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Jarrod Uthoff waived by Memphis Grizzlies, en route to G League

However, former Hawkeye will continue pro career in Memphis area

(USA TODAY Sports)
(USA TODAY Sports)

Jarrod Uthoff was on the Memphis Grizzlies for a day. Now, he waits for the Memphis Hustle’s training camp to open.

The former Iowa Hawkeye forward signed with the Grizzlies Wednesday, missed three 3-pointers in seven minutes of their preseason game that night, and was waived by the team Thursday. The move wasn’t a surprise. The franchise signed him to be able to steer him toward its G League affiliate, the Memphis Hustle of nearby Southaven, Miss.

The Hustle acquired Uthoff’s G League rights last year. Hustle radio analyst Jon Roser tweeted that Uthoff will play for that team.

 

Uthoff spent the majority of his first two pro seasons in the G League before playing in nine games with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks two seasons ago. He played last season in Russia.

Once again, no former Hawkeye is currently on an NBA roster.

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