Jarrod Uthoff cut by Indiana Pacers

No ex-Hawkeyes currently on NBA rosters

Jarrod Uthoff (19) of the Indiana Pacers forward Jarrod Uthoff drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Langston Galloway during an NBA preseason game in Detroit. The Pacers cut Uthoff Sunday. (Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports)
Jarrod Uthoff (19) of the Indiana Pacers forward Jarrod Uthoff drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Langston Galloway during an NBA preseason game in Detroit. The Pacers cut Uthoff Sunday. (Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports)

Former University of Iowa basketball player Jarrod Uthoff was released Sunday by the NBA’s Indiana Pacers.

Uthoff was among the Pacers’ final 15 players after the team cut three players Saturday, which gave optimism to him making the club’s 15-man active roster.

Uthoff, who played high school ball at Cedar Rapids Jefferson, has been with four NBA teams since finishing his Iowa career in March 2016. He spent most of last season in the then-NBA D-League before signing with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks late in the season and playing in nine games with the Mavs. He averaged 4.4 points and 2.6 rebounds.

He was traded to the Houston Rockets in June, was waived in July, and signed a non-guaranteed deal with Indiana in September.

If Uthoff returns to what is now called the G-League, his rights are held by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, one of the two G-League teams he was with last season.

No former Hawkeyes are on NBA rosters. Guard Peter Jok was cut by the Phoenix Suns last week and is expected to go to training camp with the Suns’ G-League affiliate in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

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