Friday, January 8, 2016

Putney puts on a show. Day two of D-League Showcase

Putney scored 38 Thursday.
Raphiael Putney dazzled in the opening game of day two at the 2016 NBA D-League Showcase. In front of NBA and international scouts, and children from local elementary schools, Putney scored 38 points (14-22 FG, 6-11 3-pt., 4-5 FT), and grabbed 18 rebounds in a win for his team, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. The Vipers beat the Fort Wayne Mad Ants 111-99. 

Putney is a 6'10", 185 lb. forward from Massachusetts. He played a limited role on the Vipers last season but has emerged as a starter that plays heavy minutes in 2015-16. Putney went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft. He is 25 years old.  

Each day of the Showcase, we list a 12-man roster of the most efficient players. This is done mostly to help ingrain each name in my own memory and help me further my feel for the individuals' games.

The Hoop Obsession All D League Showcase Team for Day Two (Jan. 7, 2015)  

Starting Five: (Click on name to see highlights if available)

Xavier Mumford - Bakersfield 
Manny Harris - Texas 
Raphiael Putney - Rio Grande Valley
Jarnell Stokes - Sioux Falls
Michael Eric - Texas - 14 points (6-9 FG), 6 rebounds, 3 blocked shots in 24 minutes.

Reserves:

Terry Rozier - Maine
Allen Durham - Texas
Coty Clarke - Maine
Chris Walker - Rio Grande Valley
Greg Smith - 905
Brandon Ashley - Texas
Askia Booker - Bakersfield

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