SALT LAKE CITY — Three alumni from universities in Utah made their NBA debuts over the weekend.
Sam Merrill, a Utah State guard who was drafted in the 2nd round, 60th overall pick by Milwaukee, played seven minutes in the Bucks' preseason game against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday. He scored three points on 1/3 shooting, all from behind the arc.
Sharpshooting Sam. pic.twitter.com/FKyoAzatM5
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) December 13, 2020
Jake Toolson, a guard from BYU, was undrafted but signed a contract with the Utah Jazz. He played four minutes on Saturday against the Phoenix Suns and attempted one field goal.
Forward Yoeli Childs, also of BYU, was not picked up in the draft but later signed with the Washington Wizards. On Sunday, he scored three points with 1/4 shooting and 1/2 free throws made. He also grabbed five rebounds.
Merrill and Childs also played basketball for Utah high schools: Bountiful and Bingham, respectively. Toolson played for Highland High School in Gilbert, Arizona.