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Utah Jazz, Jimmer Fredette charity game streamed live on deseretnews.com

Published: Tuesday, July 7 2015 7:36 a.m. MDT

Jimmer Fredette ducks under the defence and flips the ball up during play in the Marriott Center with his All-Stars Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Jimmer Fredette ducks under the defence and flips the ball up during play in the Marriott Center with his All-Stars Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

To watch tonight's game, click here.

TAYLORSVILLE — If you can't make it to SLCC tonight to watch Utah Jazz players, ex-BYU star Jimmer Fredette and other NBA athletes hoop it up for fun and charity, you're in luck.

Though it will not be on TV or radio, the Pro Players Charity Classic will be streamed live exclusively at deseretnews.com and ksl.com, beginning at 7 p.m. MDT.

Tickets are still available for the exhibition game, featuring a total of 16 NBA players. They can be purchased at Smith'sTix outlets and at the Lifetime Activities Center box office.

Participants include eight players who ended the 2010-11 season in a Jazz uniform, including Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, C.J. Miles, Jeremy Evans, Ronnie Price and Earl Watson.

Utah will also get its first glimpse of the Jazz's June lottery picks, rookies Enes Kanter and Alec Burks.

Non-Jazz NBA talent includes Fredette, the reigning NCAA player of the year, ex-Jazzman Wesley Matthews, former Finals MVP Chauncey Billups, Stephen Curry, Corey Maggette and Anthony Tolliver.

Event organizers originally planned a Jazz vs. NBA match-up. But so many Jazz players agreed to participate, a slight lineup alteration was necessary.

In a humorous way, Kanter let his Twitter followers know he'll be matched up against his future teammate, Utah's Big Al.

"My 2nd Day in SLC and I already got traded. Life of a rook I guess," Kanter tweeted. "Goin up against Al Jeff and others at tonites Pro Player Classic."

Kanter added, "My agent says good move, but he's not one that has to go up with Big Al. See you tonite! ... Game is all for fans and great cause so hope to see you all at game at SLCC."

Miles was the final piece of the roster puzzle. He also announced via Twitter that he'll play in the exhibition game.

"And," the Jazz swingman wrote, "I'm tweeting during the game lmao #nofines."

Charities to benefit from net proceeds include Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Special Olympics, Ronald McDonald House and the OI Foundation.

The streaming game will be called by former BYU standout/NBA player Travis Hansen and the Deseret News' Trent Toone.

To watch tonight's game, click here.

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