Report: Former UK player Johnny Juzang has NBA contract lined up after going undrafted

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Johnny Juzang’s lone season at Kentucky didn’t produce many highlights. That certainly wasn’t the case after he transferred to UCLA and took on a starring role.

And now, based on that success, he’s headed to the NBA.

Juzang went undrafted Thursday night, but soon after ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that he had agreed to a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz.

Juzang averaged 2.9 points and 12.3 minutes as a freshman at Kentucky during the 2019-20 season. His top performance that season was 13 points, including making all three of his three-point attempts, in 24 minutes played in a win against Tennessee.

He played a season-high 33 minutes and scored 10 points in the team’s win against Florida that ultimately concluded its pandemic-shortened season. Yet the California native later chose to leave UK and return to the West Coast.

Juzang averaged 16.0 points as a sophomore in UCLA’s run to the Final Four in 2020-21, and then 15.6 last season when the Bruins made it to the Sweet Sixteen.

Johnny Juzang (10) shoots against Vanderbilt’s Dylan Disu during a game with Kentucky on Feb, 11, 2020.
Johnny Juzang (10) shoots against Vanderbilt’s Dylan Disu during a game with Kentucky on Feb, 11, 2020.