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The now LA Lakers guard had significant milestones with South Bay before making the jump

By James Brown

The now LA Lakers guard had significant milestones with South Bay before making the jump

Before being signed by the LA Lakers for the playoffs, Shaquille Harrison had an outstanding campaign with the South Bay in the G-League

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Shaquille Harrison was playing with the South Bay Lakers in the G-League before making the jump to LA for the NBA playoffs.

Shaquille Harrison has been named to the 2022-23 NBA G League All-Defensive Team. In 32 regular season games (all starts) for South Bay this season, Harrison averaged 2.1 steals per game which tied for the third-best mark in the NBA G League.

Among league guards, Harrison finished second in defensive rebounds (165) and third in total blocks (29). Overall, the 29-year-old averaged 13.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 8.3 assists in 32.5 minutes for South Bay this season.

The 2022 Kia NBA G League Defensive Player of the Year has now been named to the NBA G League All-Defensive Team in back-to-back seasons. In 143 career NBA G League games (82 starts) suiting up for South Bay (2022-23), Delaware (2021-22), and Northern Arizona (2016-18), Harrison has averaged 11.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 1.8 steals in 29.7 minutes.

Shaquille Harrison debuted with the Lakers in Game 2 vs. the Warriors

After becoming part of the Lakers team roster, Harrison was able to play 9 minutes against the Warriors in the blown-out loss. Sadly he had zero scored points but got one rebound and one assist. 


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