Big Shot Boosts Skyforce in Exhibition plus Regular Season Roster Getting Firmer
The Sioux Falls Skyforce trimmed the roster one day after topping the Iowa Wolves in an exhibition contest. Regular season basketball is just days away for the NBA G League.
Fourteen players are with the ‘Force as the first game of the season is set for Saturday November 4 at the Memphis Hustle. There have been two subtractions and one addition since training camp opened on October 23.
Added was Matt Williams, Jr. the second Miami player on a two-way contract who had been with the Heat without appearing in a game so far this season. Williams joined the Skyforce late last week.
Subtracted were returning guard Stephen Croone (6-0, Furman) and Tre Burnette (6-5, South Dakota) who both appeared in the tune up game on Sunday in Des Moines. Croone was in three games last season and scored 4 points in 9 minutes against the Wolves. Burnette made both his free throws in 6 minutes off the bench and was drafted in the third round of the most recent NBA G League Draft.
Particulars from the game included an 18-point rally by the ‘Force that spanned the last two minutes of the second quarter all through the third stanza. The deciding basket came with 3.2 seconds left on a bomb by Derrick Walton, Jr. who finished with 17 points. High man was Erik McCree with 19 while Torrey Craig posted 17 points. Anthony Brown for the Wolves was top dog with 19 points.
Game one of the home slate will be on Monday November 6 against the Lakeland Magic, the affiliate of the Orlando Magic.