LSU Tigers in the NBA, Pro Basketball
PRO BASKETBALL UPDATE FOR FORMER TIGERS
Stats are through any play in leagues as of March 30, 2020
Waters was drafted in the second round of the 2019 draft by the Celtics, signing a two-way contract with the Celtics. He played in 10 games (8.9 minutes per game), averaging 3.3 points, 0.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists. In the G-League for the Maine Red Claws, Waters played in 36 games (33.8 minutes), scoring 18 points a game, with 3.2 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.9 steals.
Reid was undrafted after the 2019 NBA Draft, but after his impressive summer league performance, was signed by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Reid played in 30 games for the Timberwolves, averaging 9.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in an average of 16.5 minutes per game. Reid also played 16 games for the G-League Iowa team, averaging 30.8 minutes per game, 18.4 points, 9.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2 blocks and 1.5 steals.
Bigby-Williams played in the G-League for the Pelicans’ G-League franchise, the Erie Bayhawks. Bigby-Williams played in 35 games (21.2 minutes) averaging 7.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game.
Gray played in two NBA games for the NOLA Pelicans, averaging 1.0 points and 1.0 assists. He had another strong season in the G-League, this time for the Bayhawks, playing 36 minutes on average in 37 games, scoring 22.5 points per game with 5.1 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 2.4 steals. .
Temple, a freshman on the 2006 Final Four team that ended his LSU career on the 2009 SEC Championship team, played his 10th season in the NBA, first with the Brooklyn Nets. This year he averaged 28.1 minutes in 55 games, scoring 10.3 points per game, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists.
The No. 1 pick of the 2016 NBA Draft played his third season in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers. He averaged in 54 games, 16.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 8.2 assists per game. He averaged 35.8 minutes per game.
Epps played for the Northern Arizona Suns in the G-League, playing 37 games (22.8 minutes per game), scoring 10.2 points and 6.5 rebounds.
Sampson appeared in 42 games for the G-League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers, playing 28 minutes per game averaging 13.2 points per game, 2.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists.
Onwuasor played in 25 games (15.4 minutes per game) for the Stockton Kings of the G-League, averaging 5.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and one assists.
Several former Tigers are playing overseas and here are some of their season stats (minimum 20 games played, ):
BRANDON BASS – Liaoning in the Chinese CBA – 30 games, 21.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists
JUSTIN HAMILTON – Beijing Shougang in Chinese CBA – 20 games, 21.5 points, 10.3 rebounds
KEITH HORNSBY – Torun in Polish TBL – 25 games, 17.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists
JORDAN MICKEY – Real Madrid in Spanish ACB — 43 games, 8.2 points, 4.3 rebounds
JOHNNY O’BRYANT III – Lokomotic Kuban in VTB United League – 22 games, 15.1 points, 5.4 rebounds
ANTHONY RANDOLPH – Real Madrid in Spanish ACB – 39 games, 10.7 points, 3.8 rebounds
DUOP REATH – FMP Beograd in Serbian KLS – 23 games, 11.6 points, 4.7 rebounds