Former Weber State star Joel Bolomboy signs 2-way contract with Milwaukee Bucks

Friday , October 20, 2017 - 5:43 PM

BRETT HEIN, Standard-Examiner Staff

Joel Bolomboy has a new basketball home.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed the former Weber State star to a two-way contract, the team announced Friday.

The Utah Jazz released Bolomboy on Oct. 16 and he was widely expected to be selected No. 1 in Saturday’s NBA G-League Draft.

A two-way contract is new to the NBA this year. NBA teams can sign two players to two-way contracts. Those players will spend most of their season in the G-League but make more money than players on standard G-League contracts.

They can spend up to 45 days on an NBA roster during the season and earn a pro-rated NBA salary during that time.

Bolomboy, a 6-foot-9 forward, spent most of his 2016-17 rookie season with the Salt Lake City Stars. He averaged 16.5 points and 13.3 rebounds per contest in 24 games, shooting 54 percent from the field and 46.8 percent from the 3-point line.

He also appeared in 12 games with the Jazz, his longest appearance coming against Oklahoma City when he logged 14 minutes and scored eight points.

Bolomboy will play for the Wisconsin Herd, the Bucks’ G-League affiliate. He was on the court Friday with the Bucks during the team’s introductions before Milwaukee played Cleveland.

Bolomboy left Weber State as the school’s all-time leader in rebounds (1,312) and blocks (172) and was selected by the Jazz with the 52nd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

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