SALT LAKE CITY (December 11, 2017) – The Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA G League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, announced today that they have activated center Sidy Djitte (SID-ee JEE-tay). Djitte was selected by the Stars with the 28th pick in the second round of the 2017 NBA G League Draft.
Djitte (6-10, 240, Clemson) played four years for the Clemson Tigers and appeared in 127 games (31 starts) averaging 3.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in 14.6 minutes of play. In his senior year, Djitte totaled 116 offensive rebounds, leading all Division I players in offensive rebounding percentage last season.
The 23-year-old native of Dakar, Senegal, received Clemson’s Tom Lynch Most Improved Player Award in 2016. He played his final two high school seasons at Northwood Temple Academy in Fayetteville, N.C.
Alonzo Nelson-Ododa tore his left ACL (during the Stars game on Dec. 1 at Oklahoma City) and miss the remainder of the 2017-18 season. He appeared in seven games (four starts) for the Stars, averaging 7.0 points and 6.1 rebounds in 22.6 minutes of play.
The Stars will host the South Bay Lakers, tonight, Dec. 11 at Bruin Arena for Star Wars Night. Single-game tickets may also be purchased at www.slcstars.com or at the Vivint Smart Home Arena box office.