The NBA G League announced today that Philadelphia 76ers two-way contract player Marial Shayok has been named to the 2019-20 All-NBA G League Third Team, as well as to the NBA G League All-Rookie Team, while 2019-20 NBA G League Defensive Player of the Year Christ Koumadje has been named to the NBA G League All-Defensive Team. The players earned their respective honors in a vote by the league’s 28 head coaches and general managers.
Shayok, the No. 54 overall selection in the 2019 NBA Draft by Philadelphia, appeared in 35 games (33 starts) with the Delaware Blue Coats this season. He averaged 23.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 30.0 minutes per contest.
The Ottawa native finished third in the league in scoring average and led all rookies in total points (805) and field goals made (309). In November, he was tabbed as the first NBA G League Player of the Week for the 2019-20 season, and was later named to the Eastern Conference Midseason All-NBA G League Team in February. Shayok is the first player in Delaware franchise history to receive All-Rookie honors.
Koumadje, a Chad native, became the first player in Delaware franchise history to receive NBA G League Defensive Player of the Year honors on June 17. The 7-foot-4 rookie appeared in 33 games (23 starts), averaging 11.3 points, 10.9 rebounds and a G League-best 4.0 blocks in 26.4 minutes per game. His 133 blocked shots were 37 more than any other G League player and marked a Delaware single-season franchise record.
On Feb. 1, Koumadje recorded the only triple-double with blocks in the NBA G League this season, posting 18 points, 20 rebounds and an NBA G League season-high 12 blocks in a 111-103 road victory over the Erie BayHawks.
Below are the complete All-NBA G League Teams, the All-Rookie Team and the All-Defensive Team.
2019-20 ALL-NBA G LEAGUE TEAMS
Jaylen Adams – Wisconsin Herd
Jarrell Brantley – Salt Lake City Stars
Devontae Cacok – South Bay Lakers
Frank Mason III – Wisconsin Herd
Jarrod Uthoff – Memphis Hustle
Donta Hall – Grand Rapids Drive
BJ Johnson – Lakeland Magic
Josh Magette – Lakeland Magic
Johnathan Motley – Agua Caliente Clippers
Tremont Waters – Maine Red Claws
Justin Anderson – Long Island Nets
Dusty Hannahs – Memphis Hustle
Jemerrio Jones – Wisconsin Herd
Vic Law – Lakeland Magic
Marial Shayok – Delaware Blue Coats
2019-20 NBA G LEAGUE ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
Jarrell Brantley – Salt Lake City Stars
Devontae Cacok – South Bay Lakers
Donta Hall – Grand Rapids Drive
Marial Shayok – Delaware Blue Coats
Tremont Waters – Maine Red Claws
2019-20 NBA G LEAGUE ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
Tacko Fall – Maine Red Claws
Trae-Deon Hollins – Grand Rapids Drive
Christ Koumadje – Delaware Blue Coats
Sir’Dominic Pointer – Canton Charge
Kenny Wooten – Westchester Knicks
The Delaware Blue Coats (22-21), the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, defeated the Maine Red Claws (28-14), 113-92, on Wednesday afternoon at 76ers Fieldhouse. The Blue Coats swiped 15 steals and held the Red Claws to a season-low 92 points, including just 12 points in the second quarter.
76ers two-way contract player Marial Shayok scored 26 points (9-15 fg, 3-6 3fg, 3-3 ft) for the second-consecutive contest, adding seven rebounds and three steals in 24 minutes for the Blue Coats. Delaware’s Jared Brownridge was a game-high plus-38 in tallying 26 points (8-13 fg, 4-9 3fg, 2-2 ft), four assists and a career-high four steals in 23 minutes of action.
Norvel Pelle, on assignment from the 76ers, nearly registered a double-double with 12 points (5-7 fg, 1-2 ft), eight rebounds and three blocked shots in 21 minutes for the Blue Coats. Zhaire Smith, also on assignment from Philadelphia, added 10 points (3-6 fg, 2-3 3fg, 1-1 ft) and a pair of assists in a game-high 37 minutes.
The Blue Coats led 53-44 at halftime and outscored Maine 52-31 in the second and third quarters combined. Delaware, which led by as many as 34 points in the victory, totaled 24 points on the fast break.
Yante Maten paced the Red Claws with a double-double performance of 23 points (9-18 fg, 1-5 3fg, 3-5 ft) and 12 rebounds, adding four steals in 30 minutes of work. Boston Celtics two-way contract player Tacko Fall secured a double-double of his own with 12 points (6-12 fg) and 14 rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench for the Red Claws. Justin Bibbs posted 17 points (8-13 fg, 1-3 3fg) in 33 minutes as a starter for Maine.
The Blue Coats host the Long Island Nets on Saturday at 7 p.m. at 76ers Fieldhouse.
The Delaware Blue Coats (21-21), the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, fell to the Lakeland Magic (24-17), 129-116, on Sunday afternoon at 76ers Fieldhouse. Zhaire Smith, on assignment from the 76ers, posted a G League career-high 24 points (10-12 fg, 2-3 3fg, 1-2 ft) with two rebounds and two assists in 34 minutes for the Blue Coats.
Jared Brownridge scored 19 of his team-high 27 points (9-17 fg, 7-13 3fg, 1-1 ft) in the first half for Delaware. Today’s performance was Brownridge’s fourth game of the season–and his 10th overall dating back to last season–with seven 3-point field goals made.
76ers two-way contract player Marial Shayok tallied 26 points (11-21 fg, 3-7 3fg, 1-1 ft), eight rebounds and a season-high-tying seven assists in a team-high 37 minutes for the Blue Coats.
The Blue Coats trailed 65-63 at halftime, and were outscored 30-19 in the third quarter. Lakeland began the second half with an 11-0 run. The visitors converted 17 of their 20 free-throw attempts (.850) in the contest.
Lakeland’s Josh Magette posted a career-high 38 points (10-18 fg, 7-13 3fg, 7-7 ft) in a double-double performance that also included 11 assists in 36 minutes of action. Philadelphia native Amile Jefferson notched his sixth consecutive double-double with 31 points (11-18 fg, 7-8 ft) and 16 rebounds in 37 minutes for the Magic. Hassani Gravett (14 points) was a game-high plus-23 in a game-high 38 minutes.
The Blue Coats return to action on Wednesday at 11 a.m. against the Maine Red Claws at 76ers Fieldhouse.
The Delaware Blue Coats, the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, announced today that the team has acquired the returning player rights to Michael Frazier, Xavier Johnson and Hakim Warrick in three separate transactions.
The Blue Coats acquired the returning player rights to Frazier from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in exchange for the returning player rights to Cameron Oliver. Delaware acquired the returning player rights to Johnson from the Texas Legends in exchange for the returning player rights to Cory Jefferson, while also acquiring the returning player rights to Warrick from the Iowa Wolves in exchange for the returning player rights to Andrew Andrews.
Frazier (6-4, 200) has appeared in eight NBA games with the Houston Rockets and 14 G League games (all starts) with Rio Grande Valley this season while on a two-way contract with Houston. The 25-year-old averaged 16.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 28.7 minutes per game with Rio Grande Valley. In 45 games (39 starts) with the Vipers last season, Frazier averaged 16.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 33.3 minutes per game and earned the 2019 NBA G League Most Improved Player award. Frazier played his college basketball at the University of Florida (2012-15), where he set a school record for three-point field goals made in a single season with 118 triples as a sophomore.
Oliver originally joined the Blue Coats in a Jan. 26, 2018 trade with Wisconsin and appeared in 44 total games with Delaware. He averaged 13.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 25.8 minutes per game.
Johnson (6-7, 225) played in 73 games (27 starts) with Texas from 2017-19, averaging 7.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 20.4 minutes per game. In 17 games (all starts) with BC Rilski Sportist in Bulgaria during the current 2019-20 season, the 26-year-old holds averages of 16.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 29.6 minutes per game. Johnson played collegiately at the University of Colorado Boulder from 2012-17, appearing in 127 career games and finishing his career in 11th place on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,463 points.
The Blue Coats originally acquired the returning player rights to Jefferson from Texas in a three-team trade on Oct. 16, 2018. Jefferson appeared in 22 total games with Delaware last season and averaged 9.2 points and 5.1 rebounds in 24.0 minutes per game.
Warrick (6-9, 219) saw action in 44 games (19 starts) with Iowa during the 2018-19 G League season, averaging 12.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 20.7 minutes per game. The Philadelphia native was selected by the Blue Coats with the No. 9 overall selection in the 2018 NBA G League Draft before being traded to Iowa, along with the returning player rights to James Webb III, in exchange for Michael Bryson. Warrick, 37, was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the No. 19 overall selection in the 2005 NBA Draft and played eight NBA seasons with Memphis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Phoenix, New Orleans and Charlotte. In 526 career NBA contests (109 starts), he averaged 9.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in 20.2 minutes per contest.
Andrews appeared in four games with Delaware during the 2017-18 season.
The Delaware Blue Coats (19-16), the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, fell to the Canton Charge (23-13), 131-115, on Friday night at 76ers Fieldhouse in the team’s first game in eight days. All five Blue Coats starters scored at least 10 points in the contest, with seven total players reaching double figures for the second-straight game.
Justin Robinson led Delaware with 22 points (5-14 fg, 4-8 3fg, 5-5 ft), four rebounds and four assists in 32 minutes. Robinson has now scored 20 points or more in three of the team’s last four games. Haywood Highsmith neared a double-double for the Blue Coats with 18 points (7-12 fg, 3-4 3fg, 1-1 ft) and nine rebounds in a team-high 34 minutes of work. Highsmith posted 10 points and six rebounds in the fourth quarter.
Zhaire Smith, on assignment from the 76ers, recorded 14 of his 17 points (7-12 fg, 2-6 3fg, 1-1 ft) in the first half for the home team. Smith added three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 18 minutes of action. 76ers two-way contract player Marial Shayok tallied 16 points (6-19 fg, 1-8 3fg, 2-2 ft), six rebounds and five assists in 30 minutes as a Blue Coats starter.
The Blue Coats trailed 67-58 at halftime and were outscored 34-23 by Canton in the third quarter.
Cleveland Cavaliers two-way contract player Dean Wade paced the visiting Charge with a double-double performance that included a season-high 27 points (11-16 fg, 4-7 3fg, 1-1 ft) and a game-high 16 rebounds over 36 minutes. Sir’Dominic Pointer scored 17 of his career-high 25 points (10-15 fg, 5-8 3fg) in the first half for the visitors, adding five rebounds and four blocked shots in 27 minutes overall. Sheldon Mac was a perfect 9-for-9 from the free-throw line and totaled 23 points (4-9 fg, 9-9 ft), five rebounds and four assists in 32 minutes off the Charge bench. Canton converted 15 of its 16 free-throw attempts in the game.
The Blue Coats hit the road for two games in Oshkosh, Wisconsin next week against the Eastern Conference-leading Wisconsin Herd. Tipoff is slated for 8:00 p.m. ET on both Tuesday and Thursday. Delaware returns to 76ers Fieldhouse next Saturday, Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. ET against the Windy City Bulls.
The Delaware Blue Coats (16-11), the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, defeated the Erie BayHawks (9-19), 134-103, in front of a sellout crowd on Saturday night at 76ers Fieldhouse. In the second game of a home back-to-back for the Blue Coats, the team posted season-high totals for 3-point field goals (22) and rebounds (63). Delaware totaled 134 points for the second-consecutive contest and outscored its opponents by a combined 70 points in the pair of victories this weekend.
Xavier Munford led all scorers with 34 points (13-19 fg, 8-10 3fg), while tallying seven rebounds and four assists in 27 minutes for the Blue Coats. Eight 3-point field goals tied a G League career-high total for Munford.
76ers two-way contract player Marial Shayok posted 26 points (12-24 fg, 2-7 3fg), seven rebounds, five assists and season-high four steals in 33 minutes for the home team. Haywood Highsmith (15 points, 11 rebounds, three steals) and Christ Koumadje (12 points, 16 rebounds, two blocks) each added a double-double for the Blue Coats in the win.
The Blue Coats held a six point edge entering the fourth quarter, but they bested the BayHawks 40-15 in the final frame. Delaware held a 63-40 rebounding advantage, in addition to outscoring the visitors 58-38 in the paint. 63 rebounds is one shy of the Delaware franchise record, and the team improves to 7-0 this season when corralling 55 rebounds or more.
New Orleans Pelicans two-way contract player Josh Gray paced Erie’s attack with 24 points (9-18 fg, 2-4 3fg, 2-3 ft), seven rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes of work. Jalen Adams came off the Erie bench to score 18 points (6-8 fg, 4-6 3fg, 1-1 ft) in addition to seven rebounds and three assists in 34 minutes. Scottie Lindsey added 15 points (6-13 fg, 2-7 3fg, 1-1 ft), six rebounds and two steals in 32 minutes for the BayHawks.
The Blue Coats hit the road to take on the Canton Charge on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET. The team then travels to Erie for a 7 p.m. tip-off on Saturday, Feb. 1 before returning home to 76ers Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. against the Windy City Bulls.
The Delaware Blue Coats (12-9), the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, fell to the Grand Rapids Drive (13-10), 100-91, on Friday night at 76ers Fieldhouse. Zhaire Smith, on assignment from the 76ers, scored a game-high 19 points (6-9 fg, 4-6 3fg, 1-1 ft) with three rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes for the Blue Coats. Smith’s 19 points match his career-high total in the G League.
76ers two-way contract player Marial Shayok added 14 points and six rebounds in 30 minutes of action for Delaware, while Jared Brownridge came off the bench to tally 13 points and five rebounds in 21 minutes of work. Christ Koumadje, the NBA G League leader in blocked shots per game (3.8), added five rejections and corralled a team-high 13 rebounds in a game-high 36 minutes for the Blue Coats. Koumadje was the team’s leading rebounder for the ninth-straight game.
The contest featured 13 lead changes and was tied seven times. The Blue Coats led 43-42 at the halftime break and 69-66 after three quarters. The Drive out rebounded the Blue Coats, 66-48, marking a season-high total for the visitors.
A pair of 16-point performances paced Grand Rapids. Donta Hall registered his sixth-straight double-double with 16 points (8-12 fg) and 16 rebounds in 27 minutes for the Drive, while Adam Woodbury came off the bench to collect a double-double of his own with 16 points (8-18 fg) and 10 rebounds in 20 minutes. Detroit Pistons two-way contract player Louis King posted 12 points (5-18 fg, 2-2 ft) and eight rebounds in 27 minutes as a Drive reserve, and Tra-Deon Hollins was a game-high plus-29 while stuffing the stat sheet with game-high totals in assists (12) and steals (5) to go along with his eight points (3-8 fg, 1-1 ft).
The Delaware Blue Coats (11-8), the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, defeated the Long Island Nets (6-13), 111-88, on Saturday afternoon at 76ers Fieldhouse. Christ Koumadje recorded a triple-double with 12 points (6-11 fg), a season-high 16 rebounds and a franchise-record 10 blocked shots in 32 minutes for the Blue Coats. Koumadje, who was a game-high plus-36, previously tied the franchise record with seven blocked shots (76ers two-way contract player Norvel Pelle, three times) on Dec. 19 against Stockton.
76ers two-way contract player Marial Shayok, the NBA G League’s leading scorer, tallied a game-high 22 points (8-18 fg, 4-7 3fg, 1-1 ft) with five rebounds and three steals in 26 minutes for the Blue Coats. Delaware’s Xavier Munford posted 18 points (6-10 fg, 2-4 3fg, 2-3 ft), five rebounds and eight assists in 20 minutes of action, while Michael Bryson added a season-high 14 points (6-12 fg, 2-5 3fg) in 25 minutes off the bench. Munford’s eight assists came without a single turnover.
The Blue Coats held a 66-39 advantage at halftime and led by as many as 28 points in the contest. Six Delaware players reached double figures scoring for the sixth time this season, while the team hauled in more than 50 rebounds (54) for the 14th time.
Long Island was led by John Egbunu’s near double-double with 18 points (7-13 fg, 2-4 ft), nine rebounds and three blocked shots in 23 minutes as a reserve. Jaylen Hands scored 17 points (5-19 fg, 2-10 3fg, 2-2 ft) with four rebounds in 34 minutes for the Nets.
The Delaware Blue Coats (10-7), the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, fell to the College Park Skyhawks (10-8), 132-125, on Friday night at 76ers Fieldhouse. The Blue Coats connected on a season-high 21 3-point field goals in a game that saw 17 lead changes and nine ties. 76ers two-way contract player Marial Shayok posted a game-high 29 points (11-19 fg, 6-10 3fg, 1-1 ft) with six rebounds in 29 minutes in front of a sold-out crowd. Six 3-point field goals made were a career-high total for the rookie.
Haywood Highsmith scored 18 points (6-12 fg, 4-7 3fg, 1-1 ft) and grabbed seven rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench for the Blue Coats, while Jared Brownridge also totaled 18 points (7-9 fg, 4-6 3fg) as a reserve. Xavier Munford tallied his fourth double-double of the season with 17 points (6-13 fg, 3-6 3fg, 1-2 ft) and 10 assists in 32 minutes, while Christ Koumadje also secured a double-double for the home team with 15 points (6-14 fg, 2-3 ft), 13 rebounds and three blocked shots in a game-high-tying 33 minutes of action. Koumadje has now recorded a double-double on six occasions this season.
Delaware’s previous season-high total for 3-point field goals made was 20, set on Dec. 17 in a road win at Greensboro. The Blue Coats led 79-78 at halftime after a Shayok three-pointer beat the first half buzzer. The team’s 21 triples came on a season-high 46 attempts from downtown, good for its second-highest 3-point field goal percentage (.457) of the season.
College Park saw eight players reach double figures scoring in the victory. Philadelphia native Tahjere McCall tallied a career-high 28 points (7-13 fg, 4-6 3fg, 7-9 ft) with six rebounds and five assists in 23 minutes off the bench for the Skyhawks. Cat Barber posted his third double-double of the season with 23 points (10-17 fg, 2-2 ft) and 10 assists in 33 minutes for the visitors, while Nick Ward added 16 points (8-11 fg) and six rebounds in his first-career start.
The Delaware Blue Coats (7-4), the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, defeated the Capital City Go-Go (5-6), 110-109, on Friday night at 76ers Fieldhouse for the team’s fourth-straight victory. 76ers two-way contract player Marial Shayok scored a game-high 31 points (13-23 fg, 4-7 3fg, 1-1 ft) in 30 minutes of action. Jonah Bolden, on assignment from the 76ers, converted a putback dunk with 5.4 seconds remaining to take the lead.
Bolden posted his third double-double of the season and his eighth overall in a Blue Coats uniform with 14 points (6-9 fg, 1-2 3fg, 1-2 ft), 13 rebounds and five assists in 31 minutes. Christ Koumadje also secured a double-double, his second of the season for the home team, with a season-high 20 points (7-9 fg, 3-3 ft), 12 rebounds and two blocked shots in 20 minutes as a reserve. Jared Brownridge added 16 points (6-11 fg, 4-8 3fg) in 22 minutes off the bench in the victory. Brownridge has now converted four triples or more on five occasions this season, after doing so in 30 of his 49 appearances (61 percent) with the Blue Coats during the 2018-19 campaign.
76ers two-way contract player Norvel Pelle nearly racked up his third consecutive double-double with the Blue Coats, finishing with 12 points (5-9 fg, 1-1 ft) and nine rebounds in 19 minutes.
Delaware grabbed 59 total rebounds for a plus-22 margin on the glass. Friday marks the second time this season that the team has recorded 59 rebounds, two shy of the season-high 61 rebounds posted on Dec. 1 at Lakeland. Delaware has corralled 55 rebounds or more in six of the team’s 11 games to this point.
The Blue Coats led 61-56 at halftime in a game that saw 12 total lead changes. The team improves to a perfect 6-0 overall when leading at the break.
For Capital City, Jerian Grant led the way with a season-high 25 points (6-13 fg, 2-4 3fg, 7-8 ft) to go along with six rebounds, six assists and three steals in a game-high 36 minutes. Jalen Jones collected 20 points (6-10 fg, 4-6 3fg, 2-3 ft) and eight rebounds in 34 minutes for the visitors, while Jalen Hudson added 19 points (8-18 fg, 3-6 3fg), seven rebounds and three steals in his first start of the season.