Former Arizona Wildcats long-range shooter Gabe York conjured memories of when he made nine 3-pointers against Stanford nine months ago when he made 10 last night for Erie (Pa.) of the D-League.
York, signed last month by the Orlando Magic affiliate after a short stint in Italy, scored 38 points in Erie’s 118-99 win over the Los Angeles D-Fenders. His 10 3-pointers broke Erie’s previous record of nine, set by Tyler Harvey last December.
“Coach (Bill Peterson) always talks about having a warrior mentality,” York told reporters after the game. “He preaches that day in and day out.”
York had nine 3-pointers in his last game at McKale Center against Stanford and he said he once made 13 or 14 during an AAU game, but nothing like last night as a pro in his brief career to this point.
“I started out obviously shooting the ball really well, and my teammates got me the ball,” York said. “Coach saw I knocked down two or three threes in the first quarter and he started running plays for me. So give a lot of credit to coach for getting me the ball in the perfect situations. I was blessed to hit a lot of shots tonight.”
Man of the hour after propelling the BayHawks to a 118-99 victory pic.twitter.com/veKmuXoicS
— Erie BayHawks (@ErieBayHawks) December 16, 2016
Here’s a look back at York’s performance against Stanford:
Stanley Johnson’s recent one-game assignment from Detroit to Grand Rapids of the D-League resulted in him scoring 26 points, a display to let the Pistons know he belongs in the NBA. He just has to work out his relationship with coach Stan Van Gundy. He’s too much of a talent to let his ego get in the way.
Nick Johnson is 12 games into his career in Germany, playing for FC Bayern Muenchen, and he seems to be enjoying himself there judging from his Instagram posts. He is averaging 11.6 points a game for Muenchen.
One of his latest updates includes the recent opportunity to play against Kyle Fogg, who he calls his “big brother” in terms of their Arizona background. Fogg is excelling with Spain’s Unicaja Malaga, averaging 13.1 points a game.
They played against each other Nov. 30 in a Euro Cup game won by Muenchen 72-69 behind Johnson’s 20 points on his 6-of-10 shooting, including 3-of-5 from 3-point range. Fogg finished with 12.
Johnson was a freshman at Arizona in 2011-12 when Fogg was a senior.
The following are updated stats of Arizona’s 25 players in professional basketball. This list does not include players who transferred from Arizona to another college program such as Daniel Bejarano (Ukraine), Angelo Chol (Portugal) and Lamont Jones (Montenegro).
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