Stars Select Four Players in 2019 NBA G League Draft

By slcstars | October 26, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (October 26, 2019) – The Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA G League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, selected guards Shawn Occeus, Kyle Castlin, Shelton Mitchell and Conner Toolson in the 2019 NBA G League Draft.

The Stars’ four draft selections are listed below:

Round Pick Name Pos. Ht. Wt. College/From
2 35 Shawn Occeus G 6-4 208 Northeastern
2 45 Kyle Castlin G 6-4 193 Xavier
3 61 Shelton Mitchell G 6-3 195 Clemson
3 73 Conner Toolson G 6-4 185 Utah Valley

 

Occeus (6-4, 208, Northeastern) appeared in 79 games (61 starts) over three seasons with Northeastern, averaging 8.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.4 steals in 25.4 minutes. The Boynton Beach, Fla. native earned 2018 CAA Defensive Player of the Year and All-Defensive Team honors.

Castlin (6-4, 193, Xavier) played one season at Xavier, averaging 4.3 points and 3.4 rebounds in 21.9 minutes over 35 games (24 starts). Before transferring to Xavier, the Marietta, Ga., native played three seasons for Columbia, averaging 8.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 22.6 minutes.

Mitchell (6-3, 195, Clemson) played three seasons for the Tigers, appearing in 94 games (91 starts), averaging 11.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 31.2 minutes. Before transferring to Clemson, the Waxhaw, N.C., native played one year at Vanderbilt.

Toolson (6-4, 185, Utah Valley) saw action in 99 games (92 starts) over three seasons at Utah Valley University, averaging 12.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 30.0 minutes. Before transferring to Utah Valley, the 24-year-old Highland, Utah, native played one year at Salt Lake Community College where he led the Bruins to the 2016 NJCAA national title. Toolson is the son of former Jazz and BYU player, Andy Toolson.

Salt Lake City Stars Training Camp begins Monday, Oct. 28. The team opens the 2019-20 campaign on Sunday, Nov. 10 at Sioux Falls at 2 p.m. (MT). The Stars will host their home opener on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. (MT) vs. Rio Grande Valley at Bruin Arena on the campus of Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville.

2019-20 Stars season and single-game tickets are on sale at www.slcstars.com or by phone at (801) 325-STAR (7827). Season ticket membership benefits include the best ticket prices, exclusive events with Stars players and coaches, and more.

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About the Salt Lake City Stars

The Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA G League team owned and operated by the Utah Jazz, played their inaugural season in Utah in 2016-17. The Utah Jazz relocated the Boise-based Idaho Stampede in April 2016 after purchasing the team in March 2015 following a single affiliation agreement for the 2014 season. The Stars play their home games in a family-friendly atmosphere at Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville. The NBA G League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. For more information on the Salt Lake City Stars, visitwww.slcstars.com.

 

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