Sam Merrill

Sam Merrill

26-Year-Old GuardG
Sacramento Kings
2022 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Sam Merrill in 2022. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a contract with the Kings in August of 2022.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Sam Merrill was born on May 15, 1996 in Bountiful, Utah. The son of John and Jenny Merrill, Sam has one older sister, Molli. At Bountiful High School, Merrill was a three-year starter and a two-time All-State selection. As a sophomore, he averaged 6.5 points and 2.6 assists per game. As a junior, Merrill broke out with 18.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 2.2 steals per contest. On his way to leading Bountiful to the Utah 4A state title, Merrill posted 15.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.6 rebounds per game as a senior. Merrill served a two-year LDS Church mission in Nicaragua from 2014 to 2016. He turned down offers from Stanford and Princeton to attend Utah State University. Merrill graduated with a degree in business administration. Fans can follow the Utah State product on Twitter @smerrill05. Prior to his freshman year at Utah State, Merrill completed a two-year Latter-Day Saints mission to Nicaragua. When he returned to school, Merrill averaged 9.4 points per game as a freshman. As a sophomore, Merrill improved his scoring average to 16.3 points per game and was named to the All-Mountain West Third Team. Merrill averaged 20.9 points per game as a junior, adding 4.2 assists and 3.9 rebounds. He led Utah State to the Mountain West Tournament title and was named the Mountain West Player of the Year, as well as the Mountain West Tournament MVP. Merrill captured both awards a second time as a senior, while also eclipsing the 2,000-point mark for his career. Merrill left school as Utah State's third-leading scorer.

Inks deal with Sacramento
GSacramento Kings
August 12, 2022
Merrill (ankle) and the Kings agreed to a contract Friday, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
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Merrill was waived by the Grizzlies in January after suffering an ankle injury that required surgery and would keep him out 3-4 months. Now presumably healthy, Merrill is expected to fight for a spot during training camp with the Kings. Since being drafted with the final pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, he's appeared in 36 games and has gone 28-for-70 (40.0) percent from three in his 291 minutes.
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Undergoing surgery, waived
GFree Agent
Ankle
January 1, 2022
Merrill (ankle) will undergo surgery to address the ankle injury he's been dealing with, which will keep him out 3-4 months. As a result, he's been waived by the Grizzlies, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Remains out indefinitely
GMemphis Grizzlies
Ankle
December 15, 2021
Merrill (ankle) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers.
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Facing lengthy absence
GMemphis Grizzlies
Ankle
November 22, 2021
Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins said Monday that Merrill (ankle) is expected to remain out for a couple of weeks, Meghan Triplett of GrindCityMedia.comreports.
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Out again Monday
GMemphis Grizzlies
Ankle
November 21, 2021
Merrill (ankle) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Jazz.
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Out Saturday
GMemphis Grizzlies
Ankle
November 19, 2021
Merrill is out Saturday against the Timberwolves due to a left ankle sprain.
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