Frank Mason, Jaylen Adams and Rayjon Tucker Named to the Eastern Conference Midseason All-NBA G League Team
OSHKOSH, Wis - Wisconsin Herd guards Frank Mason and Jaylen Adams and current Utah Jazz guard Rayjon Tucker have been named to the Eastern Conference Midseason All-NBA G League Team, the league announced today.
As voted on by league coaches and general managers, the Midseason All-NBA G League teams features the top performers through the first half of the season. The midseason teams are separated by conference and are made up of 12 players each.
Mason, who serves as a Milwaukee Bucks Two-Way player, has appeared in 16 games (all starts) with the Herd this season and comprised averages of 24.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 31.4 minutes of action. He's garnered shooting percentages of 47.7% from the field and 44.8% from three. Mason has scored in double figures in each of his 16 games and has 14 20-point scoring efforts. He's tallied 20 or more points in nine straight contests and his 24.2 points per game ranks first amongst players who've appeared in at least half of their team's games.
In 28 games, Adams has averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 2.0 steals, while shooting 49.7% overall, 41.0% from the three-point line and 80.6% at the free throw line. Adams is one of six players who ranks in the top-20 in both scoring average and assists per game, and his 22.2 points per contest ranks third amongst all qualifiers. His 622 total points ranks fourth in the G League, and he's one of six players who've scored 600 or more points. This season, Adams has totaled 27 double figure scoring efforts, 18 20-point performances and three 30-point outings, which are all G League career highs. In addition, Adams was named Player of the Week on Jan. 27 and Player of the Month for January.
Before receiving an NBA call-up, Tucker started 16 games for the Herd and averaged 23.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists on 49.4% shooting. Tucker scored at least 20 points 12 times and had 30 or more points on five occasions. After scoring at least 35 points in three of his final four games with the Herd, Tucker signed with the Jazz on Dec. 24.
The Wisconsin Herd has had players on the Midseason All-NBA G League Team in each of its three seasons. Joel Bolomboy and Xavier Munford were named to the 2018 team, while Christian Wood received the honor in 2019 as a Bucks assignment player.
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