Memphis Hustle complete trade with Fort Wayne Mad Ants

By akoss | September 19, 2018

Team trades returning rights to Omari Johnson for returning rights to Jarrod Uthoff and Chris Fowler

The Memphis Hustle today announced that the organization has completed a trade with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, acquiring the returning player rights to forward Jarrod Uthoff and guard Chris Fowler. In exchange, Fort Wayne will receive the returning player rights to forward Omari Johnson.

Uthoff (6-9, 221), appeared in 50 games (44 starts) for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants during the 2017-18 season, averaging 16.5 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists in 1.10 blocks in 32.6 minutes per game while shooting 46.1 percent from the field, 38.2 percent from three-point range and 82.0 percent from the free throw line. Additionally, the Iowa product spent nine games with the Dallas Mavericks during the 2016-17 season, averaging 4.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.

Fowler (6-1, 196) spent the 2017-18 season with Baunach Young Pikes of the German Pro A League, appearing in 30 games (20 starts) and averaging 9.6 points, 3.2 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.13 steals in 25.0 minutes. The Central Michigan alum appeared in five games for the Mad Ants during the 2016-17 season.

Johnson (6-9, 220) averaged 16.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 44 games (38 starts) for the Hustle last season, shooting 46.0 percent from the field, 41.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. Near the end of the 2017-18 season, Johnson made his regular season NBA debut with the Memphis Grizzlies, averaging 5.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in four games.

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