LONG ISLAND (March 25, 2019) – The NBA G League announced today that Long Island Nets head coach Will Weaver was named NBA G League Coach of the Month for March. It marks the first NBA G League Coach of the Month honor in Long Island Nets history and the first for Weaver.
LONG ISLAND DEFEATS WISCONSIN IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE
LONG ISLAND (March 23, 2019) – The Long Island Nets (34-16), the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, defeated the Wisconsin Herd (12-38) 126-125 in the team’s regular season finale at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Long Island’s 34 wins are tied for the most wins in the NBA G League this season.
LONG ISLAND (Mar. 6, 2019) – The Long Island Nets (28-14), the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, defeated the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (19-24) 128-123 at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The win is the Nets’ seventh in a row, which marks a franchise record and the longest active winning streak in the NBA G League.
Brooklyn two-way forward/center Alan Williams
registered a double-double with a team-high 28 points and 12 rebounds along with five assists and three blocks in 30 minutes. Brooklyn guard/forward Dzanan Musa
scored 20 points and had five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 35 minutes while on assignment with Long Island. Brooklyn guard Tahjere McCall,
also on assignment with Long Island, scored 17 points with four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 27 minutes.
Long Island came out hot, scoring 30 points in the opening period off 58 percent shooting from the field to take a 30-20 lead going into the second. Both teams had no trouble scoring throughout the second, with Long Island scoring 36, but Fort Wayne scoring 38 to chip into the Nets’ lead. The Nets would enter halftime leading by eight, 66-58.
The Nets added to their lead in the third, closing the quarter with their biggest lead yet, 15. After three the score was 96-81. Long Island would continue to add to their lead in the fourth, extending to a 22-point lead, but then Fort Wayne came storming back. A late run cut the lead down to as little as four points, but with clutch free throw shooting down the stretch, the Nets put this one to bed. After the final buzzer, the Nets won their seventh in a row, this time by a score of 128-123.
Fort Wayne center Travin Thibodeaux logged a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds along with four assists and a steal in 29 minutes. Mad Ants guard Jovan Mooring scored a team-high 28 points with three rebounds and seven assists in 29 minutes off the bench.
Long Island will take on the Maine Red Claws at home on Friday, Mar. 8, at 7 p.m. ET.
Official Release | February 25, 2019
– Three-Day Event to Feature NBA Draft-Eligible Players and NBA G League Players –
NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2019 – The NBA G League today announced the NBA G League Elite Camp, a three-day scouting event featuring 2019 NBA Draft hopefuls and the NBA G League’s top prospects from the 2018-19 season. The camp will take place at Chicago’s Quest Multisport from Sunday, May 12 through Tuesday, May 14.
Replacing the NBA G League Elite Mini Camp, the new event will give prospects eligible for the 2019 NBA Draft an opportunity to showcase their skills in front of NBA and NBA G League scouts, coaches and front office executives. The event will also continue to give top NBA G League prospects from the previous season a chance to be evaluated. The NBA G League players will attend the first two days of the NBA G League Elite Camp and the 2019 NBA Draft prospects will participate in the second and third days, without overlap between the two groups of athletes.
“We’re thrilled to introduce the NBA G League Elite Camp as an essential addition to our comprehensive evaluation process of potential NBA and NBA G League talent,” said NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim. “This event will provide more players with exposure as they enter the next phase of their careers.”
A select number of players from the draft-eligible group will be invited to participate in the 2019 NBA Draft Combine based on their performance in the NBA G League Elite Camp.
The draft-eligible participants for the NBA G League Elite Camp and the invitees to the NBA Draft Combine will both be determined by an NBA team vote. Once the NBA Draft Combine participants are he NBA G League today announced the NBA G League Elite Camp, a three-day scouting event featuring 2019 NBA Draft hopefuls and the NBA G League’s top prospects from the 2018-19 season., the top remaining 40 vote-getters will be invited to the last two days of the Elite Camp.