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Suns Purchase Bakersfield Jam, Will Relocate Team To Arizona

Apr 12, 2016 2:53 PM

The Phoenix Suns have acquired the Bakersfield Jam and are relocating the team to Prescott Valley, Arizona.

The Suns become the 15th NBA team to own and operate its NBA D-League affiliate. 

The team will be known as the Northern Arizona Suns and will play a 24-game home schedule at the 5,100-seat Prescott Valley Event Center (PVEC) beginning with the 2016-17 season.

“We are thrilled to bring professional basketball to the Town of Prescott Valley,” said Suns President, Jason Rowley. “In addition to the basketball advantages of our D-League affiliate being close to home, today’s announcement creates endless opportunities to strengthen the connection with our fans in northern Arizona.” 

The Bakersfield Jam has served as the Suns’ single-affiliate NBA D-League team the past two seasons, with the NBA franchise running basketball operations during that time. 

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Terrico White Named D-League Player Of The Week

Mar 21, 2016 4:39 PM

Terrico White of the Bakersfield Jam has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, March 14 through Sunday, March 20. It’s the second Performer of the Week award for White this season.

White (6-5, 213, Mississippi) helped Bakersfield to a 2-1 week, averaging 29.7 points (tied for fourth) on 62.1 percent shooting to go with 7.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.7 steals. He connected on 10-of-22 three-point attempts.

On March 17, he recorded 30 points, seven rebounds and seven assists while connecting on 5-of-8 attempts from behind the arc in a 107-105 win over the Texas Legends. On March 20, he scored 25 points to go with nine rebounds, three steals and two assists in a 103-73 victory over the Austin Spurs. The back-to-back victories helped keep Bakersfield in the playoff hunt, trailing the Rio Grande Valley Vipers by three games for the second wildcard spot in the Western Conference.

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Grizzlies To Sign Xavier Munford

Mar 15, 2016 7:39 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies will sign Xavier Munford with another injury exception.

Munford has been playing for the Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.

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Terrico White Named D-League Player Of The Week

Feb 8, 2016 4:36 PM

Terrico White of the Bakersfield Jam has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 1 through Sunday, Feb 7. The honor is the first of White’s career.

White (6-5, 190, Ole Miss) helped Bakersfield to a 3-0 week, averaging 29.7 points (third in the league) on 52.5 percent shooting (32-for-61) to go with 6.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals. He connected on 12-of-25 attempts (48.0 percent) from three-point range.

On Feb. 2, he scored a season-high 37 points, including eight three-pointers, and added eight rebounds and four assists in a 132-111 victory over the Oklahoma City Blue.  On Feb. 4, he recorded 31 points and five rebounds in a 117-197 win over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

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