The NBA G League is about to enter a season as they’ve never seen before.
With the G League's continued growth in popularity, and more players skipping their freshman season of NCAA Basketball to play overseas, the G League decided to be the Ignite program for the top prospects to learn the process of being a professional. The League is also dealing with the pandemic and seeing the success of the NBA Bubble to end the year last year, the G League opted to play in a Bubble for their shortened season as well.
Now, While the Ignite squad will be getting their start in the G League, this will not be a full league this year. The G League Bubble will consist of 17 NBA Affiliates + Ignite to make an 18 team league playing 15 games and not playing any teams more than once. The top 8 teams will advance to play in a single-elimination tournament to determine the winner of the G League.
The idea of this guide is to educate readers on all the teams participating and the players worth keeping an eye on each roster, as well as each two-way player in the program. Before we get started here are the teams participating:
Agua Caliente Clippers (LA Clippers), Austin Spurs (San Antonio Spurs), Canton Charge (Cleveland Cavaliers), Delaware Blue Coats (Philadelphia 76ers), Erie Bay Hawks (New Orleans Pelicans), Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers), Greensboro Swarm (Charlotte Hornets), Iowa Wolves (Minnesota Timberwolves), Lakeland Magic (Orlando Magic), Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets), Memphis Hustle (Memphis Grizzlies), OKC Blue (OKC Thunder), Raptors 905 (Toronto Raptors), Rio Grande Valley Vipers (Houston Rockets), Salt Lake City Stars (Utah Jazz), Santa Cruz Warriors (Golden State Warriors), West Chester Knicks (New York Knicks), and, of course, G League Ignite.
As far as Affiliates who are not participating:
South Bay Lakers (LA Lakers), Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls), Capital City Go-Go (Washington Wizards), Wisconsin Herd (Milwaukee Bucks), Maine Red Claws (Boston Celtics), College Park Sky Hawks (Atlanta Hawks), Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons), Northern Arizona Suns (Phoenix Suns), Sioux Falls Skyforce (Miami Heat), Stockton Kings (Sacramento Kings), Texas Legends (Dallas Mavericks).
Now, without further ado, Tim Daniel and Donnie Menke will deep dive into the G League Bubble Preview:
Jalen Green: Green is an explosive athlete who can produce any number of highlights in a given game. He’ll likely be a top-five pick just on pure talent alone, as his combination of physical gifts and scoring ability gives him an upside as high as anyone in the class. He has limitations shooting and passing the ball, but overall he’ll be one of the best players in the G-League.
Jonathan Kuminga: Like Green, Kuminga is projected to be a top-five pick in the next NBA draft due to his unique physical gifts. He has great athleticism for a 6’8” forward and his defensive potential is through the roof. Kuminga still needs to develop but he’s good enough to be a high impact player right away.
Daishen Nix: Nix is an elite passing point guard with above-average size for his position. He’s also an above-average defender for his age as his quickness allows him to stay in front of his man on the ball while also jumping passing lanes off the ball.
Isaiah Todd: Todd is a big power forward who can score at every level, handle the ball, and block shots. However, he hasn’t developed as well as people expected as he still has issues with decision making, discipline, and weight. He gets moved easily on the block, and adding weight would solve some issues with his game but for now, he might struggle with the physicality
Kai Sotto: Sotto won’t be playing the full G League season due to commitments with the Filipino National Team, but once he joins he’ll provide quality size and length. He’s not the most athletic player but he’s very skilled inside and can rebound well. Sotto needs to expand his range too, but his improved strength should help him overcome these shortcomings
Donta Hall: Hall played all four years at Alabama before going undrafted in the 2019 draft. He doesn’t shoot the ball (he attempted one, a make, in his college career) but he’s a very good defender and rim protector. He can also score well inside and rebound but his lack of an offensive game outside the paint really limits his impact.
Amir Johnson: Johnson played in the NBA from 2005-2019, and while his counting stats don’t jump off the page, it says something about his abilities that he was able to stick around as long as he did. He’ll provide solid mentoring and leadership for the young players before they ever step foot in the NBA.
Jarrett Jack: Jack, similar to Johnson, entered the NBA in 2005 and last played in 2018 with the Knicks. He posted eight seasons with a double-figure scoring average, but he’ll also be able to provide good leadership for a very young group of players.
Brandon Ashley: Ashley played three years at Arizona before going undrafted in the 2015 draft. He was a solid rebounder and scorer with good size while being a key piece of two Elite Eight teams. He’s played in the G-League and overseas since leaving college.
Bobby Brown: Brown averaged 16.9 points per game over the course of his college career before graduating in 2007. He spent a year in the German basketball league before playing two seasons in the NBA. He spent another six seasons overseas before coming back for two more seasons. His veteran presence and world experience should help the younger players.
Reggie Hearn: Hearn played four seasons at Northwestern and graduated in 2013. He was a good shooter, going 35.3% for his career. He bounced around the G League before getting seven minutes over three games with the Detroit Pistons in 2018.
Princepal Singh: Singh is a 6’10” graduate of the NBA Academy India who is on his first professional contract. He has also played for the India Senior National Team, making his debut of February 2020, scoring three points and grabbing five rebounds
Cody Demps: Demps played four seasons at Sacramento State, finishing seventh in school history in assists. He played for the Kings G-League team for a couple of years and earned a 10-day contract but never got to play in a game before it expired. He then went back to the Kings G League team and played with them until signing for the Ignite
Salt Lake City Stars (Utah Jazz)
Two Way Contracts: Trent Forrest and Jarrell Brantley
Malik Benlevi: Benveli is a very good shooter. After going a measly 4-25 from three his freshman season at Georgia State, he finished his college career 181-454, or 39.9% from beyond the arc. After going undrafted in 2019, he signed with Salt Lake City and averaged 5.8 points in 18.5 minutes per game.
Trevon Bluiett: Bluiett is also known for being a shooter, shooting 38.4% on more than 800 attempts in his college career at Xavier. He’s not known as a passer, with an assist to turnover ratio just above one, but his shooting has proved valuable and led to him averaging 13.9 points per game through his first two seasons in the G-League.
Mike Scott: A 6’ guard, Scott played two seasons at Idaho before playing four years overseas, where he topped out at more than 14 points per game. He started playing for Salt Lake in 2019 and averaged 9.7 points per game off the bench while shooting 40.5% from three and averaging 3.6 assists to just 1.3 turnovers a game.
Paul White: White is a 6’9” forward who played for Georgetown and Oregon in college before going undrafted in 2019. He started 11 games for Salt Lake City and averaged 9.3 points and 4.1 rebounds in under 20 minutes per game. He’s an interior offensive player and shot just under 56% on two-point shots last season.
Jake Toolson: Toolson had a unique college journey, originally playing two years for BYU before transferring to Utah Valley, where he averaged more than 10 points per game for two seasons. He then went back to BYU for his grad transfer season and averaged 15.2 points per game for a top 25 team. He went undrafted in 2020, but is a dangerous three-point shooter, making 43.4% of his 3.48 attempts per game. He also got 34 steals in 32 games, showing an ability to get in the passing lanes.
Yogi Ferrell: Ferrell was a star at Indiana, averaging nearly 17 points per game over his final three seasons in Bloomington. Due to size and athletic concerns, however, he went undrafted. He spent his rookie season bouncing between the NBA and G-League, where he averaged more than 18 points per game. He was then waived by the Nets, who he signed with after the draft, and picked up by the Mavericks. He became a double-digit scorer for Dallas before landing in Sacramento and seeing his scoring average cut in half. He signed with Cleveland in the offseason before heading to the G-League bubble this season.
Malcolm Miller: Miller played 53 games in three seasons for the Raptors in the NBA, winning a title, after going undrafted in 2015. He averaged just under seven minutes a game while proving to be a reliable shooter on limited attempts. He split time between the NBA and G-League those three seasons and showed his abilities as a defender in addition to his shooting.
Romaro Gill: Gill is a big, 7’2”, rim protector who spent three seasons, one of them a redshirt year, at Seton Hall before going undrafted. He blocked 129 shots in 57 games played for the Pirates and was a critical part of their top tier defense. He doesn’t rebound like you would expect someone his size to, just 241 in those 57 games, less than five a contest.
Marcus Graves: Graves spent five years and played four seasons at Sacramento State, averaging 12.8 points per game. He shot under 31% from three-point range each for his first three seasons before shooting 38.8% during his final season. He spent last season with the Stockton Kings, averaging less than seven points per game, and was back to shooting under 30% from three. He still made an impact with his passing, getting 4.2 assists per game.
Tre Scott: Scott played four seasons at Cincinnati after redshirting his freshman season. The 6’8” forward was a starter in his final two years in Clifton and used a last season tear to propel his team to an AAC title. He averaged a double-double as a senior with 11.4 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.
Raptors 905 (Toronto Raptors)
Two-way contracts: Jalen Harris and Yuta Watanbe
Henry Ellenson: Elleenson, 6’10” forward out of Marquette, was the 18th overall pick in the 2016 draft for the Detroit Pistons. He bounced back and forth between the NBA and G-League until 2019 when the Pistons waived him. He landed with the Knicks but wasn’t retained when he became a free agent and signed a two-way contract with the Nets, who terminated the contract in January 2020. He then landed with the Raptors who waived him before he became part of the G-League team. In all, he averaged just over four points per game over 81 career games and two starts.
Jalen Harris: Harris was selected with the 59th overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft by the Raptors. He’s played in two of their games so far but hasn’t scored a point yet. Before Toronto, Harris played two seasons at Louisiana Tech before transferring to Nevada, averaging 16.3 points per game while shooting 35.9% from three-point range. He’s not a great passer but has improved, going from a negative assist: turnover ratio to a 1.64 ratio.
Yuta Watanabe: a 6’9” forward from Japan, Watanabe was undrafted in 2018 out of George Washington. He signed a two-way contract with the Grizzlies and played with Memphis for two seasons, going between the NBA and G-League, where he averaged 15.7 points and 6.75 rebounds per game. He signed a contract with Toronto in November 2020 which Toronto converted to a two-way deal in December.
Kevon Harris: Harris signed after getting waived by the Lakers. He went undrafted in 2020 after a successful college career with Stephen F. Austin in which he scored more than 1800 career points.
Dewan Hernandez: Hernandez, a 6’11” forward/center, was drafted 59th overall by the Raptors in the 2019 draft. He made appearances in six games last season but played the majority of his games in the G-League, where he averaged 13.4 points per contest while also grabbing 9.6 rebounds.
Matt Morgan: Morgan played four seasons at Cornell, and never averaged fewer than 18.1 points per game. He’s a shooter who shot 884 attempts from three in college, making 37.8% of those attempts. He went undrafted in 2019 before signing with the Raptors and played 40 games in the G-League last season. He shot 37.4% from three and averaged 8.3 points in 21.8 minutes per game.
Alize Johnson: Johnson was a second-round pick in the 2018 draft out of Missouri State by the Indiana Pacers. He played in a single game for the Pacers between 2018 and 2020 while playing 50 games in the G-League, where he averaged almost 20 points and more than 13 rebounds per game before he was waived.
Tres Trinkle: Trinkle enjoyed a successful five-year career at Oregon State, scoring more than 2200 career points and grabbing 882 career rebounds. He went undrafted in 2020 and signed a deal with the Lakers, but was waived shortly after before ended up with the Raptors 905.
Breein Tyree: Tyree went undrafted in 2020 after a four-year career at Ole Miss in which he started over 100 games. He upped his scoring average every year, going from 7.3 points per game as a freshman to 19.7 as a senior. He was signed by the Heat after the draft but was waived a few weeks later. He signed with the Raptors the day after he officially became a free agent.
Matt Mooney: Mooney started his career at Air Force before transferring to South Dakota for two seasons. He averaged more than 18 points per game there before spending his final season at Texas Tech, where he started every game for the Red Raiders. He went undrafted in 2019 and spent last season playing in 42 G-League games, split between the Memphis Hustle and Canton Charge, where he averaged 13.1 points per game.
Gary Payton II: Payton II is the son of basketball Hall of Famer Gary Payton. He spent two years in college at the JUCO level before transferring to Oregon State, where he averaged nearly 15 points per game and was among the best defenders in the country. He went undrafted in 2016 and bounced around the NBA a little bit, playing 61 games for three different teams in four years. He played 115 games in the G-League over that span, averaging 16.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 2.4 steals per game.
Nik Stauskas: Stauskas was the 8th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft after his sophomore season at Michigan in which he helped lead the Wolverines to the NCAA title game. He shot 44.1% from three in college, but never found the same efficiency in the NBA. He shot 35.3% from three over five seasons in the NBA. During those five seasons, he played in 335 games but started just 63 and played for five teams in the process. He also played 40 games in Europe during the 2019-20 season. This will be his first time in the G-League.
Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets)
Two-way contracts: Reggie Perry Chris Chiozza
Chris Chiozza: Chiozza was a key cog for Florida over his four-year career, averaging 7.4 points and 4.1 assists while playing 25.1 minutes per game but is best known for his buzzer-beating three to knock Wisconsin out of the 2017 NCAA Tournament He went undrafted in 2018. He made his NBA debut with the Houston Rockets in 2019 but spent most of his time in the G-League where he played 47 games. He got more NBA time in the 2019-20 season, getting 28 NBA games to just 20 G-League games. He averaged 5.1 points per game in the NBA and earned a two-way contract with the Nets.
Reggie Perry: Perry played two seasons at Mississippi State, where he averaged 17.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game in his sophomore and final season. He was drafted by the Brooklyn Nets with the 57th overall pick in the 2020 draft. Perry’s contract was then converted to a two-way deal on December 19th last season.
Kaiser Gates: Gates spent three seasons at Xavier and switched between starter and bench player during his final season for the Musketeers. He averaged 7.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game during his final season while shooting 37.8% from three. He spent the next two seasons in the G League with the affiliates for the Bulls and Celtics, where averaged 12.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
CJ Massinburg: Massinburg was a key contributor all four years he played at Buffalo, scoring nearly 2000 career points. He was a prolific shooter, making 38.6% of his 708 career attempts. He went undrafted in 2019 and played in four games for the Nets G-League team.
Tariq Owens: Owens played for three different schools in college, starting at Tennessee before transferring to St. John’s and finishing his career at Texas Tech. He was never a takeover scorer, but his rim protection and shot-blocking ability made him an impact player over his final three seasons. He went undrafted and ended up with the Phoenix Suns G-League team. He played 40 games for them last season, averaging more than 10 points and 1.4 blocks per game.
Nate Sestina: Sestina played four seasons at Bucknell, making his biggest impact in his final season with the Bison when he averaged 15.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. He played his grad transfer season at Kentucky where he averaged just 5.8 and 3.8 rebounds per game. He went undrafted and signed with the Nets in December.
Paul Eboua: Eboua is only 20 years old, but he’s been playing basketball overseas professionally since he was 16. He scored 439 points in 64 career games. His best season came in 2017-18 when he averaged 12.9 and 10.8 rebounds per game. He went undrafted in 2020 and signed a contract with the Heat before ending up with the Nets organization.
Elie Okobo: Okobo was drafted 31st overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2018 NBA draft after averaging 13.8 and 4.7 assists the season prior overseas. After going back and forth between the NBA and G-League he was waived by Phoenix in the 2020 offseason before signing with the Nets. Over the course of nine G-League games, he averaged 18.1 points and 7.4 assists per game.
Jordan Bowden: Bowden was a contributor at Tennessee for four seasons, peaking at 13.69 points per game, averaging more than 10 points per game over the course of his career. He went undrafted in 2020 and signed a contract with the Nets two weeks afterward.
BJ Johnson: Johnson started his college career at Syracuse but struggled, only starting four games and only appearing in 35. He only made 18 of his 77 three-point attempts before transferring to La Salle. At La Salle Johnson blossomed, scoring more than 1000 points in two seasons while making more than 36% of his threes. He also grabbed more than seven rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. He’s played the past two seasons in the G-League, averaging 18.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game.
Jeremiah Martin: Martin played four seasons at Memphis, becoming a crucial part of the Tigers offense his final two seasons. He averaged 18.9 and 19.7 points per game over his final two seasons. He went undrafted in 2019 and signed a two-way contract with the Nets in January 2020. He appeared in nine NBA games, scoring 64 points in 99 minutes. In the G-League he averaged 17.7 points per game in 37 games, starting 12 of them.
Shannon Scott: Scott went undrafted in 2015 after completing a four-year career at Ohio State in which he scored 784 points. He’s played three G-League seasons so far, averaging 8.7 points per game while shooting just 32.8% from three and 39.5% overall.
Delaware Blue Coats (Philadelphia 76ers)
Two-way contracts: Paul Reed Jr. and Dakota Mathias
Ivan Rabb: Rabb, a 5-star prospect coming out of high school, spent two seasons at Cal before being selected 35th overall in the 2015 draft. He played 85 games over his first two seasons but didn’t make much of an impact, averaging just 5.7 and 4.3 rebounds per game. He didn’t appear in an NBA game last season, but he played in 29 G-League games where he averaged a double-double with 16.5 points and 12.1 rebounds per game.
Jemerrio Jones: Jones played his junior and senior seasons at New Mexico State where he scored 705 points and grabbed 737 rebounds in 68 games. He went undrafted in 2018 and played in six games with the Lakers before being traded to the Wizards. He was then released by the Wizards and signed by the Bucks. His biggest strength is his rebounding, and he has more rebounds than points since he got to New Mexico State. He has 897 points and 963 rebounds in 89 G-League games.
Julian Washburn: Washburn enjoyed a successful four-year career at UTEP, but his stats stayed remarkably similar over his career, not significantly improving in any one area. He went undrafted in 2015. He signed a two-way contract with the Grizzlies in 2018 and appeared in 18 games before signing a two-way deal with the Warriors. He’s played 175 G-League games but only averaged more than 10 points per game in the 2018-2019 season.
Brandon Sampson: Sampson went undrafted in 2018 after three seasons at LSU. After a strong sophomore season, Sampson saw his numbers decrease across the board in his junior season. He signed a two-way contract with the Bulls and appeared in 14 games during the 2018-19 season. In the G-League, Sampson has played 79 games and scored 15 points per game while shooting 36.7% from three-point range.
Justin Robinson: Robinson played four seasons at Virginia Tech and scored nearly 14 points per game in his final two seasons. He went undrafted in 2019. He signed with the Wizards afterward and appeared in nine games for the franchise. He has played 33 games in the G-League and started 24 of them, averaging 14.2 points and 5.5 assists per game.
Rayjon Tucker: Tucker played three seasons in college, his most notable being his one and only season at Little Rock in his final college season. He averaged 20.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 41.1% from three. He went undrafted but signed and appeared in 20 games and two playoff games with the Utah Jazz. He also played in 19 G-League games, where he averaged 23.3 points per game.
Michael Frazier: Frazier played three seasons at Florida before going undrafted in 2015. He came into his own as a sophomore, more than doubling his scoring average and starting nearly every game. He spent a season playing internationally and starred before coming back and playing in the G-League. He finally made his NBA debut with the Rockets in 2019, getting time in nine games. Since coming back to the G-League, Frazier is averaging more than 15 points per game while being an above-average shooter and defender.
Frank Mason: Mason spent four years at Kansas, lighting the college basketball world on fire his senior season. He averaged nearly 21 points while dishing out 5.2 assists per game and shooting 47% from three. It was enough to win him Player of the Year and get selected 34th overall in a very good 2017 draft. He appeared in 90 games for the Kings before being waived and signing with the Bucks. He didn’t play in the G-League until the 2019-20 season when he won MVP honors with 608 points and 114 assists in just 23 games. He also continued to shoot well, making 42.8% of his threes.
Braxton Key: Key played two seasons at Alabama before transferring to Virginia where he finished his college career. He contributed to a National Championship run for them, averaging 5.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. He went undrafted in 2020.
Lamine Diane: Diane played two seasons with Cal State Northridge before going undrafted in 2020. After a redshirt season, he dominated his 52 games, scoring 25.1 points, grabbing 10.8 rebounds, blocking 2.1 shots, and getting 1.6 steals per game.
Jared Brownridge: Brownridge had an uber-productive four-year career at Santa Clara, scoring 2313 career points while making 40.3% of his 956 career three-point attempts. Despite this, he went undrafted in 2017 and hasn’t appeared in an NBA game. He has appeared in 93 G-League games, however, averaging 15.5 points per game while shooting 39.4% from three-point range.
Paul Reed Jr.: Reed was a defensive menace during his three seasons at DePaul, racking up 109 steals and 142 blocks in 93 career games. He was also a strong scorer averaging 12.3 and 15.1 points during his final two seasons. He was drafted 58th overall by Philadelphia in the 2020 draft and signed a two-way contract.
Dakota Mathias: Mathias steadily improved over his four year Purdue career, increasing his stats each season. He topped out at 12 points per game while shooting 46.6% from three-point range. He went undrafted in 2018 and spent time in the Mavericks organization before signing a two-way contract with Philadelphia. He appeared in 42 G-League games last season, scoring 18.1 points per game on 39.5% shooting from three.
Iowa Wolves (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Two-way players: Jordan McLaughlin and Ashton Hagans
Canyon Barry: The son of Hall of Famer Rick Barry, Canyon played three seasons at the College of Charleston where he averaged 19.7 points over 13 games in his final season there. He played his final season at Florida where he was a contributor, scoring 11.4 points per game. He went undrafted and has yet to appear in the NBA. He’s been a quality G-League player though, averaging 8.9 points per game while shooting 39.1% from three.
Lindell Wigginton: Wigginton played two seasons at Iowa State before going undrafted in 2019. In his two seasons with the Cyclones, Wigginton averaged 15.3 points per game, shooting 39.7% from three. He was also a solid defender. He has not played in the NBA yet but played 42 games in the G-League last season. He averaged 15.3 points per game and upped his assist numbers. But his shooting has lagged, as he shot under 35% from deep.
Charlie Brown: The winner of the best name in the G-League, Brown spent three seasons at St. Joseph’s, playing two. He scored 1006 points in just 63 games while shooting 37% from three-point range. He went undrafted in 2019 and signed a two-way contract with the Hawks. He appeared in ten games last season, but spent more time in the G-League, playing in 29 games. He averaged 17.3 points per game despite mediocre shooting and was a positive defender.
Dakarai Tucker: Tucker went undrafted in 2016 after a four-year college career with Utah. His college stats don’t jump off the page, as he scored just 717 points in 125 career games. He’s excelled in the G-League however, as he scored nearly 13 points per game in 49 games in the 2018-19 season. His defensive metrics improved as well compared to college.
Zylan Cheatham: Cheatham went undrafted out of Arizona State in 2019. He spent three seasons at San Diego State, but his best season came with Arizona State. He was a lockdown defender who also averaged double-figure scoring while shooting 44% from three, albeit on limited attempts. He’s appeared in four NBA games, all with the Pelicans. His scoring improved in the G-League, up to 16.3 points per game. He also averaged 11.9 rebounds while maintaining his defensive level and intensity.
Allonzo Trier: Trier spent three seasons at Arizona, where he established himself as one of the best scorers in college basketball. He averaged 16.8 points per game over his career. He went undrafted in 2018 before signing a two-way contract with the Knicks. He appeared in 88 games over two seasons with the Knicks, averaging nearly 10 points per game. He was placed on waivers in 2020 and has not appeared in a G-League yet.
Tyler Cook: Cook went undrafted in 2019 after three highly impactful seasons at Iowa. He averaged 14.1 points and 6.7 rebounds over the course of his college career while also being a good defender. He’s appeared in 13 NBA games, 11 with the Cavaliers and two with the Nuggets. He played in 29 G-League games where he scored 12.9 points and grabbed 5.7 rebounds per game.
Jordan Murphy: Murphy nearly averaged a double-double over the course of his four year Minnesota career, putting up 13.6 points and 9.8 rebounds per game while with the Golden Gophers. He still went undrafted in 2019 however and ended up with the Minnesota G-League team, where he averaged 9.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. He was also a positive defender last season with Iowa.
Ashton Hagans: Hagans played two seasons at Kentucky before going undrafted in 2020. He was known for being a “true point guard” with his top-notch defense and passing abilities. He averaged 9.4 points, 5.2 assists, and 1.8 steals per game during his college career. He signed a two-way contract with Minnesota after the draft and has appeared in two games, registering only one turnover as his only counting stat.
Ade Murkey: Murkey played four years in college at Denver, making incremental improvements each season. He improved from 4.1 points per game and a 20% three-point shooter as a freshman to 18.6 points per game and a 40% three-point shooter as a senior. He went undrafted in 2020 and has played one game with the Timberwolves so far, registering one field goal attempt, a miss.
Jaylen Johnson: Johnson played three seasons at Louisville before going undrafted in 2017. He improved each season and ultimately landed in the G-League with the Windy City Bulls. His numbers have steadily decreased over his three seasons, going from 11.5 points per game to 7.3 points per game.
Jordan McLaughlin: McLaughlin went undrafted after four years at USC in which he averaged 12.9 points, 5.8 assists, and 1.7 steals per game to go with good defense. He’s appeared in 41 games with the Timberwolves, averaging 7.1 points and 4.2 assists per game while shooting 38% from three. In the G-League, he’s scored 15.6 points per game to go with 5.3 assists and 1.9 steals, and above-average defense.
Austin Spurs (San Antonio Spurs)
Two-way players: Keita Bates-Diop and Quinndary Weatherspoon
Keita Bates-Diop: Diop had a standout four-year career at Ohio State, and averaged nearly 20 points as a senior that went 15.3 in the Big Ten. He was selected 48th overall in the 2018 draft by the Timberwolves and played in 67 games for them before being traded to the Nuggets, where he played in just seven games. He signed a two-way contract with the Spurs the following offseason.
Kenny Williams: Williams played four seasons at UNC before going undrafted in 2019. He ended up in the G-League, playing 39 games last season and averaging 7.5 points per game. His impact mostly came on the defensive side of the ball, however, and played well enough to earn another contract with Austin.
Kaleb Johnson: Johnson didn’t post exceptional numbers during his four year Georgetown career, scoring just 534 points in 124 career games while attempting just 2.7 shots per game. He went undrafted in 2019 as a result and hasn’t played a professional basketball game yet.
Quinndary Weatherspoon: Weatherspoon was drafted with the 49th pick in the 2019 draft after a high impact four year Mississippi State career. He scored 15.4 points per game while getting 1.5 steals per game. He has played in 14 NBA games and 36 G-League games so far. He scored 14.8 points per game in the G-League while increasing his assist numbers and playing good defense.
Jonathan Kasibabu: Kasibabu played four seasons at Fairfield, where he averaged nearly eight points per game over his career. He did most of his damage inside the arc, making nearly 60% of his two-point shots. He played 36 G-League games last season and made most of his impact on the defensive end, blocking 33 shots in those 36 games.
Khyri Thomas: Thomas left Creighton early after turning himself into one of the best players in the Big East. He averaged 151.1 points and 1.7 steals per game while shooting 41.1% from three during his junior season. He was selected 38th overall in the 2018 draft by the Pistons. He played 34 games for them before being traded to and waived by the Hawks. He’s played in 12 G-League games and averaged 19.8 points per game while maintaining his prowess as a shooter and defender.
Kylor Kelley: Kelley played two seasons at Oregon State after three seasons below the Division I level. He averaged 9.4 points and 5.1 rebounds to go along with 3.4 blocks per game over his two seasons with the Beavers. He went undrafted in 2020.
Cam Reynolds: Reynolds played five seasons at Tulane, making a big leap from his sophomore to junior season, improving his scoring average by almost 11 points per game and his three-point percentage by more than 12 points. He went undrafted in 2018 before landing with the Timberwolves and playing 19 NBA games with them. He’s played in 70 G-League games, scoring 15.4 points per game.
David Kramer: Kramer was born in Slovakia in 1997 and has been playing professionally since 2013. His best season came in 2017-18 when he averaged 10.2 points per game. He went undrafted in 2019 and has played in 15 G-League games since, averaging 8.2 points per game while playing strong defense.
Nate Renfro: Renfro played four seasons at San Francisco, averaging 5.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. His impact mostly came on defense, where he was incredibly strong/ He didn’t have a lot of steals or blocks, averaging less than one each per game, but he didn’t let up a ton of points either. He went undrafted in 2019 but didn’t get an NBA or G-League contract until this season.
Anthony Mathis: Mathis played four seasons at New Mexico but played his final season at Oregon. He scored more than 1100 points during his final three seasons and made more than 40% of his threes. He went undrafted in 2020 and played five games overseas.
London Perrantes: Perrantes went from an unheralded recruit to Virginia’s best player in his senior season. He was a consistent scorer and playmaker, averaging 8.9 points and 4.1 assists per game during his career. He still went undrafted in 2017 however and signed a two-way contract with the Cavaliers which he used to appear in 14 games. He’s been a double-figure G-League scorer over 44 games while becoming an even better distributor and ballhawk.
Luka Samanic: Samanic is a 2019 first-round pick by the Spurs on assignment to the G-League. He didn’t make much of an impact in his seven NBA games, but played very well in his 33 G-League appearances, scoring 15.2 points and grabbing 7.8 rebounds per game, and playing well defensively. He’s still inefficient on offense though, shooting below-average percentages from the field overall and from three.
Tre Jones: Jones played two seasons at Duke before being selected 41st overall in the 2020 draft by the Spurs. He is also on assignment to the G-League. He was known for his strong defense and passing at Duke and eventually became a respectable shooter, increasing his percentage almost 10 points. He’s played nine NBA games so far but hasn’t made much of an impact.
Robert Woodward II: Woodward II was selected one pick before Jones in the 2020 draft by the Sacramento Kings, who assigned him to this team due to them not fielding a G-League team this season. He played two seasons at Mississippi State, making a big leap from his freshman to his sophomore season. He improved his numbers in every category, more than doubling his scoring, assist, steal, and block numbers.
Erie Bayhawks (New Orleans Pelicans)
Two-way players: Will Magnay and Naji Marshall
Jalen Adams: Adams played four seasons at UCONN, playing a significant role in the offense over his final three seasons. He averaged 16.4 points and 4.8 assists per game over those three seasons but still went undrafted in 2019. He played 40 games in the G-League last season, scoring nearly 19 points a game while dishing out 4.7 assists and playing well enough defensively.
Justin Wright-Foreman: Wright-Foreman was one of the most prolific scorers in college basketball during his final three seasons at Hofstra, scoring nearly 1000 points in his senior season alone. That was enough for the Utah Jazz to draft him 53rd overall in the 2019 draft and sign him to a two-way deal. His contract wasn’t renewed, however, despite him scoring 17.3 points per game while shooting 40.3% from three.
Ike Anigbogu: Anigbogu was a one and done player for UCLA, part of the class that also had Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf for the Bruins. His physical tools, defense, and potential were enough for the Pacers to draft him 47th overall despite averaging just 4.7 points and 4.0 rebounds in just 13 minutes per game. He went back and forth between the NBA and G-League numerous times before being waived in February 2019. He put up solid numbers in the G-league over 47 games, averaging 9.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game.
Jarrod Uthoff: Uthoff went undrafted in 2016 after playing three seasons in Iowa which saw him steadily improve each season. He finished his career there scoring 18.9 points per game to go with 6.3 rebounds and 38.2% shooting from three. He’s played three seasons in the G-League and shown a similar trajectory to what happened at Iowa, steadily improving to the point of averaging a double-double last season.
Tony Carr: A big point guard out of Penn State, Carr played just two seasons for the Nittany Lions before going pro. He was selected 51st overall in 2018 after leading Penn State to an NIT championship. In that season, averaged 19.6 points and 5.0 assists per game while shooting 43.3% from three. He hasn’t appeared in an NBA game yet, but played in 14 G-League games last season and scored under 10 points and three assists per game.
Marlon Taylor: Marlon Taylor went undrafted in 2020 after playing two seasons at LSU. He scored 6.4 points per game while also pulling in 3.8 rebounds per game. Prior to that, Taylor spent two seasons playing Panola.
Yoeli Childs: Childs was an impact player all four seasons he was at BYU, but over his final three seasons he averaged more than 20 points per game while shooting 35.4% from three-point range. He also averaged 8.8 rebounds during his career, but unfortunately went undrafted in the 2020 draft.
Omari Spellman: Spellman was a start and key player on one of the best college basketball teams in recent memory, the 2018 Villanova Wildcats. It was his lone season playing for the team, but he left his mark, averaging 10.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game while shooting 43.3% from three. It was enough for him to be drafted 30th overall in 2018 and he’s since appeared in 95 NBA games, averaging 6.8 points per game. He’s only played 10 G-League games, but scored 186 points in those contests:
Jacob Evans: Evans was the University of Cincinnati’s best player on the best team of the Mick Cronin era. He left after his junior season, in which he, along with Gary Clark, led UC to the Round of 32. He was a do it all guy for the Bearcats, and it was enough for him to be drafted 28th overall in 2018 by the Warriors. He was traded to the Timberwolves in February 2020 before being dealt again, to the Knicks. He’s appeared in 59 NBA games and 31 G-League games.
Naji Marshall: Marshall was an impact freshman on arguably the best Xavier team in program history, eventually replacing Kaiser Gates, mentioned earlier, in the starting lineup. Marshall was Xavier’s leading scorer and best defender over the next two seasons before declaring for the NBA draft early. He went undrafted but signed a two way deal with the Pelicans shortly after the draft. He’s played in three NBA games.
Caleb Homesley: Homesley went undrafted in 2020 after an impactful four-year career at Liberty. He averaged 10.8 points per game while grabbing 4.9 rebounds as well. He made a strong impact on the defensive end of the floor too and was able to work his way onto the BayHawks roster.
Will Magnay: Magnay, from Brisbane, Australia, went undrafted in 2018 after playing just six games with his hometown team the season before getting drafted. He played a season at Tulsa the year before that, before deciding to head home. After going undrafted, Magnay played 29 more games for Brisbane scoring 253 points, grabbing 180 rebounds, and blocking 61 shots.
Memphis Hustle (Memphis Grizzlies)
Two-way players: Sean McDermott and Killian Tillie
Bennie Boatwright: A 6’10” power forward. Boatwright was a big-time scorer for USC during his four-year career. He averaged 14.6 points per game over his four years, never going below 11.5. He didn’t dominate the interior, but still, put up respectable numbers. His three-point shooting was very good, making 38% of his 639 attempts.
Christian Vital: Vital played four seasons at UCONN, scoring 13.7 points per game during his career. For a point guard, he wasn’t an exceptional passer or shooter, but really made an impact in rebounding and defense. He averaged 5.2 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game. He went undrafted in 2020 before being allocated to the Hustle.
Shaq Buchanan: Buchanan went undrafted in 2019 after playing two seasons with Murray State and averaged 11.1 points per game while with the Racers. He played 33 games in the G-League last season, averaging 11.1 points and 4.8 rebounds per game while getting 32 steals.
Jahlil Tripp: Tripp played three seasons at Pacific after spending his freshman season at South Plains at the JUCO level. He averaged 16.2 points and 8.9 rebounds per game during his senior season. However, it wasn’t enough to get drafted as he wasn’t selected in the 2020 draft.
Ahmad Caver: Caver played four seasons at Old Dominion, becoming a key part of the offense during a breakout sophomore season. He scored all but 101 of his 1538 career points during his final three seasons, dishing out 540 assists during that same time frame. He went undrafted in 2019 and played in 39 G-League games last season. He didn’t maintain his assist numbers, but still scored well and totaled 50 steals.
Killian Tillie: Tillie has the talent of a first-round pick, but injuries kept him in college all four seasons. He wasn’t a great rebounder but was a good enough defender and someone who could score from every level. The age and injury concerns kept him from being drafted, but he signed a two-way contract with the Grizzlies shortly after.
Anthony Cowan: Cowan was a key contributor all four seasons he played at Maryland, becoming a vital part of the offense over his final three seasons. He was an all-around scorer, scoring 14.5 points per game during his college career while getting 4.5 assists per game. He went undrafted in the 2020 NBA draft but was picked 16th in the developmental draft.
David Stockton: Stockton, son of NBA great John Stockton, played five seasons at Gonzaga, making his biggest impact during his senior season. He averaged 7.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game. He went undrafted in 2014 and has appeared in six NBA games. He’s played in 169 G-League games, averaging 17.5 points, 7.0 assists, and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 37.2% from three.
Darnell Cowart: Cowart played two seasons at Murray State, averaging 9.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, after playing two seasons at Cowley College. He went undrafted in 2020.
Zhaire Smith: Smith was a one and done prospect out of Texas Tech and helped lead the Red Raiders to an Elite Eight in his only season. He was the 16th overall pick in the 2018 draft and ended up with Philadelphia. He played in 13 games over two seasons but had issues with staying healthy, including an allergy that nearly killed him during his rookie season. He’s played in 39 G-League games, averaging 11.7 points per game.
Freddie Gillespie: Gillespie played two seasons at Baylor after transferring up from Division III school Carleton. His biggest strengths came in the interior, rebounding, and shot-blocking. He averaged 6.9 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game at Baylor but went undrafted in the 2020 NBA one. He was selected 2nd overall in the developmental league draft.
Jontay Porter: Porter, the younger brother of Nuggets player Michael Porter Jr. had a solid freshman season at Missouri, averaging 9.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game while shooting 36.4% from three. He missed his sophomore season with injuries but declared for the NBA draft anyway. He went undrafted in 2019 before signing a contract with the Grizzlies. He hasn’t appeared in an NBA or G-League game yet.
Sean McDermott: McDermott is a three-point sniper who spent five seasons at Butler. He shot 40.3% from three during his career and averaged 7.8 points per game. He became a solid rebounder as well, getting 6.3 rebounds per game his senior season. He went undrafted in 2020 and signed a two-way contract with the Grizzlies. He’s appeared in three NBA games so far.
Sam Merrill: Merrill played four seasons at Utah State, averaging 16.7 points per game during his career. He was an incredibly efficient three-point shooter, making 42.1% of his 760 career threes. He also got 130 steals in 132 games and showed enough versatility to be selected with the final pick in the 2020 draft. He’s played nine NBA games to this point for the Bucks.
Greensboro Swarm (Charlotte Hornets)
Two-Way Players: Grant Riller, Nate Darling.
NBA Assignment: Vernon Carey Jr., Nick Richards, Jalen McDaniels
Grant Riller- Riller was a big-time guard at Charleston Southern that really came on towards the end of his NCAA Eligibility. Riller has spent time with the Hornets this season and brings a solid skill-set that includes strong ball-handling, and good perimeter shooting. Riller will be looked at to be a scorer for the Swarm.
Vernon Carey- a Huge body with a 7’0 Wingspan, Carey has a really good touch as an interior scorer. Carey was ranked #6 in the 247 top 100 recruiting class going into his Duke Season so the Swarm has a ton of trust in his upside.
Admiral Schofield- a two-time all-SEC performer at Tennessee, The Wizards felt high enough of Schofield to draft him in the second round of the 2019 draft. Schofield saw action in 33 games for the Wizards last year where he shot just 38% from the floor. Schofield looks to prove he is a player NBA Teams will be able to trust.
Keandre Cook- a two-time all MVC in college at Missouri State saw Cook really start to gain momentum in his unfortunate, shortened season last year. Cook did go undrafted but last year, but in his two years at Missouri State shot 40% from 3 point range.
Nate Darling- To follow up on the success of Cooks scoring, you can see why the Hornets valued Darling enough to sign him to a two-way contract. In his 3 years of playing in college between UAB & Delaware, Darling left college with a 40% career 3 point percentage.
Javin Delaurier- DeLaurier logged 114 games in his four-year career at Duke. He wasn’t playing a major role in his time with the Blue Devils but also played along a ton of NBA talent year after year. DeLaurier shot 66% from the floor on 2.1 field goal attempts a game.
Ahmed Hill- a four year player at Virginia Tech, Hill was a very impressive 39% 3 point shooter for the Hokies. Last year Hill spent the G League season with the Northern Arizona Suns. Hill originally started the 2019-20 season with a two-way deal with the Hornets.
Ray Mcallum Jr- Mcallum has been part of NBA Rotations before, spending two seasons starting 40 games for the Sacramento Kings in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Ray ended up spending the 15-16 season splitting time with the Spurs and Grizzlies before multiple stops overseas including being a teammate of Jimmer Fredette with the Shanghai Sharks last season.
Jalen McDaniels- McDaniels is on assignment from the Hornets, having played in 25 games for the Hornets over the last two seasons. McDaniels has averaged 15 minutes a game for Charlotte where he is continuing to find his role in the NBA.
KJ McDaniels- A 2nd round pick of the 76ers in the 2014 Draft, McDaniels has spent his professional basketball career going back and forth between the NBA and the G League while also spending time overseas in the Philippine Basketball Association. McDaniels looks to work his way back to the NBA for the first time since the 2016-17 season.
Nick Richards- Richards went to Kentucky as a top 20 recruit in the 2017 class but had a little of an up and down tenure with the Wildcats. Though Nick came on very strong in his final year with career highs in field goal percentage, free throw percentage, rebounds, blocks, and points per game. Richards has made appearances in a few games for the Hornets this season.
Jeff Roberson- Having logged 132 games in his four seasons at Vanderbilt, Roberson shot 39.5 percent for the Commodores and 81% from the free-throw line. Roberson will fit the format of the Swarm for spreading the floor.
Kobi Simmons- Simmons was a one and done player at Arizona in the 2016 season as a top 25 recruit in the country. Simmons went undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft and since then has been back and forth between the NBA and the G League. This will be Simmons's second season with the Swarm.
Xavier Sneed- a 3-year starter at Kansas State, Sneed achieved an NCAA All-Region as a member of the Wildcats during the NCAA Tournament. Sneed ended his time at Kansas St with a career-high 14.2 PPG and although is an undersized forward, provides maximum energy when on the floor.
Kahlil Whitney- Whitney went to Kentucky as the 11th ranked recruit in the 2019 class according to 247sports.com. While Whitney came in with a ton of hype, he decided to leave early from Kentucky after just 18 games playing for John Calipari and started preparing for the NBA Draft instead of transferring to another program. Whitney provides a ton of athleticism to any team and very strong defensive upside.
Rio Grande Valley Vipers (Houston Rockets)
Two-Way Players: Mason Jones, Brodoric Thomas
NBA Assignment: K.J. Martin , Kevin Porter Jr.
Armoni Brooks: Brooks spent last season with College Park where he averaged 10.7 PPG and shot 40% from the arch. The former Houston Cougar spent three seasons in college and had a major breakout season his junior year where he averaged 13.35 PPG.
Jarron Cumberland: Cumberland had the looks of an NBA Draft pick after his junior year, but a rough start to his senior season derailed his momentum. Cumberland is a former AAC Player of the Year and Tournament MVP that shot 35% from three during his tenure at Cincinnati.
Josh Huestis: Huestis was a first-round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, but last played in the league in 2018. He spent the 2019 season in the G League before playing last season for Bayern Munich. Huestis looks to get a chance back with an NBA squad in the near future.
Mason Jones: Jones saw action in 13 games for the Rockets this year and most impressively, pulled a start after the James Harden trade. The 2020 SEC player of the year shot the ball very well with the Rockets, though a small sample size. Look for Jones to continue his high scoring in the bubble.
K.J. Martin: The son of Kenyon Martin, K.J. has been raised in Basketball. Martin did not play at Vanderbilt as he had originally committed instead taking a season to get ready for the NBA. Martin saw time in seven games for the Rockets this season.
William McDowell-White: McDowell-White is returning to Rio Grande Valley after playing 17 games for the Vipers last season. McDowell-White only played 12 minutes a game last season where he only collected 200 total minutes.
Trhae Mitchell: Mitchell was a 40% 3 point shooter in his time at South Alabama. He was a two-time All-Sun Belt Third Team and was also a Sun Belt player of the week award winner. This will be his first season in the G League.
Shawn Occeus: Occeus played eighteen games for the Vipers last season before the abrupt end of the year. In his time in college, Occeus was the conference defensive player of the year his junior season.
Kevin Porter Jr.: Porter needed a change of scenery after a disappointing end to his tenure in Cleveland. While he spent 50 games last year for the Cavs, Porter showed a ton of promise as a player, especially for being a late first-rounder. This will be Porter’s first experience playing in the G League.
Trevelin Queen: Queen was all WAC Tournament MVP in 2019 and all WAC 2nd team in 2020. Queen spent his last two seasons at New Mexico State and became a starter in his senior season.
Josh Reaves: Reaves was a four-year player at Penn St. In the 2019 season he was named Big Ten defensive Player of the Year. He was also an All-Big Ten Defensive Team twice. In his time last year with the Texas Legends, Reaves played and started all 37 games.
Ray Spalding: The former Louisville Cardinal is going into his third season in the G League where he has averaged 15 PPG. Spalding is yet to show the ability to consistently hit shots from the free-throw line and struggles to hit 3’s but has been very effective in the post in his professional career.
Brodric Thomas: The two-time GLVC conference player of the year was rewarded with a two-way contract from the Houston Rockets. Thomas was a three-time all GLVC Defense and also shot 38% from three-point land.
Kenny Wooten: Wooten was all G League Defense 1st team in 2020 with Westchester. In his lone season with the Knicks, Wooten averaged over three blocks a game showing his rim-protecting skills that impressed a lot of scouts during his time with the Oregon Ducks.
Agua Caliente Clippers (LA Clippers)
Two-Way Players: Jayden Scrubb, Amir Coffey
NBA Assignment: Daniel Oturu, Jahmi’us Ramsey
Sacar Anim: In his four seasons at Marquette, Anim was a part of a high powered offense where he was a 37% three-point shooter and averaged a career-high 13 points during his senior year. Anim was claimed by Agua Caliente in the player poll.
J.J. Avila: Avila spent time in college playing for Navy and Colorado State. In his college tenure, Avila was a career 15 PPG scorer and also played two seasons internationally. This will be his fifth season overall in the G League and his second with Agua Caliente.
Ky Bowman: Bowman played three years at Boston College before playing 45 games for the Golden State Warriors last season. Bowman also played 12 games with Santa Cruz with his two-way contract for the Warriors. Bowman was also a former recruit for North Carolina Football.
Amir Coffey: Coffey is going into his second season on a two-way for the Clippers. Last season Coffey played 15 games for Agua Caliente and shot 40% from 3. Coffey also saw 18 games for the NBA club and also saw some time with the team in the NBA bubble.
Malik Fitts: Malik Fitts played three seasons of division 1 basketball between South Florida and St. Mary’s. In his time at St. Mary’s, Fitts expanded his skill set including shooting over 40% from three and also grabbed over seven rebounds a game. He went on to get two nods for all WCC. The beauty is, he will continue to play with his college teammate…
Jordan Ford: In his time at St. Mary’s, Ford was an excellent scorer averaging nearly 22 PPG his final season of college while also shooting 41% from the perimeter. Ford shot 49/41/83 in his time at St. Mary’s and earned two WCC All-Conference bids as well as two WCC All-tournament awards.
Donte Grantham: Grantham is going into his second season with Agua Caliente where last year he averaged 11 PPG and seven RPG. Grantham was a four year player at Clemson before spending a year with the Oklahoma City Blue.
Daniel Oturu: Oturu was a high second-round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft coming out of Minnesota. In his last season as a member of the Gophers Oturu averaged 20 points and 11 rebounds per game and was on the All-Big Ten Defensive team where he also averaged over two blocks a game.
James Palmer Jr. Last season, Palmer averaged 19 PPG in his first season with Agua Caliente. Although he didn’t shoot very well, he still managed to put points on the board. He was also All-Conference during his time at Nebraska.
Jahmi’us Ramsey: Ramsey spent one season at Texas Tech before entering the 2020 NBA Draft where he was selected in the second round. Ramsey earned Big 12 freshman of the year while averaging 15 PPG for the Red Raiders. Ramsey shot very well from the arch, but the free-throw line and the paint were where he struggled to score.
Jayden Scrubb: Scrubb was the top JUCO player in the country according to multiple rankings. After verbally committing to play at the University of Louisville for Chris Mack, Scrubb had a change of heart and decided to enter the NBA Draft. Scrubb averaged over 20 PPG and shot over 50% from the floor.
Emanuel Terry: Terry spent one season in the G League splitting time between Canton and Sioux Falls. After that season, he played two seasons overseas where he was a consistent double-digit scorer.
Emmitt Williams: The 2018 Jordan Brand Classic MVP, Williams spent two seasons at LSU before entering the 2020 NBA Draft. Williams became a full-time starter for LSU in his sophomore season averaging 13.2 PPG.
OKC Blue (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Two-Way Players: Moses Brown, Josh Hall
NBA Assignment: Ty Jerome, Aleksej Pokusevski
Moses Brown: Last season as a member of the Texas Legends, Brown averaged 14 points and nearly eight rebounds a game. Brown spent one season at UCLA before going undrafted and has seen action in 16 NBA games so far in his two-year professional career.
Antonious Cleveland: This will be Cleveland’s fourth season in the G League after playing for the Texas Legends last season. In his time in the G League, Cleveland averages 13 PPG while shooting 48% from the floor. Cleveland has also played in 28 NBA games in his career.
Rob Edwards: Edwards transferred to Arizona St after his first two years of college at Cleveland State. In his four years of college, Edwards averaged 13 PPG while shooting 37% from the arch and picked up a Pac-12 Player of the Week.
Vince Edwards: the former 2nd round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, Edwards has only seen action in two NBA games in his career. OKC is Edwards's fourth G League team and was selected by the team in the 2021 G League draft.
Melvin Frazier Jr.: Frazier has shown a very distinct ability to get to the rim. While he hasn’t necessarily shot the ball all that well, Frazier scored 18.3 PPG last season. Frazier has also seen action in three NBA playoff games during his time as a two-way player for the Orlando Magic.
Josh Hall: Hall skipped college after committing to NC State to enter the NBA Draft. Although he was not selected in the draft, the Thunder liked him enough to sign him to a two-way contract and he has seen action in seven NBA games this year with the NBA club.
Jaylen Hoard: Hoard spent one season at Wake Forest before entering the draft where he went undrafted. He spent last season between the Trailblazers and the Texas Legends in the G League. In the G League, he averaged 16 points per game.
Ty Jerome: Jerome was drafted in the first round after being the point guard on the 2019 NCAA Champion Virginia Cavaliers. In 31 games for the Suns last year, Jerome saw ten minutes a game and also played three games for Northern Arizona. Jerome was acquired by the Thunder in the Chris Paul trade this past offseason.
Vit Krejci: Krejci was selected in this year's NBA Draft and had his draft rights sent to OKC where the Thunder allocated him to the Blue. Vit was part of the 2019 U20 Euro Championships B all-tournament team.
Aleksej Pokusevski: Poku was the 17th pick in this past NBA Draft where the Thunder made a trade to obtain his draft rights from the Timberwolves. Poku played three seasons overseas before coming to the NBA where he showed a very impressive skill set. Poku played in 17 games with the Thunder before the G League bubble.
Chasson Randle: Randle went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft and has since then played all around the world, including 49 games as a member of the Washington Wizards in the 2018-19 season. Randle was the NIT tournament MVP his final season at Stanford and has also spent time in the G League. In his last stint in the G League, Randle played for Capital City in eight games and averaged 24 PPG.
Zavier Simpson: Simpson is the 2016 former Ohio Mr. Basketball and went on to have a very solid career at Michigan. Simpson had multiple All-Big Ten nominations during his time playing for the Wolverines.
Ryan Woolridge: After three years at North Texas, Woolridge spent his last college season at Gonzaga where he had the best shooting season of his career shooting 43% from three. Woolridge also played 10 games in Germany this past offseason.
Omer Yurtseven: Yurtseven played his final college season at Georgetown playing for Patrick Ewing. In that season he averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds a game.
Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers)
Two-Way Players: Brian Bowen II, Cassius Stanley
NBA Assignments: Jalen Lecque
Brian Bowen II: It’s a shame that Bowen’s Basketball career is overshadowed by all the controversy during his recruitment to go to the University of Louisville because he truly is a very talented player. Last season with Ft. Wayne Bowen averaged 16.2 PPG and seven rebounds a game while shooting 88% from the free-throw line and 35% from the arch. Bowen has played in just seven career NBA games but continues to sharpen his skills with the Mad Ants.
Amida Brilha: Brimah is entering his third season in the G League and his first in Ft. Wayne. Although he is yet to be a consistent starter, he served two seasons in the rotation with the Austin Spurs. Brimah shot 62% from the floor and averaged nearly eight rebounds a game in his two seasons with the Spurs.
OShae Brissett: Brissett saw time in 19 games last season for the Toronto Raptors and spent most of his season with Raptors 905. In his time with Raptors 905, Brissett averaged 16 PPG and seven RPG. Brissett was a two-year starter at Syracuse before leaving early to enter the NBA Draft.
JaKeenan Grant: Last season Grant played 29 games with Fort Wayne. In that time he averaged eight points and 3.69 rebounds per game. Grant did not shoot particularly well but has a lot of promise to give the team some bench points.
Joshia Gray: Gray is in his fourth season in the G League but spent the 2018-19 season in the Korean Basketball League, he also has made seven appearances in the NBA with Phoenix and New Orleans. In his G League career, he has averaged 18 points a game including a strong 22.46 PPG performance with Erie last season where he also averaged nearly seven assists a game.
Rayshaun Hammonds: Hammonds was a three year player at Georgia where in his final year with the Bulldogs averaged 13 points and seven rebounds a game. Although he dropped in shooting percentages, Hammonds has shown a nice shooting touch and an ability to get to the rim.
Anthony Lawrence Jr.: The former Miami Hurricane spent the last season with the Northern Arizona Suns. In that season he scored nine points per game and shot 35% from the arch in his season. Lawrence was the first pick of the 2019 G League Draft and was sent over to Fort Wayne via trade.
Jalen Lecque: Lecque was a two-way player for the Suns after skipping college and entering the 2019 NBA Draft. After being traded from the Suns to the Thunder to the Pacers, he was sent to Fort Wayne on NBA Assignment. Last season Lecque averaged 13.42 Points Per Game but struggled to shoot consistently.
Naz Long: Long had a short stint last year with Fort Wayne after two seasons with the Salt Lake City Stars. So far in three G League Campaigns, he has averaged 17.57 PPG and has also played 20 NBA games with the Jazz & Pacers.
Quincy McKnight: Selected in the 2nd round of the 2021 G League Draft, McKnight came off his best year in college at Seton Hall. McKnight was a Big East all-tournament team in 2019 and 2020 got an All-Big East honorable mention. In McKnight’s final year he had a solid PER of 19.33.
Daxter Miles Jr: former West Virginia Mountaineer and two year G League veteran Daxter Miles saw his numbers drop a little bit after being traded to Fort Wayne from the Northern Arizona Suns. In his second season with the Mad Ants, Miles will look to pick up on how he was playing during his time with Northern Arizona where he shot 37% as from the perimeter scored 15 points per game.
Devin Robinson: Robinson is entering his fourth season in the G League after being a former two-way player for the Washington Wizards. Last season while playing for Raptors 905, Robinson averaged 17.5 PPG and 7.4 RPG. The former Florida Gator should see himself as a big part of the Mad Ants rotation.
Cassius Stanley: From Sierra Canyon High School to Duke, Stanley has consistently played under the bright lights. The Pacers used their sole draft pick in the 2020 draft on Stanley in the second round where he went on to see action in eight games for the Pacers this season. Stanley is a fantastic athlete with NBA upside.
Lakeland Magic (Orlando Magic)
Two-Way Players: Frank Mason, Mamadi Diakite, Karim Mane
NBA Assignment: None
Antonio Campbell: Returning to Lakeland for his third season, Campbell has become a regular rotation player in his time with the Magic. Campbell spent last season playing overseas, but in his professional career, Campbell has been a very efficient three-point shooter including shooting 39% last season in Turkey.
Devin Cannady: The former Princeton point guard went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, and is yet to see NBA Action. A career 40% 3 point shooter in college with a very high basketball IQ was on full display last year with the Long Island Nets getting 30 starts and a very consistent shooter from the foul line.
Mamadi Diakite: Diakite signed a two-way deal with the Milwaukee Bucks after the season. Since the Herd opted out of the season, he was optioned to play with Lakeland. The former NCAA Champion was a two-time ACC player of the week, all ACC Defense, and all ACC second team. The NCAA Champion comes from a very prestigious Virginia program where he won an NCAA title.
Jeff Dowlin: During his time at Rhode Island, Dowlin was a four-year starter where he racked up quite the list of achievements including All A-10 Championship team and all A-10 Conference. Dowlin also registered an Assist to Turnover ratio of 2.90 in his time with the Rams. Dowlin needs to develop as a shooter but has an impressive ability to get to the rim.
Robert Franks: The former Pac 12 Most improved player has spent time in training camp with the Charlotte Hornets and Orlando Magic the past two years, but is yet to get a shot in the NBA. During his senior season, he averaged 21.6 PPG and 7.2 RPG. Where Franks truly made his biggest jump was from three shooting over 40% his final two seasons with the Cougars.
Billy Garrett: Garrett spent the last two seasons with the Westchester Knicks, including averaging 16.5 PPG in the second season. Though Garrett has been very consistent from the free-throw line, his three-point shooting needs major improvements. In his time in the G-League he has a 1.59 Assist to turnover ratio.
D.J. Hogg: This will be Hogg’s third season in the G-League, but his first with the Magic. Last season with the Herd, Hogg shot 40% from three while averaging 11 PPG as a spot starter. Hogg has shot 87% from the line. Hogg looks to make Lakeland his consistent home while in the G-League since this will be his third team.
Justin Jackson- Jackon was a second-round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, but is yet to get time in the NBA. Jackson left Maryland early after two seasons with the Terps and the Orlando Magic own his draft rights, but spent a season with the Canadian Elite Basketball league after his last season with Lakeland.
Karim Mane- Mane played in 6 games with the Magic this season before being relocated for the G-League season. A Two-way player for Orlando, Mane played his college career in Canada for Vanier College.
Frank Mason: Mason, a former rotation player for the Kings and last year's G-League MVP recently signed a two-way deal with the Magic after being released by the 76ers. Mason is a former Naismith player of the year from his time with Kansas where he racked up plenty of awards during his four years with the Jayhawks. Mason continues to look to find a way to being a consistent NBA rotation player just like he started his career with the Kings.
Tahjere McCall: McCall is going into his fourth G-League season and is making his debut with Lakeland. Last season McCall averaged 12 points and six rebounds a game for College Park.
Andrew Rowsey: The majority of Rowsey’s professional career has been spent overseas. In his time playing professionally, Rowsey has shot 38% from the arch and averaged 19 PPG last year for Lakeland.
Jon Teske: Teske was a part of an NCAA Title runner up Michigan team in 2018. He was a two-year starter and was the 2020 MVP of the Battle of Atlantis tournament.
Santa Cruz Warriors (Golden State Warriors):
Two-Way Players: Nico Mannion, Juan Toscano-Anderson
NBA Assignment: Jordan Poole
Dusty Hannahs: Going into his fourth year in the G League and 1st with the Warriors, Hannahs is a career 44% 3 point shooter. Hannahs has played in four NBA games in his career and spent time overseas after playing four seasons between Texas Tech and Arkansas. Look for Hannahs to fit into the Warriors' way.
Jeremy Lin: Linsanity is making a trip to the G-League as he tries to make his return to the NBA. Lin, the former NBA Champion with the Raptors obviously took the world by storm in the 2012 season with the New York Knicks but after that, while successful, was a solid rotation player around the league. Lin is coming off a season playing for Beijing in the CBA where he scored 22 points per game.
Nico Mannion: in 2019 Nico Mannion was the 9th rated recruit in the country going to his one season with Arizona. In his one season under Sean Miller he averaged 14 points and 5.3 assists a game and the Warriors felt he was worthy of a mid-2nd round pick. Mannion enters the bubble on a two-way with the Dubs.
Selom Mawugbe: Mawugbe is a former D-II star who went undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft. The 2020 Pac West player of the year averaged a double/double his last year at Azusa Pacific with 17 points and 10 rebounds a game. Look for Selom to be a major battler on the boards.
Zach Norvell: Norvell went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft before signing a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. Shortly after, Norvell signed with the Warriors before spending seven games last season with Santa Cruz. In his small sample size with the Warriors, Norvell averaged 12.4 PPG and shot 36% from 3.
Elijah Pemberton: a four-year starter at Hofstra gave Elijah Pemberton a lot of in-game experience that made him continue to grow. A two-time all-conference player that was a career 39% 3 point shooter, Pemberton can give the Warriors a nice shooter to stretch the floor with plenty of facilitators to help him get open shots.
Jordan Poole: Poole was the Warriors' first-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft after a very successful college career at Michigan. Poole managed to start 14 games last season for the Warriors who battled through a ton of injuries and also played three games for Santa Cruz where he averaged 26 points per game.
Isaiah Reece: Returning for Santa Cruz for his second season, Reece looks to continue his growth while being a part of the Warriors rotation in the bubble. Reece was mostly used in a bench role last year averaging 20 minutes of play per game.
Dwayne Sutton: Sutton was a big part of Chris Mack’s transition to Louisville. While he didn’t have jaw-dropping stats, Sutton did put in a ton of minutes including 43 minutes at Kentucky in an overtime thriller. Sutton looks to show he belongs with Santa Cruz and make a name for himself.
Ryan Taylor: Taylor spent his final college season with Northwestern after two seasons at Evansville where his role dropped a bit but was extremely efficient from the free-throw line shooting 90% from the stripe.
Juan Toscano-Anderson: A very unique Basketball career for Tuscano-Anderson after his four-year career at Marquette. He went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft, played four years overseas before managing to make his NBA debut last season with Golden State, and even saw a little time this season with the Dubs.
Axel Toupane: Toupane has played in 25 career NBA games and also spent two seasons In the G League playing for Raptors 905 where he even won G League most improved player in 2016 and was 3rd team all G-League in 2017, which also included his one G League all-star appearance.
Kaleb Wesson: The former Ohio State big man had three very solid seasons for the Buckeyes where he had 11 double/doubles his final season. Wesson went undrafted in the 2020 draft but spent some time with Golden State in their training camp. Wesson has an upside to be excited about, which is why he was listed on many websites mock drafts this year.
Canton Charge (Cleveland Cavaliers):
Two-Way Players: Devon Dotson (undrafted, 2020 NBA Draft, Kansas. Two-Way player for the Chicago Bulls), Ty-Shon Alexander (Phoenix Suns), Marques Bolden (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Ty-Shon Alexander: Alexander spent three years at Creighton and was All-Big East in his final season. Each year at Creighton he continued to take strides as a scorer including seeing his three-point percentage jump 34% and his free throw percentage jump seven percent his last year from his sophomore season. Alexander is also a very skilled rebounder for his size.
Kadeem Allen: Allen has seen time in the NBA across the last three seasons for the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks. The former Arizona Wildcat is going into his fourth season in the G-League and will be counted on as a strong leader for the Charge this season.
Antonio Blakeney: Blakeney brings a unique career to the Charge after being a former member of the Chicago Bulls rotation in the 2018-19 season seeing action in 57 games and shooting just under 40% from 3 that season. Scoring has never been a problem for the former top 10 recruit, ball security and defense are the issues keeping Blakeney out of the NBA Full time and he looks to show teams his improvement in both those areas.
Marques Bolden: In his three seasons at Duke, Bolden saw his fair share of NBA Talent come and go from Cameron Indoor. At 6-11 and 250 LB’s, Bolden’s size continues to give him chances in the NBA including 6 games this season with the Cavaliers.
Devon Dotson: There were a lot of surprises when Devon Dotson was not selected in the 2020 NBA Draft. As the Point Guard of the best team in the country, Dotson seemed primed for a selection, including some publications listing him in the early 2nd round. Dotson is a skilled ball handler with a really solid basketball IQ and should give the Charge a player they can potentially run their offense through.
Aaron Epps: So far in his short professional career, Epps has spent time in the G League and overseas in France. The 6’9 Power Forward has shown an ability to rebound at a high level and looks to give the Charge a good sense of physicality this year.
Anthony Lamb: in Lamb’s four years at Vermont, he was a must-see player for the Catamounts. The two-time AEC player of the year struggled from 3 his senior year but still manage to average nearly 17 points a game and seven rebounds a game. Lamb should help the Charge stretch the floor and give them a really good catch and shoot player.
Sheldon Mac: Mac saw 34 games of NBA Action with the Washington Wizards during the 2016-17 season Including seven games in that year's NBA Playoffs. This will be Mac’s second season with the Charge where he had a very impressive game last season against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants recording 39 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, and a block. Mac is looking to be fully healed from his scary leg injury in 2017.
Charles Matthews: Matthews really made a name for himself as a top 50 recruit out of Chicago before spending his freshman season at Kentucky as part of the #2 recruiting class in the country that year with players such as Jamal Murray and Skal Labissiere. After one season at Kentucky, Matthews went to play at Michigan where he was a part of the Michigan team that advanced to the NCAA National Title game before falling short to Villanova. Getting ready for the 2019 Draft, Matthews suffered an ACL tear during a workout. This will be Matthews's first taste of professional basketball.
Matt Mcquaid: a Four-year player at Michigan St, McQuaid shot 39% from 3 for the Spartans and was a part of a final four team before a season in Germany for the Skyliners Frankfurt. His sharpshooting will be the Charge a big boost.
Sir’Domininc Porter: Porter was a Draft pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 draft. Although he is yet to see any NBA action, Porter has split time between the G League and playing overseas and last year was selected all-defense in the G League.
Levi Randolph: This will be Randolph’s third straight season with the Charge after a few years overseas including a 2018 French Cup title. Randolph leads the Charge in scoring last year at 17 points per game. Randolph should continue to score at his high clip and help the Charge be one of the more competitive teams in the bubble.
Malachi Richardson: Richardson was the 22nd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft after one season as Syracuse. He has made appearances in 70 NBA games over his career with the Kings and Raptors and is back in the G League after overseas in the Israeli and Italian leagues. Richardson’s athleticism and experience should make him a viable piece for this team.
Westchester Knicks (New York Knicks):
Two-way players Jared Harper, Theo Pinson
Jared Harper: In Jared Harper’s final year at Auburn, he was the leader of a Tiger team that made the final four defeating both 1 seed North Carolina and 2 seed Kentucky on the way to Minneapolis losing by just one point to the eventual NCAA Champion Virginia Cavaliers. Harper has appeared in five NBA games for the Suns and Knicks.
Tyler Hall: Hall was a four year player at Montana State and was two-time all-Big Sky in his tenure for the Bobcats. Hall averaged 20 points a game in college and is back for his second season with Westchester. Last season, Hall averaged 9.3 PPG last year and made 91 3’s in his rookie G League season.
Louis King: The former Oregon Duck had a lot of looks as a potential 2nd round picks in the 2019 NBA Draft before signing a two-way contract with the Detroit Pistons. King has great athleticism and the ability to knock down big shots. Plus, at 6’8 with a 7’0 wingspan, he can use his length to his advantage.
Andrew White III: White spent time in Kansas, Nebraska, and Syracuse. He Wass undrafted in the 2017 draft before playing 15 games for the Atlanta Hawks in 2018. Look for White to provide leadership for this team with this being his fourth season in the G League and his second with Westchester.
Tra-Deon Hollins: Hollins is going into his fourth season in the G-League and is well known for his defensive abilities. In 2016, Hollins lead the NCAA in steals and in 2020 was All-Defense in the G League for Grand Rapids.
Bryce Brown: reunited with Jared Harper after their Final Four run at Auburn, Brown is in his second season in the G League after playing for the Maine Red Claws last season. Brown was SEC Tournament MVP in 2019 and two-time All-SEC in his time playing for Bruce Pearl. Look for Brown to bring shooting to the Knicks as shown with his 39.2% 3 point shooting at Auburn.
Skal Labissiere: In 2015, Skal was the #2 rated player in the country according to 247 sports over players like Brandon Ingram and Jaylen Brown. After a disappointing season at Kentucky, Labissiere entered the draft and was selected with the 28th pick of the first round. Skal has seen time in the NBA over 4 seasons and has had flashes of why he was so highly rated coming out of high school.
James Young: Like his teammate Labissiere, James Young was also a highly touted recruit who went to Kentucky. Young was a part of the Wildcat team that was the National Runner up after losing to UCONN in the title game. Young was selected by the Boston Celtics in the 2014 NBA Draft with the 17th pick and has seen action in 95 NBA Games.
Simi Shittu: Shittu, the former McDonald’s All-American started 31 games his one year at Vanderbilt where he didn’t necessarily live up to expectations in his tenure. After going undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, Shittu spent last season as a member of the Windy City Bulls, including a 32 point, 21 rebound game towards the end of the G League season.
Myles Powell: I was lucky enough to see Myles Powell play in person, honestly, I had him as a 2nd rounder on my draft board going into 2020. Powell averaged 17.5 PPG in his four years at Seton Hall shooting 35% from 3 and 81% from the free-throw line. Powell won the 2020 Big East Player of the Year, was an All-American, and was two-time All-Big East in his time playing for the Pirates.
Theo Pinson: A former NCAA Champion at North Carolina, Pinson has split time in the NBA between the Knicks and Nets, including 7 games for the Knicks this season. The former McDonald’s All-American is a 4 year G League veteran and is looking to give the Knicks a strong, veteran presence.
Justin Patton: Patton has been part of two blockbuster trades along with NBA star Jimmy Butler so far in his career. The 17th overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft has only seen action in nine career NBA Games across three seasons but is going into his fourth season in the G League and first with the Knicks. Look for Patton to give the Knicks some much-needed size for this upcoming season.