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Craig Randall II named G League Player of the Week

Greensboro Swarm v Long Island Nets Photo by Evan Yu/NBAE via Getty Images

Long Island Nets guard Craig Randall II has been named NBA G League Player of the Week for games played Wednesday, January through Sunday, January 9, the league announced.

Randall, who earned a spot on the Nets roster after participating in a local tryout for the team in 2021, started his week off by pouring in 40 points in Long Island’s 111-107 win over the College Park Skyhawks in the regular season opener on Jan 5.

He followed that performance with a career-high 44 points against the Greensboro Swarm on January 7. Randall led the G League in scoring (35.3 ppg) through the first week of regular season play. Randall and the Nets host the Wisconsin Herd on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

Per Marc Stein, “The last known player to go from a local tryout to Player of the Week status was Josh Gray with the now-defunct Northern Arizona Suns. Gray landed with the G League Suns in 2016-17 and earned POTW honors one season later.” Gray of course is now a teammate of Randall’s on Long Island.

Watch his top plays of the week here.