EL SEGUNDO – South Bay Lakers forward Travis Wear has been named the NBA G League Player of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 29, through Sunday, Feb. 4. It is the first weekly honor of Wear’s career and the first award of its kind for the Lakers this season.
Wear averaged 24.5 points, 13.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 57.6 percent from the field and 50.0% from three-point range in two South Bay wins. The former UCLA standout scored 24 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds as South Bay beat the visiting Northern Arizona Suns, 133-108, on Wednesday night.
Wear followed that performance with 25 points and nine rebounds in a victory at Salt Lake City on Friday. Wear shot 62.5% from the field, including 5-9 from deep, in South Bay’s 118-114 road win. Overall for the week, South Bay outscored its opponents by an average of 21.0 points with Wear on the court.
— South Bay Lakers (@SouthBayLakers) February 1, 2018
Wear and the South Bay Lakers will be back in action tonight when they host the Maine Red Claws at 7:00 from the UCLA Health Training Center.
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.