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Detroit Pistons Sign Jared Rhoden And Malcolm Cazalon To Two-Way Contracts

Official Release /July 2, 2023

DETROIT – July 2, 2023 – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has signed guards Jared Rhoden and Malcolm Cazalon to two-way contracts.  Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

Rhoden, 6’6”, 210, signed a two-way contract with Detroit on December 27, 2022. In 24 games with the Motor City Cruise, the NBA’s G League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, he averaged 18.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He saw action in 14 games with the Pistons and averaged 3.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per game. Prior to joining the Pistons, Rhoden played for the College Park Skyhawks, the NBA’s G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks. In 16 games, he averaged 13.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists.

Rhoden, a Baldwin, NY native, played four years, collegiately, at Seton Hall University. In 122 career games (72 starts), he averaged 10.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists for the Pirates.  In 31 games as a senior, he averaged 15.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 33.1 minutes per game, garnering 2022 All-Big East First Team honors. Rhoden left the program as one of only 12 players to record 1,200 points and 600 rebounds in school history.      

Cazalon, 6’6”, 195, played the last three seasons with Mega MIS in Serbia’s ABA League First Division. Last season, he averaged 11.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 25 games while shooting 46% from the field. He began his pro basketball career with Bourg-en-Bresse in the French Basketball Pro A League in 2018.

Cazalon, a native of Roanne, France, teamed up with current Pistons guard Killian Hayes and won silver with Team France at the 2018 FIBA U-17 Basketball World Cup, where he averaged 16.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists.