NEW YORK, April 16, 2018 – NBA G League Most Valuable Player Lorenzo Brown of Raptors 905 headlines the 2017-18 All-NBA G League Teams, which were announced today along with the All-Rookie Team and the All-Defensive Team.
Brown, who averaged 18.8 points and 8.9 assists for Raptors 905, is joined on the All-NBA G League First Team by South Bay Lakers center Thomas Bryant, Santa Cruz Warriors guard Quinn Cook, Salt Lake City Stars forward Georges Niang and Texas Legends forward Jameel Warney. All five members of the First Team played in both the NBA and NBA G League during the 2017-18 season, with Brown, Cook and Niang as NBA two-way players Bryant as an assignee and Warney earning a GATORADE Call-Up.
The All-NBA G League Second Team features four NBA two-way players: guard Antonio Blakeney (Windy City Bulls/Chicago Bulls), guard Alex Caruso (South Bay Lakers/Los Angeles Lakers), forward Amile Jefferson (Iowa Wolves/Minnesota Timberwolves) and forward Johnathan Motley (Texas Legends/Dallas Mavericks). Forward Christian Wood of the Delaware Blue Coats rounds out the Second Team.
The Third Team is composed of Austin Spurs forward Jaron Blossomgame, Westchester Knicks guard Trey Burke, Westchester forward/center Luke Kornet, Fort Wayne Mad Ants guard Walter Lemon Jr. and Grand Rapids Drive center Landry Nnoko. Burke, who earned a GATORADE Call-Up this season with the New York Knicks, averaged 12.6 points, 4.6 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 35 NBA games.
In all, 12 players on the three 2017-18 All-NBA G League Teams played in the NBA this season, five of whom earned GATORADE Call-Ups to the NBA.
Blakeney, the 2017-18 NBA G League Rookie of the Year and the league’s top scorer (32.0 ppg), leads the 2017- 18 NBA G League All-Rookie Team. Joining him on the All-Rookie Team are South Bay’s Bryant, Westchester forward Nigel Hayes, Iowa’s Jefferson and Lakeland Magic guard Rodney Purvis.
Nnoko, the 2017-18 NBA G League Defensive Player of the Year, leads the 2017-18 NBA G League All- Defensive Team. Joining him on the All-Defensive Team are Maine Red Claws guard Kadeem Allen, Austin center Amida Brimah, Iowa’s Jefferson and Sioux Falls Skyforce guard Briante Weber. For Weber, this is his second consecutive selection to the All-Defensive Team.
The complete All-NBA G League, All-Rookie and All-Defensive Team results are below. The league’s 26 head coaches and general managers selected each team.
2017-18 ALL-NBA G LEAGUE TEAMS
Lorenzo Brown – Raptors 905^ Quinn Cook – Santa Cruz^ Jameel Warney – Texas* Thomas Bryant – South Bay#
Georges Niang – Salt Lake City*^
Antonio Blakeney – Windy City^ Alex Caruso – South Bay^ Amile Jefferson – Iowa*^ Johnathan Motley – Texas^ Christian Wood – Delaware
Trey Burke – Westchester* Walter Lemon Jr. – Fort Wayne* Landry Nnoko – Grand Rapids Jaron Blossomgame – Austin Luke Kornet – Westchester^
2017-18 NBA G LEAGUE ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
Antonio Blakeney – Windy City^ Thomas Bryant – South Bay# Nigel Hayes – Westchester* Rodney Purvis – Lakeland* Amile Jefferson – Iowa*^
2017-18 NBA G LEAGUE ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
Briante Weber – Sioux Falls* Kadeem Allen – Maine^ Amida Brimah – Austin Landry Nnoko – Grand Rapids Amile Jefferson – Iowa*^
*Earned GATORADE Call-Up this season
^NBA Two-Way Player