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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

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Paul Pierce Wants To Retire As A Celtic

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Smith, a starter for the 2016 NBA…

Mello Calls For D-League Revamp In New CBA

Mello Calls For D-League Revamp In New CBA

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“If I had it my way, I’d rebrand the whole D-League,”…

Barkley: Warriors Are Imperfect Despite Durant

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Sparks Win WNBA Title, Edge Lynx 77-76 In Game 5

Sparks Win WNBA Title, Edge Lynx 77-76 In Game 5

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Kings Buy Majority Stake D-League’s Reno Bighorns

Kings Buy D-League’s Reno Bighorns

The Sacramento Kings have purchased a controlling interest in the D-League’s Reno Bighorns.


With the move, the Kings become the 15th NBA club to own…

Changes Could Be Coming To One-And-Done Rule

NBA’s Silver Hopes Players Stand For Anthem

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said that though the league has had discussions with players on how to address social injustices, he hopes that actions…

D-League Elite Mini Camp To Be Held May 8-9

Record 135 D-League Players On NBA Rosters

A record 135 former D-League players are on the opening night rosters of NBA teams this season.


This all-time high number represents a whopping 30…

UH Star, D-Leaguer Simmons Makes Noise With Spurs

UH Star, D-Leaguer Simmons Makes Noise With Spurs

Former D-League player and University of Houston star Jonathon Simmons has started this NBA season with the Spurs with a bang.


Simmons poured in a…

76ers’ Simmons No. 1 Rookie In PPG, RBG & Assists

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Responding to a report that he may miss the entire season, injured Philadelphia 76ers’ 2016 overall No. 1 draft pick Ben Simmons had a…

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