Los Angeles Lakers guard Shaquille Harrison was named to the 2022-23 NBA G League All-Defensive Team, it was announced today.
In 32 regular season games (all starts) for South Bay this season, Harrison averaged 2.1 steals per game which tied for the third-best mark in the NBA G League. Among league guards, Harrison finished second in defensive rebounds (165) and third in total blocks (29). Overall, the 29-year-old averaged 13.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 8.3 assists in 32.5 minutes for South Bay this season.
The 2022 Kia NBA G League Defensive Player of the Year has now been named to the NBA G League All-Defensive Team in back-to-back seasons. In 143 career NBA G League games (82 starts) suiting up for South Bay (2022-23), Delaware (2021-22) and Northern Arizona (2016-18), Harrison has averaged 11.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.8 steals in 29.7 minutes.
Harrison, who was signed by the Los Angeles Lakers on April 9, has appeared in 180 NBA games (23 starts) across six seasons with Portland (2022-23), Brooklyn (2021-22), Denver (2020-21), Utah (2020-21), Chicago (2018-19) and Phoenix (2017-18).