BayHawks Acquire Rights to Jarrod Uthoff
ERIE, PA -¬†The Erie BayHawks have completed a trade with the Memphis Hustle giving Erie the returning player rights to forward Jarrod Uthoff [YOU-toff] in exchange for the BayHawks first round selection in the 2021 NBA G League draft.
Uthoff (6-9, 220) was named a first team All NBA G League selection last season after playing in 34 games for the Hustle where he averaged 18.9 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks per game.¬† He shot 36.3 percent from three-point range and 49 percent from the field overall.
During the 2019-20 G League season Uthoff collected 19 double-doubles on the year while recording 21 games with 10-or-more rebounds and four games with 15-or-more rebounds. He signed a 10-day contract with the Memphis Grizzlies on Feb. 27 and made four appearances with the team.¬† He was then signed by the Washington Wizards in July as a substitute player to finish the season in Orlando and appeared in three games for the Wizards.¬† He was signed by the New Orleans Pelicans prior to their 2020-21 training camp and was waived on December 19.
Uthoff has played in 158 G League games over the past four seasons including stints with Memphis, Fort Wayne, Texas and Toronto.¬† He also had a nine-game stint in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks during the 2016-17 season, where he averaged 4.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 12.8 minutes.
He originally went undrafted after playing three season at the University of Iowa where in his final season he led the team in scoring (18.9) and blocked shots (2.6) and was a unanimous first team All-Big Ten selection.
The BayHawks are one of 18 teams playing in the 2021 NBA G League season at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort starting in February.¬† Erie's full roster will be announced this week.
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