Wednesday brought the return of the G League. For those that are unfamiliar with the league, it’s a developmental league that works as the NBA’s minor league organization. Players get assigned their for the season, some get traded around, and others go up and down often from the the G-League to the NBA roster.
Much like what I have been doing with the NBA, I’m going to do the same for the G League. So…
Wednesday, two former Illinois prep athletes saw minutes in a G League game. Below I look into and share each of their G League performances from February 10.
Matt Mooney, Raptors 905
Notre Dame’s Matt Mooney is back in the league. This season, he’ll be spending time with the Toronto Raptors. Prior to this season, he’s been with two other organizations which he mainly spent most his time with the one: Cleveland Cavaliers. He would go on to make his NBA debut with the Cavs but spent much of last season with the Canton Charge. He averaged 13.1 points in 31.2 minutes on 46.2 percent shooting with 3.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.9 steals, and 2.4 turnovers in 42 G League games.
In his debut with his new team, he had the hot hand from beyond the arc.
- Matt Mooney (Notre Dame Prep College)- 20 minutes, 15 points, 5/7 FG, 5/6 3PT, 2 rebounds, an assist, a block, a turnover, and +17 in a 132-105 win over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
Brodric Thomas, Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Robert Brost and Bolingbrook High School have another alum playing professional hoops. This time it’s Brodric Thomas. Thomas went undrafted after spending his college year at Truman. Over his three seasons at Truman, Thomas averaged 18.8 points and 6.7 rebounds in 80 games (78 starts).
He declared for the NBA but would go undrafted. The Houston Rockets signed him. After training camp, the Rockets saw enough in him to give him a two-way deal which gives him an opportunity to split time between the NBA and G League.
- Brodric Thomas (Bolingbrook)- 27 minutes, 15 points, 3/8 FG, 1/3 3PT, 3/5 FT, an offensive rebound, 7 total rebounds, 2 assists, a steal, 2 blocks, 3 turnovers, and -30 in a 132-105 loss to the Raptors 905.