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Rhode Island’s Xavier Munford Shines In GLeague

Rhode Island’s Xavier Munford Sizzles In GLeague

Former University of Rhode Island star Xavier Munford continues to sizzle in the NBA G League.   The 6-3 point guard averaged a whopping 28 points in three games last week for the Wisconsin Herd.   In the finale, Munford exploded for 36 points with 8 rebounds and 5 assists in a 123-117 win over the Westchester Knicks on Dec. 23.   On the season he is the G League’s fifth leading scorer, averaging 25.2 points, 4.8 assists, and 5.3 rebounds.   “Munford continues his excellent play, and could find himself getting scooped up by an NBA team sooner rather than later,” wrote’s Drew Zlogar.   Munford was a member of the gold-medal winning 2017 USA AmeriCup Team this summer, averaging 10.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 3 assists.   He averaged 18.5 points and 5.3 assists for the G League’s Swarm last season.   A college star at Rhode Island, Munford led the team in scoring as a senior, averaging 16.9 points, 4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists.   He scored over 1,000 points for the Rams in only two seasons.   Before transferring to Rhode Island, Munford played at JUCO Iowa Western College, averaging an ICCAC conference high 16.6 points a game on 37 percent shooting from three, and leading the school to a 24-9 record.   Undrafted, Munford played with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2015-16, averaging 5.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in 14 games.   In the process he became the first Rhode Island player to debut in an NBA game since Lamar Odom back in 1999 (according to the Providence Journal).   For more basketball news to go

Wichita St’s Ron Baker Scores 22 In NBA Summer League

Wichita’s Baker Scores 22 In NBA Summer League

Former Wichita State star Ron Baker scored 22 points to lead the Knicks over the Orlando White 95-90 Wednesday at the NBA Summer League…

Clips Top Pick, UNC’s Brice Johnson Out 4-6 Weeks

UNC’s Johnson Drops 19 In NBA Summer League

UNC’s Brice Johnson scored a team high 19 points for the Clippers Thursday in a 79-69 loss to the Magic White team at the…

Thon Maker Has 17 Pts, 17 Boards In Summer League

Thon Maker Has 17 Pts, 17 Boards In Summer League

Five-star high school player Thon Maker scored 17 points and grabbed a whopping 17 rebounds for the Bucks in a 91-86 loss Monday to…

Kentucky’s Jamal Murray Drops 29 In Summer League

UK’s Jamal Murray Drops 29 In Summer League

Former Kentucky star Jamal Murray poured in a game-high 29 points for the Denver Nuggets in a 92-81 loss to the Miami Heat Monday…

Cal’s Jaylen Brown Scores 20 In NBA Summer League

Cal’s Jaylen Brown Scores 20 In Summer League

Former Cal star Jaylen Brown poured in 20 points to help lead the Boston Celtics past the Dallas Mavericks 88-82 Tuesday at the NBA…

Baylor’s Taurean Prince Drops 21 In Summer League

Baylor’s Prince Drops 21 In NBA Summer League

Former Baylor star Taurean Prince poured in a game high 21 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks past the Sacramento Kings 81-61 Wednesday at…

D-League Star Jordan McRae Fitting In With Cavs

Vols’ Jordan McCrae Drops 36 In Summer League

Former Tennessee star Jordan McRae poured in a game high 36 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Los Angeles Lakers 88-80 at…

Duke’s Tyus Jones Named NBA Summer League MVP

Duke’s Tyus Jones Named NBA Summer League MVP

Former Duke star Tyus Jones was named MVP of the NBA Summer League.


The 6-1 point guard averaged 19.4 points, 6.3 assists, 4 rebounds, and…

Jerian Grant’s 24 Leads Bulls To NBA Summer League Title

Grant’s 24 Lead Bulls To Summer League Title

Former Notre Dame star Jerian Grant scored 24 points to lead the Bulls to a thrilling 84-82 overtime victory over Timberwolves Monday to capture…

Green & Irving Bury Rivalry For USA Basketball

Green & Irving Bury Rivalry For USA Basketball

USA Olympic Basketball teammates Draymond Green and Kyrie Irving have buried their rivalry created when Green’s Warriors bitterly lost the 2016 NBA Finals in…

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