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Butler standout Kelan Martin will suit up for the Utah Jazz during the NBA Summer League. The 6-7 forward accepted an invitation from the Jazz on Friday night, June 22. Martin, an honorable mention All-American, put together one of the greatest seasons in Butler history. While leading the Bulldogs to a 21-14 record and their fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament berth, Martin averaged 21.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. His scoring average was second in the BIG EAST. The unanimous All-BIG EAST First Team selection averaged 23.6 points per game in BIG EAST play, which led the league and was the best BIG EAST average since Doug McDermott averaged 27.7 points per game in 2013-14 en route to National Player of the Year honors. Martin scored 743 points, which is the second-best total in Butler single-season history. He finished his career with 2,047 points, No. 2 in the Butler record book. His senior season included four 30-point games, 21 games with 20 or more points, and five double-doubles. The Jazz will be the host team for the 2018 Utah Jazz Summer League on July 2, 3 and 5 in downtown Salt Lake City at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The Utah Jazz Summer League is a six-game, four-team event. Teams will play each other once, with the Jazz opening against the San Antonio Spurs on July 2 before playing the Memphis Grizzlies on July 3. Utah wraps up the week in Salt Lake City facing the Atlanta Hawks on July 5. All six Utah Jazz Summer League games will also be broadcast on NBA TV. The Jazz will also participate in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018, marking the fifth-straight year the team will travel to Las Vegas. Utah will play the Portland Trail Blazers on July 7. The Jazz will then face the New York Knicks on July 8 before playing the Miami Heat on July 10 in the team's final game of the preliminary round. The teams will then be seeded in a tournament, which runs through July 17. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games. For the second consecutive year, ESPN will present every game from Las Vegas via the ESPN App, along with a record 46 games on its linear television channels (ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU).