Parker Jackson-Cartwright to get G League shot

Parker Jackson-Cartwright heads to the basket against Utah last season.Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

All five starters from last season playing in the pros

Former Arizona Wildcats point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright will continue to play basketball.

The four other starters from last year's Wildcats -- including No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton (Suns) and undrafted guard Allonzo Trier (Knicks) -- are all playing professionally. Jackson-Cartwright will get a chance with the Raptors 905, the G League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors.

The Raptors 905 selected Jackson-Cartwright in the second round, with the 52nd overall selection.

G League players make $35,000, plus housing and insurance, for the season, which begins later this month and lasts about five months.

Jackson-Cartwright, probably generously listed by Arizona at 5-foot-11, averaged 7.8 points and 4.5 assists last season, shooting 41.7 percent from 3-point range (50 of 120). He ended his UA career with 459 assists and 177 turnovers.

As for the other starters from last season, center Dusan Ristic signed with a Serbian professional team (Belgrade Red Star) and guard Rawle Alkins is on a two-way contract with the Chicago Bulls, which means he can spend 45 days with the NBA club but will spend the bulk of the season in the G League.

Additionally, backup forward Keanu Pinder signed with a Polish professional team.

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