Bryant and Caruso named to Midseason All-NBA G League Team

By Noah Camarena | February 2, 2018

EL SEGUNDO (Feb. 2, 2018) – Los Angeles Lakers rookie center Thomas Bryant and two-way guard Alex Caruso have been named to the Midseason All-NBA G League Team, the league announced today.

Bryant has appeared in 22 games (all starts) for South Bay on assignment, averaging 19.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.5 blocks in 29.8 minutes. Bryant has 11 games with 20 points or more this season, including four 30-point games. The rookie center out of Indiana has notched five double-doubles with South Bay and is shooting 58.7 percent from the field and 38.5 percent from three-point range.

Caruso has appeared in 19 games (18 starts) with South Bay this season, averaging 18.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.2 steals in 31.1 minutes. The All-NBA G League Showcase Second Team selection currently ranks fifth in the league in steals per game and has posted career-highs of 41 points, 13 assists and seven steals in his second season in the league.

NBA G League coaches, general managers and players voted on the top performers from the first half of the season from their respective conferences, based on the performances of players in games through January 21, 2018. Eligibility for players to be selected was based on having played in 50 percent of their team’s games through January 21st and being on an Active Roster.

About the South Bay Lakers:

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 11th season of competition in 2017-18.  The Lakers franchise has established itself as a top producer of NBA-ready talent, totaling 26 NBA Call-Ups and developing 21 Lakers assignment players since the inaugural 2006-07 season. The Lakers have claimed three division titles and have twice competed in the NBA G League Finals, most recently in 2015-16.