SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – Another Stockton will play for the Utah Jazz.
The son of former Jazz great John Stockton, David Stockton, officially signed a 10-day contract to play for his dad’s former team.
David Stockton had been playing for the Reno Bighorns of the G-League, where he averaged 16.3 points and 5.2 assists per game this season.
Like his father, Stockton graduated from Gonzaga. He worked out for the Jazz in 2014, but went undrafted. He signed a 10-year contract with Sacramento in 2015, but has never played in an NBA game.
“It’s home,” Stockton said about Salt Lake City. “I’ve lived here for most of my life. Flying in here, being a part of the program that’s meant so much to me throughout the years is really a dream come true.”
The Jazz are already down a point guard with Raul Neto out with a wrist injury.
John Stockton played his entire 19-year NBA career with the Jazz, and is the NBA’s all-time assists leader with 15,806.
Davis Stockton has played in the NBA G League the past four seasons, all with Reno, having averaged 18.0 points, 7.1 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 142 career games (106 starts). He was named to the 2015 All NBA D-League Rookie Second Team following his first professional season.
He has also competed internationally, having played with the New Zealand Breakers of Australia’s National Basketball League (2016-17), appearing in 10 games (six starts), averaging 8.3 points, 5.2 assists and 2.7 rebounds and Cedevita Zagreb of the Croatian ABA League (2016), where he averaged 13.8 points, 6.0 assists, 2.8 boards and 2.3 steals in league play.
The Jazz have won 20 of their last 22 games, and at 39-30 are currently in the 7th spot in the Western Conference.