USU in scoring as a senior, averaging 12.9 points per game and shooting 46.4 percent (141-of-305) from the field and a team- and Mountain West-best 46.0 percent (69-of-150) from behind the 3-point line. Butterfield also led the team defensively, totaling 19 steals and finishing third on the team with 10 blocks en route to earning honorable mention all-Mountain West honors.
Butterfield made an immediate impact with the Aggies as a junior, following a transfer from Yuba College, when he finished third on the team with 12.2 points per game and second on the team with 6.6 rebounds per contest. That year, Butterfield shot just under 50 percent from the floor (.498), including a team-best 42.5 percent (48-of-113) from behind the 3-point line and earned second-team all-WAC honors and was named to the WAC All-Newcomer Team.
The Jazz will play three games in the 2016 Utah Jazz Summer League on July 4, 5 and 7, with all of the games set to tip at 7 p.m. In addition to Monday’s game vs. the San Antonio Spurs, the Jazz are also scheduled to face the Boston Celtics on July 5 at Vivint Smart Home Arena, and the Philadelphia 76ers on July 7 at the University of Utah’s Jon M. Huntsman Center. Following the Utah Jazz Summer League, the team will head to Las Vegas for the NBA Summer League, which begins on July 8.
The NBA Summer League, an 11-day showcase of top young NBA talent, will run through Monday, July 18, at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Teams will compete in three preliminary round games from July 8-12 before being seeded in a tournament that starts on July 13 and concludes with the championship game on July 18. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games.
For more information about the Utah Jazz Summer League visit utahjazz.com. More information about the NBA summer league can be found online at nba.com.
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