He flew through the air with the greatest of ease in Las Vegas, gliding above and past defenders time and again for highlight-reel dunks. He then joined fellow countryman Dante Exum on Australia's national team.
On Tues. Aug. 26, Australian forward Brock Motum made it a trifecta of a summer, baby, signing a free agent contract with the Utah Jazz. The 6-foot-10-inch, 246-pound diaper dandy out of Washington State last played in Italy, putting his fiery red hair, his pasty white complexion and his best Mick Dundee impressions to good use in Bologna.
There Motum averaged about eight points and hauled in three rebounds as a great white hope for the Italian club Granarolo Bologna--waiting for an opportunity to show NBA teams what he could do.
In Las Vegas, Motum got that chance, scoring eight points a game with the Jazz' NBA Summer League entry while shooting over 50 percent on his field goal attempts.
His play with the Jazz --which can only be described as high-flying and exciting over his five games there--as well as his current play with the Australian National Team, led the Jazz to sign the latest in a series of Australian celebrities who also happen to play pretty decent basketball.
Terms of the deal--as is always the case with the Jazz--were not immediately disclosed, a polite way of saying it's not anyone's business what Motum stands to make in a Jazz uniform--if he stands to make much at all.
According to several media outlets, Motum will likely be a non-guaranteed training camp invite, meaning that in order for him to make the team's final roster, he will have to outperform the other camp invites in Boise for a spot later this fall.
Motum wasn't the only player the Jazz signed; former New York Knicks guard Toure Murry who is out of Wichita State also signed a deal with the Jazz on Tuesday--likely structured similar to Motum's.