Former OKC Thunder two-way player Devon Hall and OKC Blue, point guard Abdul Gaddy have been selected to play in the Americup qualifiers.
Despite being down in the standings the OKC Blue is one of only three G-League teams with multiple players named to the Americup qualifiers. Point guard Abdul Gaddy and ex OKC Thunder two-way player Devon Hall.
Gaddy, who is second in the league in assists, deserves his shot at international glory. He is averaging 12.5 points, 8.9 assists, and 3.3 rebounds in 34.1 minutes. He is shooting the ball at an incredibly efficient clip, going at 48.4 percent from the floor, 45.4 percent from deep and 73.7 percent from the line.
His play is a huge reason the OKC Blue is still in contention for the playoffs. He is the only starter to play in all 35 games. Gaddy also has a league-high 20 assists in a single game for the season. His calm play style has led this youthful list despite a very fluid playing roster due to injury and call ups.
On the other hand, Devon Hall has delivered a bit of a roller coaster ride season. He signed to a two-way contract with the OKC Thunder. However, he failed to impress the Thunder coaching staff so he lost his two-way deal. Like the true professional he is, Hall put his head down and played hard for the OKC Blue.
Hall is averaging 14.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 3.9 assists in 24 games. He has struggled with his shot but it has come good lately shooting at 44.4 percent from the floor, 37.5 percent from deep and 86.4 percent from the line.
Both of these players are deserving of the call up to the national squad and it will give them an incredible experience.
This announcement comes in the same week as OKC Thunder point guard Chris Paul has been announced in the Olympic squad. Not a bad effort for a small market franchise!