The NCAA tournament has everyone’s attention at the moment (and rightly so), but there were still some noteworthy performances by Zag alums over the past two weeks, as well as one former Bulldog being dealt at the NBA’s trade deadline.
Domantas Sabonis: Domas recorded two more triple doubles in the last two weeks, giving him six on the season, third most in the Eastern Conference. He tied a season high with 11 assists to go along with 18 points and 11 rebounds against Brooklyn, and also had a 22 point, 13 rebound, 10 assist effort against Phoenix.
Rui Hachimura: Rui has been on a hot streak, with four 20-point games in the last two weeks. He dropped a season high 29 points with 11 rebounds against Milwaukee, and is averaging 17.6 points, and 7.5 rebounds over his last eight games.
Brandon Clarke: Clarke had his second 20-point game of the season last week against Denver, finishing with exactly 20 points on 8-14 shooting, as well as blocking three shots. BC has been bringing the block party of late, also recording a career high five rejections in the Grizzlies’ last game against Oklahoma City. He has seven games this season with at least two blocks.
Kelly Olynyk: Yesterday was the NBA’s trading deadline, and Olynyk was the lone Zag to be dealt, heading to Houston in the Victor Oladipo trade. Olynyk is coming off back-to-back games of 18 and 17 points, respectively, and finished his Heat season with 10 points and 6 rebounds per game. The Rockets are his third NBA team, after stints with Boston and Miami.
Killian Tillie: Tillie got into two more games in the last two weeks, scoring in both. He had three rebounds and an early career high three blocks in six minutes against Golden State, and has gone 2-5 on three point attempts so far.
Nigel Williams-Goss: Nigel has been on a tear for Lokomotiv in the EuroCup playoffs, with scoring 66 points in the first two games of their quarterfinals matchup against Unics Kazan. He started the series with 31 points on 10-16 shooting, and followed that with 25 points in game two. Williams-Goss is averaging 17.8 points and 11 assists in eight games for Lokomotiv.
Kevin Pangos: Pangos had back-to-back 20-point games for Zenit last week, scoring 21 and 20, respectively, and shooting 10-19 from three in those games. He also had a season high 12 assists in his last game, and is leading Zenit in both scoring (12.6 ppg) and assists (6.3 apg) this season.
Silas Melson: Melson had a career game for Limburg last week, going for a career high 37 points. He shot 7-8 from three in the game, as well as recording four rebounds and three assists. Melson has been on a hot streak, as he scored 22 points in the game prior and leads Limburg with 16.3 points per game in 11 games this season.
Kyle Wiltjer: Wiltjer: Wiltjer had 21 points in each of Turk Telekom’s last two games, both wins. He shot a combined 8-17 from three in those games, and had seven rebounds and four assists in the first game.
Filip Petrusev: Petrusev’s Mega Soccerbet team has played just one game in the last two weeks, but Filip continued to play well, finishing with 22 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 blocks. He still leads the Adriatic League in scoring at 23.4 points per game, and is second in the league in both rebounding and blocks.
*Stats as of the end of play on March 25*