Week 3 is in the books for the NBA G League this season, and there were some new names that lit up the box score in their games. These guys are not signed in any way to an NBA team, so each game they suit up in the G League is essentially a showcase to all 30 NBA teams on what they have to offer. There was high-scoring shootouts and nail-biters during Week 3, and these players were some that highlighted the slate of games:
The Bayhawks played three games during Week 3, and Roscoe Smith posted strong contributions in each one of them. Over the three games, Smith averaged 21.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, highlighted by his 29 & 7 line in a 117-112 win over the Memphis Hustle. Smith, a UConn and UNLV product and a member of the 2014 NBA draft class, has a great opportunity to continue his hot streak and gain NBA interest in his well-rounded game.
House and his Vipers played in three games during Week 3, and the guard was a catalyst in the RGV, going 3-0 in that stretch to extend their winning streak to eight games. Averaging 23.0 points (50% FG), highlighted by the 29-point and 16-rebound line he posted in the Vipers’ 114-100 win over Reno, the former Texas A&M Aggie continued to prove to NBA scouts that he is a legitimate dual threat every time he steps onto the court. The Vipers are rolling, and House is a big reason for their success so far.
The scrappy point guard has been a key contributor for Reno in the early part of the season. During Reno’s Week 3, which consisted of three games, Stockton averaged 22.3 points, 7.3 assists, and highlighted the week with a monster performance vs. Santa Cruz when he produced 25 points, 10 assists and 7 steals. Stockton, son of NBA Hall of Famer John, has impressive family NBA lineage, but seems to be making his own way to another NBA contract somewhere soon.
Wood has caught his stride recently with the Bulls. During Week 3’s two-game slate he averaged 23.5 points (55.2% FG). His week was highlighted by his electric performance against the Lakeland Magic when he piled up 29 points, 5 assists and 2 steals. Formerly a Spartan under Tom Izzo at Michigan State, Wood has elevated his play this season after spending the past five years out of college overseas.
Doyle, a name that may not be familiar to you, is absolutely tearing up the G League. The 6-4 guard in his rookie season has been filling up the stat sheets like a seasoned veteran. The Nets are off to a good start (6-4 record), largely thanks to Doyle’s scoring. He’s poured in 30-plus points in each of his last two games, connecting on a ridiculous 13-of-21 from behind the arc. Although Doyle is new to professional basketball, he is playing like he deserves an NBA deal.