2009 EBC MVP Sundiata Gaines was the first from the playground summer tournament circuit to sign with the Jazz and now, Othyus Jeffers, a young streetballer from Chicago, was given a 10-day contract yesterday, and the beneficiary again is Utah. If your wondering, his name is pronounced (OH-THEE-US).
Gotta give a “board clap,” some “cookies,” and a straight “spincycle” to the scouts of the Jazz for making a strong move on another player with deep summer tournament ball respect. In straight “runson” that’s an “easy call-up,” “a steal,” and “he’s got tight game” respectively.
Bounce had him ranked in our Chicago Issue back in ‘08 as one of the top summer league performers on the city leagues pro-am circuit that year. Dime Magazine featured Jeffers last month as a frustrated baller who openly wondered why he hadn’t received an NBA call up after bagging the 2008 NBDL Rookie of the Year and earning a 2009 NBDL All-Star Team selection. Read More »