Former Kansas center Udoka Azubuike signs two-way contract with Phoenix Suns

Free agent and former Jayhawk signs with Suns
Utah Jazz center Udoka Azubuike (20) pulls down a rebound as Denver Nuggets guard Kentavious...
Utah Jazz center Udoka Azubuike (20) pulls down a rebound as Denver Nuggets guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (5) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 8, 2023, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)(Rick Bowmer | AP)
Published: Jul. 31, 2023 at 8:25 PM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Former Kansas Jayhawk big man Udoka Azubuike has signed a two-way contract with the Phoenix Suns as of Monday.

The center was the 27th overall pick by the Utah Jazz in the 2020 NBA Draft. Over three seasons in Utah Azubuike averaged 3.3 points, 3.3 rebounds per game and shot 76.9% from the field. He played in a total of 68 games and started 10.

Before the previous season the Jazz declined the fourth-year team option on his contract and he played for the Boston Celtics summer league.

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Standing at 6-foot-10 and 280 pounds the former Jayhawk was named Big 12 Player of the Year and Second Team All-American as a senior.

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He joins Kansas native Bol Bol in Phoenix, the son of the late Manute Bol and spent two seasons playing for Bishop Miege High School. Bol led Bishop Miege to a 22-win season and 4A-Division I state championship as a sophomore and attended the University of Oregon.

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