The Milwaukee Bucks do not have any current plans on signing a backup point guard to their 15-man roster. That does not mean, though, that they are not giving anyone any looks. It was recently announced by RealGM that Milwaukee signed guard Jazian Gortman to a training camp contract.
Who Is Milwaukee Bucks Guard Jazian Gortman?
Gortman is a 6’2″ 184 lbs. guard who played in the Overtime Elite program for the YNG Dreamers. Overtime Elite is a professional basketball program for high school graduates who want to forgo college and become professionals right away.
Prior to signing with Overtime Elite, Gortman had college offers from Florida State, Appalachian State, Clemson, East Tennessee State, Illinois, Maryland, NC State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Texas, and Wake Forest.
A scouting report on 24/7 Sports from May of 2021 said of Gortman:
“Gortman is first and foremost an elite two-way competitor. He is battle tested against the highest levels of competition and embodies all toughness qualities on the court with his ability make winning plays at any time. Gortman is incredibly athletic as he has lightning quickness and tons of burst off the bounce to get wherever he wants to on the floor.
“He also has the ability to both create tempo on demand and change direction on a dime. He plays with a constant motor and is comfortable playing the lead or scoring guard roles as he can find the open man or make shots from all three levels when in rhythm.”
The report also projected Gortman to be a first round draft pick. Of course, that did not happen. He played well in his lone season with the YNG Dreamers, averaging 13.9 points, 3.9 assists, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.5 steals per game.
The Bucks signed Gortman to their Summer League roster, where he averaged 4.8 points in 9.1 minutes per game.
If Milwaukee was intrigued enough by his Summer League play (remember, head coach Adrian Griffin coached the Bucks’ Summer League team), it is possible they see him as a future piece in their roster. It is possible that he turns this training camp experience into a chance to play with the Wisconsin Herd of the G League this season.