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Aldridge Joins Utah Jazz Summer League Squad

by | Jul 1, 2018 | News, Sports

Davidson’s Peyton Aldridge will be taking it to the next level – playing for the Utah Jazz in the NBA summer league.

Former Davidson men’s basketball standout Peyton Aldridge ’18 will play for the Utah Jazz in the Utah Jazz Summer League and NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League as announced by the organization on Friday.

Aldridge, the 2018 Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Year and Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, finished his standout career behind Stephen Curry (2,635) and John Gerdy (2,483) on Davidson’s all-time scoring list with 2,171 career points, which is also fifth in league history.

In 2017-18, Aldridge led the A-10 in scoring at 21.2 points per game, while grabbing 7.6 rebounds and shooting 85.1 percent from the line. The 6-8 forward reached double figures in 42 straight games dating back to last season, hitting the 20-point plateau 16 times and 30-point mark five.

In addition, Aldridge ranks among the program’s all-time leaders in rebounds (892/3rd), 3-pointers made (239/6th), free-throw percentage (.827/5th), blocks (116/3rd) and starts (130/1st).

A three-time all-conference performer, Aldridge led Davidson (21-12) to its first-ever Atlantic 10 Tournament title and program’s 14th NCAA Tournament appearance.

During his four-year standout career, the Wildcats posted an 82-48 overall record, 45-27 conference mark, won a regular season title, a conference tournament crown and appeared in three postseason tournaments (2015 & 2018 NCAA Tournament / 2016 NIT).

A participant in the 2018 NABC Reese’s All-Star game, Aldridge is the 12th player in program history and sixth under head coach Bob McKillop to earn All-America honors

Aldridge is the fifth Wildcat in the last six years to sign with a NBA summer league team — Jake Cohen (Phoenix Suns – 2013), De’Mon Brooks (Charlotte Hornets – 2014) and Tyler Kalinoski (Miami Heat – 2015), Jack Gibbs (Minnesota Timberwolves – 2017).

The Jazz will play three games at the 2018 Utah Jazz Summer League from July 2, 3 and 5. In addition to Monday’s game vs. the San Antonio Spurs, the Jazz are also scheduled to face the Memphis Grizzlies on July 3 and the Atlanta Hawks on July 5 at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Following the Utah Jazz Summer League, the team will head to Las Vegas for the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League, which begins July 6.

Fans can go to www.utahjazz.comand follow to find complete coverage of the games, including schedules, ticket information, game previews, live stats, photo galleries, results, game recaps and video interviews. Follow @UtahJazzSL on twitter for all news and updates on the Utah Jazz Summer League.

About the NBA Summer League
The NBA Summer League is a series of off-season competitions during which National Basketball Association teams come together to try out different summer rosters instead of their regular season line-ups.

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