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Tigers in the NBA
Tigers in the NBA
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Published: December 09, 2015, 12:00 AM (CT)
Updated: December 09, 2015, 02:17 PM (CT)
by Alissa Cavaretta, Student Assistant SID


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Through games of Sunday, Dec. 6

Four former LSU players are averaging double figure minutes for their respective teams as the NBA season nears the one-quarter mark of its 82-game schedule.

Brandon Bass, Garrett Temple, Marcus Thornton and Johnny O'Bryant III have all been involved in the action, while Jarell Martin of the Memphis Grizzlies awaits his turn to get on the court after suffering a foot injury early in preseason workouts. Jordan Mickey continues to rotate between the Boston Celtics and the NBA D-League team in Maine, but he is having a strong campaign while getting plenty of practice reps for the Maine franchise.

Here are the summaries of the former LSU NBA players to date:

Brandon Bass – Los Angeles Lakers – In his first year with the Lakers, Bass has appeared in 19 games, averaging 16.3 minutes a contest. He has posted numbers of 5.6 points and 4.4 rebounds a game.

Johnny O'Bryant III – Milwaukee Bucks – He has also seen action in 19 games while averaging 15.7 minutes a contest. He is shooting 45 percent from the field and averaging 3.8 points and 3.0 rebounds.

Garrett Temple – Washington Wizards – Temple has 16 appearances but is averaging 16.8 minutes a contest with numbers of 4.8 points and 2.3 assists a contest.

Marcus Thornton – Houston Rockets – The first-year Rocket is off to a good start in 19 games averaging 21.2 minutes per game. He is hitting 41 percent of his field goal attempts, 34 percent from the arc, and averaging 10.2 points per game, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists.

In the D-League for Maine, Mickey in nine games is averaging 34.8 minutes and 19.4 points, 11.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 4.3 blocks a contest. Another former Tiger, guard Andre Stringer is doing some of the passing to Mickey as in eight games is he is averaging 5.9 points, 3.3 assists and 1.8 steals.


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