EL SEGUNDO (18 March 2019) – The South Bay Lakers have acquired Wes Van Beck from the available player pool, it was announced today by General Manager Nick Mazzella. Van Beck returns to South Bay after appearing in training camp with the team earlier this season.
Van Beck appeared in South Bay’s lone preseason game, where he tallied nine points, two rebounds, one assist and two steals in 17 minutes. Van Beck appeared in 98 games (13 starts) over four years at the University of Houston, averaging 5.5 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 16.8 minutes.
Van Beck is expected to be in uniform tonight when South Bay takes on the Santa Cruz Warriors at 7:00pm PT from the UCLA Health Training Center.
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The NBA G League’s South Bay Lakers, the first franchise in G League history to be owned by an NBA team (Los Angeles Lakers), returns for its 12th season of competition in 2018-19. The Lakers franchise has established itself as a top producer of NBA-ready talent, totaling 31 NBA Call-Ups and developing 25 Lakers assignment players since the inaugural 2006-07 season. Last season, the Lakers returned to the playoffs for the third year in a row and saw a pair of players receive NBA Call-Ups to the Los Angeles Lakers, including Andre Ingram. The Lakers have claimed three division titles and have twice competed in the NBA G League Finals, most recently in 2015-16.