Drew II the Distributor Stands Out in Second Skyforce Season
The top 30 list called the Prospect Watch does not contain his name, but for an NBA team looking for a steady hand to run an offense, Sioux Falls Skyforce guard Larry Drew II might fit the bill.
Drew II’s game has evolved as his second professional season is well underway. It can be described as scoring when needed, consistently finding the open man and pesky perimeter defense.
The dealing is the most pronounced improvement in Drew II’s profile as he is averaging a double-double in points and assists through 13 NBADL games. His 10.1 assists per game and his 3.38 assist to turnover ratio are both third in the league. Already this season the former NCAA champ has logged 5 double-doubles in points and assists after only 6 in the entire year last year. Witness one of the impressive performances against the Los Angeles D-Fenders earlier this year above.
Even the 26-year franchise history list is taking notice to Drew II’s exploits. A career mark of 418 and counting currently lands him at number 8 all time. If the current pace is kept, within the next 6 games the former UCLA guard will become number 5.
The current list reads as follows:
1. Randy Livingston 1,245
2. Cedric Hunter 1,134
3. David Bailey 1,127
4. Darryl McDonald 701
5. Darrick Martin 477
6. Corey Gaines 424
7. Stevin Smith 424
8. Larry Drew II 418
9. Victor Page 403
10. Corey Beck 397
As he continues to chase an NBA dream, this coach’s son is among some pretty heady company.
The Skyforce will face the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in their traditional Christmas Day clash at the Sanford Pentagon. It will come on the heels of a record setting performance against the Texas Legends.