USU basketball: former Aggie Jarred Shaw placed on Charlotte Hornets Summer League roster

By Zach Fisher

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, July 9 2014 1:05 p.m. MDT

Updated: Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:19 p.m. MDT

Utah State Aggies center Jarred Shaw (5) drives to the basket as Brigham Young Cougars forward Eric Mika (00) defends during a game at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday, November 30, 2013.

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Former Utah State men's basketball player Jarred Shaw will be a member of the Charlotte Hornets NBA Summer League roster.

The NBA Summer League will be held July 11-21 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Thomas and Mack Center and COX Pavilion on the UNLV campus. Each team will play no fewer than five games, including three preliminary games before beginning the seeded tournament on July 16.

The Hornets open play against the defending Summer League Champion Golden State Warriors on Friday, July 11, at 3:30 p.m. MT at the Thomas and Mack Center. After an off day, the team faces the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, July 13, at 1 p.m. MT at COX Pavilion, before concluding preliminary play against the New York Knicks on Monday, July 14, at 11 a.m. MT at COX Pavilion. The July 13 and 14 games are scheduled to air live on NBA TV.

For the second consecutive year, the event will feature a tournament-style schedule, culminating in the crowning of the Samsung NBA Summer League 2014 Champion on Monday, July 21. All of the participating teams will play three games apiece between July 11 and 15, before being seeded in the tournament, which tips off July 16 and runs through the championship game on July 21. For game recaps and comprehensive coverage of Summer League, fans can visit the Hornets website.

Shaw, a 6-foot-10 center from Dallas, Texas, earned honorable mention all-Mountain West honors in 2013-14 after earning second-team all-Western Athletic Conference accolades and being named to the WAC all-Newcomer Team in 2012-13. During his senior season, Shaw ranked 73rd in the NCAA in overall rebounding (8.3), also ranking 35th in defensive rebounds per game (6.33) and 93rd in double-doubles (8). He also ranked 13th in the MW in scoring (14.1), eighth in rebounding (8.3), fourth in field goal percentage (.483) and eighth in blocks (1.1). In MW-only stats, Shaw ranked tied for 14th in scoring (13.6), fifth in rebounds (8.8) and field goal percentage (.455), and eighth in blocked shots (1.2). He started and played in 27 games, shooting 48.3 percent (157-of-325) from the field along with 78.2 percent (68-of-87) at the free-throw line.

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