By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
The NBA and D-League announced Monday that the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors and Utah Jazz will be the NBA parent teams of the Bakersfield Jam next season.
The Jam and Clippers have already been affiliated four years.
Last season, the Hawks assigned John Jenkins and Mike Scott to the Jam.
Phoenix will be affiliated with the Jam for a third year. The Suns assigned Kendall Marshall and Diante Garrett to Bakersfield last season.
Toronto, in its third year with the Jam, last season assigned Quincy Acy to Bakersfield. This will be the Jazz's first year of affiliation with Bakersfield. The Jazz called up Jerel McNeal from Bakersfield in March.
Three members of the Bakersfield Sound have been named California Collegiate League all-stars and will play in the nationally-televised CCL All-Star Game and Prospect Showcase tonight in Compton.
The Sound players selected are right-handed pitcher James Barragan from Stockdale High and Cal State Bakersfield, shortstop Aaron Smith from Central Arizona Junior College and catcher John Crummy from Miami of Ohio. They are on the CCL's South team.
The CCL season runs until Aug. 15 with each team playing a 39-game regular season schedule.
The all-star game will be played at the MLB Urban Youth Academy, 901 E. Artesia Blvd. in Compton. Game time is 7 p.m. and will be broacast on Fox Sports West with several replays planned for later July and August.
Barragan, who will be a junior at CSUB next season, is 0-1 with a 5.27 ERA in five games. Crummy leads the Sound in batting (.323) and hits (21). Smith is batting .259.