Cameron Payne was named the NBA G League Player of the Week as announced by the League today.
Payne led the Legends to a 3-0 record this week with 23.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 10.3 assists, 2.7 steals, and 1.3 blocks per game. Payne joined the Legends Jan. 25th and has played 12 games with the team averaging 22.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 7.8 assists and shooting 50% from the field. The former 1st round pick has had career-highs in scoring (43), rebounds (10), and assists (19) with the Legends, with two of those performances falling in the last three games.
Saturday night, in another career first, Payne became the 8th player in Legends history and first this season to post a triple-double, putting up 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 19 assists in the team’s 131-110 victory over the Northern Arizona Suns. Texas finished with 40 assists Saturday night, doubling their opponent’s final and coming in 2nd in franchise history for team assists (record is 42 set earlier this season).
The Legends travel to Austin to take on the Spurs tomorrow night at 7:30pm. Fans can catch all the action live on www.TexLegends.com.