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Jazz Sign Elliot Williams to a Second 10-Day Contract

Rookie has appeared in three games since his NBA D-League Call-Up
by Matt Sanchez

SALT LAKE CITY (January 17, 2015) – The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed guard Elliot Williams to a second 10-day contract.  Williams signed his first 10-day with the Jazz on Jan. 7 and has appeared in three Jazz games since, averaging 2.7 points in 8.6 minutes.

When the Jazz signed him from the NBA Development League’s Santa Cruz Warriors, Williams (6-5, 190, Memphis) became the 13th overall NBA D-League Call-Up of the 2014-15 season.  At the time of his call-up, Williams was averaging 21.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.3 steals in 37.2 minutes in 16 games (all starts) for Santa Cruz.  He recorded five double-doubles and scored in double figures in all 16 games.  Williams scored 20-plus points in 10 games and 30-or-more points twice.

A native of Memphis, Tenn. and former McDonald’s All-American, Williams played one season at Duke (2008-09) before transferring to the University of Memphis (2009-10).  He was originally selected in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.

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