JD Davison was named to the NBA G-League Up Next Game in Indianapolis, Indiana at NBA All-Star Weekend. The game will take place on Sunday, February 18 at 1:30 ET.
Davison was voted in by a mix of fan voting and league selection. Twenty-eight players in total are selected and will be split into four teams. Two teams will play each other in the semi-finals and the winners will play in the championship game.
☘️ JD has been off the charts this season.— Maine Celtics (@MaineCeltics) January 29, 2024
Today, the @nbagleague announced that @jddavison10 has been named to the Up Next Game, taking place on Feb. 18 at NBA All-Star Weekend!
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Last year, players like Neemias Queta (scored 22 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and provided 5 assists), Scoot Henderson, Luka Garza, Charles Bassey, David Duke Jr., and Kenneth Lofton Jr. participated.
The 53rd pick in the 2022 NBA Draft has enjoyed a strong start to the season, featuring in 28 of Maine’s 29 games. The Alabama product is averaging 21.8 points, 8.8 assists, 5 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per game. Passing has been one of Davison’s strengths and is currently fifth in the league in that category.
Davison signed a two-way deal with the Celtics this past summer and is a key player with Maine. Davison is shooting 34.8% from deep and 46% from the field.
Maine has been beneficial for Davison, who came into the league as an athletic guard who excelled in transition. In Maine, Davison continues to show his ability to use his athleticism to get to the rim and be a playmaker for others.
This game provides another opportunity for Davison to showcase his talents against the best G League and two-way players in the league.