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Gabe Vincent Named 2019-20 NBA G League Most Improved Player

On June 22, it was announced that Gabe Vincent had been named the 2019-20 NBA G League Most Improved Player. The Sioux Falls Skyforce guard won the award as a way of a vote by the league’s 28 head coaches and general managers.

Over the past season the 24-year-old averaged 20.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.3 assists, in 31 contests. He led the league in 3-pointers per game (4.2), whilst converting at a 40.3% clip.

In the 2018/19 season, Vincent was with the Stockton Kings. Averaging 8.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.6 assists, in 24 games.

Vincent represented the Kings in the first 20 games of the 2019/20 G League season. Before moving to the Skyforce for the remaining 11 games, where he signed a two-way contract on January 8 with the Miami Heat.

At the time of acquiring Vincent, the Skyforce were 10-13. They then went 9-2 for the remainder of the season, finishing with a final record of 22-20. Which was good for a 6th place finish in the Eastern Conference.

The two-way guard’s impact on the Skyforce was clear to see. He scored 30+ points on 6 occasions throughout the season. Rewinding back to the month of December, with Stockton, he averaged 24.9 points on 49.1% shooting. Three of those 30+ point performances occurred in that period.

On December 17, he recorded a career-high 35 points against the South Bay Lakers. Four days later, he matched that outburst, scoring 35 points against the Canton Charge. In each game Vincent drained nine 3-pointers.

Paul Watson of the Raptors 905 and Mychal Mulder of the Santa Cruz Warriors finished second and third in voting for the award, respectively.


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