Indiana Basketball: Juwan Morgan scores first career NBA points

The former Indiana basketball forward notched his first career NBA points on Friday night, playing in just his seventh career NBA game.

The Indiana basketball program not only got a big win on Saturday but got news that another former Hoosier notched his first career NBA points over the weekend.

On Friday night, former Indiana forward Juwan Morgan got in the box score for the first time in his career when he scored four points in eight minutes in a 109-92 win against the Charlotte Hornets.

Now playing in seven games for the Utah Jazz, Morgan’s first NBA points brought his average to 0.6 points per game and 0.6 rebounds per game in four minutes a game.

The former Hoosier appeared in his first NBA game on Nov 27 and has been a frequent visitor in the lineup since. Starting the season with the Jazz G-League affiliate Salt Lake City Stars, Morgan appeared in five games and averaged 15.6 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 71.8 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from three.

If Morgan, who has been open about liking the possibility of him seeing action at the center position, can make at a consistent rate from deep, he will continue to see an increase in minutes at the NBA level.

Playing in 128 games over four years for the Hoosiers, he averaged 10.7 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game for his career. After just a rotational player in his first two seasons, the Missouri native averaged 16.5 points and 7.4 rebounds as a junior, and 15.5 points and 8.2 rebounds as a senior.

Currently the Utah Jazz are 27-12 on the season, ranked fourth in the Western Conference, just five games out of first place.

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