Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Chicago Bulls to sign former St. John’s guard Justin Simon
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Former St. John’s guard Justin Simon will sign an Exhibit-10 contract Thursday with the Chicago Bulls, per league sources.
Simon will be in training camp with the Bulls and play during the preseason, and then is expected to land with the Bulls G League team.
The 6-foot-5 Simon worked out in June for the Bulls, along with Charlotte, Phoenix and the Clippers, among others.
The Big East Defensive Player of the Year, Simon averaged 10.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.5 steals this past season.
Shamorie Ponds, Simon’s former teammate, is with the Houston Rockets and will be in training camp.
UPDATE 9/13: Justin Simon has officially signed with the Bulls
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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