Miye Oni signs contract with Utah Jazz

Miye Oni is under contract with the Utah Jazz.

Miye Oni is under contract as a Jazzman.

The Utah Jazz announced Monday that the team signed Oni to a contract, giving Oni an opportunity to keep his momentum toward a NBA career going after the Jazz got him in the NBA Draft last month with the No. 58 pick via a trade with the Golden State Warriors, becoming the first player drafted from the since Penn’s Jerome Allen.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Andy Siegel of Early Bird Rights reported on Twitter the contract was a three-year deal with only the first year guaranteed.

Oni appeared in two games during the Salt Lake City Summer League, averaging 9.5 points, five rebounds, two steals and 1.6 assists in 27 minutes. Oni participated in four contests during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, posting averages of 8.2 points, 2.8 assists and two rebounds in 25.4 minutes.

“I’m honored to have signed with the Jazz,” Oni told the Deseret News on Monday. “I’m thankful to the front office and coaching staff for believing in me. I’m incredibly excited for what’s to come.”

Oni has demonstrated his considerable defensive acumen and has impressed as a scorer at times as well.

The Salt Lake Tribune’s Andy Larsen offered on Twitter that Oni would likely spend significant time with the Salt Lake City Stars in the NBA G-League.

The news of Oni’s signing comes two days after Matt Morgan indicated on Twitter that his time with the Toronto Raptors was coming to an end. Morgan had signed a deal with the Raptors to play in the NBA Summer League.

Oni will wear No. 24 for Utah, per multiple outlets, so let’s hope the best of Oni in a Jazz uniform is yet to come: