There are 12 former Florida Gator basketball players in the NBA and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Corey Brewer continues to come into his own. Brewer scored a season-high 22 points against Chandler Parsons’ Houston Rockets last Saturday night. Here’s how all of them fared this week:
Bradley Beal (2011-2012), Washington Wizards
Beal played Friday and Saturday before being sidelined the rest of the week with a stress injury in his right leg. He will be out at least two weeks. Beal averaged 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4 assists this week before the injury. He leads the Wizards in points per game at 20.6.
Matt Bonner (1999-2003), San Antonio Spurs
Bonner played in all four games for the Spurs, coming off the bench. His most minutes came Saturday against the Cleveland Cavaliers when he played 20. Bonner averaged 3.25 points on 60% (3-5) three-point field goal shooting. Bonner’s San Antonio Spurs play the Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, and Minnesota Timberwolves this week. All three teams feature a former Gator.
Corey Brewer (2004-2007), Minnesota Timberwolves
Brewer put up a season-high 22 points against the Houston Rockets as he continues to find a niche with the Timberwolves. He scored in double-digits three out of four games this week, averaging 15.5 points. Brewer’s started every game this season for the ‘Wolves. The Minnesota Timberwolves face the Dallas Mavericks, Oklahoma City Thunder, and San Antonio Spurs this week.
Nick Calathes (2007-2009), Memphis Grizzlies
Calathes played 14 and 15 minutes in games this week, scoring four points in each game and had seven assists versus the Boston Celtics Wednesday. So far he’s played in nine out of 15 games this season.
Mike Miller (1998-2000), Memphis Grizzles
Miller scored eight points and three rebounds twice this past week for Memphis. Miller has come off the bench in all 15 games averaging 23.1 minutes. He continues to hit threes, making 50% this week and 46.2% on the season.
Calathes and Miller’s Memphis Grizzlies play the Brooklyn Nets and Phoenix Suns this week.
Udonis Haslem (1998-2002), Miami Heat
Haslem did not play this past week with back spasms. He’s considered day-to-day. The Miami Heat play the Toronto Raptors, Charlotte Bobcats, and Detroit Pistons this week.
Al Horford (2004-2007), Atlanta Hawks
Horford’s averaging 16 points in four games this week, along with 7.8 rebounds. He had a double-double against the Detroit Pistons Friday scoring 17 and 11. Horford leads the Hawks in rebounds at 8.1 rpg and blocks at 1.9 bpg and is second on the team in scoring at 17.3 ppg. Horford’s Atlanta Hawks play the Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs, and Los Angeles Clippers this week.
David Lee (2001-2005), Golden State Warriors
Lee’s started all 15 games for Golden State this season. Over the past week, he’s averaging a double-double with 18.8 points and 11 rebounds. He’s also averaged 2.8 asssists.
Marreese Speights (2006-2008), Golden State Warriors
Speights played in all four games the Warriors had this past week, 3.3 points and 2.8 rebounds in just 9.5 minutes per game.
Lee and Speights’ Warriors go to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Sacramento Kings before heading home to take on the Toronto Raptors.
Erik Murphy (2009-2013), Chicago Bulls
Murphy played in two out of the Bulls four games this past week, notching only one rebound for his stat line.
Joakim Noah (2004-2007), Chicago Bulls
Noah had a double-double Monday night scoring 10 with 13 rebounds. Over the week, he averaged 9.5 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists per game.
Murphy and Noah’s Bulls play the Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Pelicans, and Miami Heat this week.
Chandler Parsons (2007-2011), Houston Rockets
Averaging 37 minutes per game this past week, Parsons has averaged 15 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3 assists. He’s the Rockets third leading scorer at 16.7 ppg. Parson’s Houston Rockets play the Brooklyn Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, and Phoenix Suns this week.
Three of San Antonio’ s games this week will feature a former Florida Gator on the other side. The Matt Bonner’s Spurs will play Chandler Parson’s Rockets Saturday, Al Horford’s Atlanta Hawks Monday, and Corey Brewer’s Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday. There will be plenty of former Florida players so enjoy Gator fans!
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