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Jazz Sign Jack Cooley to a Multi-Year Deal

Rookie has appeared in six games since his NBA D-League Call-Up
by Bill Lea

SALT LAKE CITY (March 26, 2015) – The Utah Jazz announced today that team has signed forward Jack Cooley to a multi-year contract.  Per team policy, financial terms were not released.  Cooley signed his most recent 10-day contract with the Jazz on March 16 and has appeared in six Jazz games, averaging 1.7 points in 4.3 minutes per contest.

When the Jazz signed him from the NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede, Cooley (6-9, 246, Notre Dame) was averaging 16.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.3 blocks in 30.8 minutes per contest in 20 games. On March 13, Cooley set a new D-League single-game record by grabbing 29 rebounds vs. Los Angeles D-Fenders, adding 27 points while going 11-of-14 from the floor (78.6 percent).  Over his final three games, Cooley averaged 22.7 points on 65.9 percent shooting (27-of-41) and 22.7 rebounds per game with the Stampede.  He recorded 13 double-doubles, including four straight since returning to the D-League.  He scored in double figures on 17 occasions and recorded 20-plus points in six games. 

Cooley also attended 2014 training camp with the Jazz, averaging 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 5.8 minutes in two preseason games before being waived on Oct. 22. 

A native of Glenview, Ill., Cooley played four seasons at Notre Dame (2009-13).