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Report: Utah Jazz signing Florida State’s Trent Forrest to two-way deal

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Florida State’s Trent Forrest (3) during an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. Florida State won 73-71. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

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As is always the case in the hours after the NBA draft, teams on Wednesday night and Thursday morning were busy signing players not selected to free agent and two-way deals.

On Thursday morning, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that the Utah Jazz have agreed to a two-way contract with Florida State Seminoles point guard Trent Forrest.

A Florida native, Forrest is listed at 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds. As a senior last season for the Seminoles, he averaged 11.6 points and exactly four assists per game. He shot just over 28% from behind the 3-point line.

Florida State saw two players get taken in the lottery Wednesday night. Patrick Williams was selected fourth overall by the Chicago Bulls and Devin Vassell was chosen 11th overall by the San Antonio Spurs.

Two-way players spend most of the season in the NBA G League (the Salt Lake City Stars are the Jazz’s affiliate) but can spend up to 45 days of the season with the NBA team. There has reportedly been discussion about altering those rules this season in case regular roster players test positive for COVID-19, but nothing has been officially changed.

Last season, 2019 second-round draft picks Jarrell Brantley and Justin Wright-Foreman were on two-way deals with Utah (each NBA team can have two players on such a contract).