Lakers’ Travis Wear named NBA G League Player of the Week

EL SEGUNDO – South Bay Lakers forward Travis Wear has been named the NBA G League Player of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 29, through Sunday, Feb. 4. It is the first weekly honor of Wear’s career and the first award of its kind for the Lakers this season.

Wear averaged 24.5 points, 13.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 57.6 percent from the field and 50.0% from three-point range in two South Bay wins. The former UCLA standout scored 24 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds as South Bay beat the visiting Northern Arizona Suns, 133-108, on Wednesday night.

Wear followed that performance with 25 points and nine rebounds in a victory at Salt Lake City on Friday. Wear shot 62.5% from the field, including 5-9 from deep, in South Bay’s 118-114 road win. Overall for the week, South Bay outscored its opponents by an average of 21.0 points with Wear on the court.