The Utah Jazz sign former Cyclone guard Naz Long to a two-way contract

By: Jordan Hamann

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH- The Utah Jazz, a member of the western division of the National Basketball Association (NBA), has officially signed former Cyclone guard, Nazareth Mitrou-Long, to a two-way NBA contract.
According to team policies, details of the contract have not been released as of yet.

The move comes after the Jazz waived Nate Wolters.

In the state of Iowa and the city of Ames, Iowa (pop. 66,191), all you have to say is the name Naz, and people immediately know who you’re talking about.

The Ontario, Canada native played a vital role behind helping the program win three Big12 championships in 2014, 2015 and 2017 — two under former head coach Fred Hoiberg and one under current head coach Steve Prohm — along with former teammates Georges Niang, Matthew Thomas, Deonte Burton, and Monte Morris.

The Iowa State alum was an 83-game starter for the Cyclones while appearing in a career 131 games. He averaged 9.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.

He holds the record for the second-most three-point buckets netted in program history with 260. Naz also is one of eleven players in the program’s history to net 1,200 points, 300 rebounds and 200 assists in his career.

The two-way contract will allow Naz to continue to develop his game while improving his abilities within the G-League. It will also allow the Utah Jazz the ability to call him up at any point.

The length of the contract will be either one or two-years, where he will spend a majority of his time in the G-League with the Salt Lake City Stars; spending no more than 45 days with the Utah Jazz’s active roster.

In the NBA’s developmental G-League, Naz currently averages 15.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.2 steals for the Salt Lake City Stars. He currently is averaging 34 minutes a game.

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