It is Tuesday, which means it is once again time for a review of former Zags playing in the pros.
Brandon Clarke: BC had his best game of the season so far last Friday, scoring 21 points to go along with eight rebounds, five assists, and two blocks in a win over Brooklyn. He also connected on three 3-pointers in the game. Clarke is averaging 15.5 ppg in the last week and 12.5 ppg overall for the 4-6 Memphis Grizzlies.
Domantas Sabonis: Domas is continuing his all star form. In three games this week, he averaged 26 points and 15 rebounds, including the first 20/20 game of his career, a 28 point, 22 rebound performance against Phoenix. Sabonis has helped lead the Pacers to a 6-4 record so far.
Rui Hachimura: Rui matched his season high in points this past week, scoring 17 on two separate occasions. He also fell one rebound short of a double double in Washington’s most recent game against the Suns, going for ten points and nine rebounds. He is averaging 13.6 points for the 3-8 Wizards so far.
Kelly Olynyk: Olynyk has worked his way into the Heat’s starting lineup in the last few games, and has capitalized on the opportunity. He had 18 points, six rebounds, and five assists in the team’s most recent win over Rui and the Wizards. Olynyk is also shooting 41.6% from three this season for the 4-4 Heat.
Zach Collins and Killian Tillie both received bad news on the injury front this week. Collins, who hoped to return from ankle surgery this month, is now out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his foot. Tillie has also suffered a setback, as he will be out an additional 4-6 weeks after injuring his hip.
Kevin Pangos: Pangos notched his second double-double of the season this week, going for 18 points and 10 assists as Zenit won their only game of the week. Pangos is averaging 11 points and 6.5 assists while shooting over 50% from the field for Zenit, who are 11-5 in EuroLeague play and 7-1 in the VTB United League.
Filip Petrusev: Petrusev took advantage of Mega Soccerbet’s only game this week, scoring 27 points to go along with seven rebounds and three assists. He currently leads the ABA Adriatic League with 23.4 points per game, and is third in rebounding and blocks.
Kyle Wiltjer: Wiltjer scored 14 with seven rebounds and two assists in Turk Telekom’s only game this week. He currently leads the team and is sixth in the league with 17.6 ppg.
Eric McClellan: McClellan had 20 points, 5 rebounds, and six assists as Kapfenburg won their only game of the week. He is averaging 15.4 ppg on 49% shooting from the field.
Austin Daye: Daye scored 18 points in Venezia’s win this week, shooting three of five on three pointers. He is shooting over 55% from three this season.
David Stockton: Stockton will be returning to the G-League, who announced they play a bubble season in Orlando, beginning in February. Stockton recently signed a returning player deal with the Memphis Hustle, affiliate of the Grizzlies. He is coming off a solid season for the South Bay Lakers, averaging 15.3 points and 6.9 assists. He also played well in the offseason, with 18.5 points and 5.2 assists for Guaynabo in the Puerto Rican league.
*Stats as of the end of play on Jan. 11.*