With the G League switching its All-Star format to the first ever G League International Challenge, the league decided to recognize its top performers in a different manner this season, by naming players to the Midseason All-NBA G League Team.
On Friday, San Antonio and Austin Spurs forward Darrun Hilliard was named to the Western Conference team.
The 24-year-old Hilliard has appeared in 27 games with the Austin Spurs, starting 24 of them. He’s averaging 21.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 29.3 minutes per game, but he’s also currently making a solid impact in San Antonio as well.
Two-way players can spend up to 45 days in the NBA with the parent club, but despite only playing in 11 games for the Spurs, Hilliard has gotten a great amount of exposure in San Antonio.
“This league is all about opportunities to give some other guys a chance to step up,” Austin Spurs head coach Blake Ahearn told Spurs on Sixth a few months ago. “In that respect, you have to look at it like that…and the league is always changing, so you never know what’s going to happen, so you have to be prepared for it.”
Hilliard’s most recent appearance in San Antonio came last night against the Houston Rockets.
With the game in hand, the Villanova product hit the floor scoring four points in eight minutes, helping San Antonio cut the deficit to six. But the short-handed Spurs couldn’t complete the comeback, falling to Houston by a final score of 102-91.
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