Five TBT 2019 players selected in G-League Draft

 

By: Josh Brown | @josh_brown31


A handful of TBT 2019 players found new homes on Saturday night

From first-year players to tournament mainstays, Saturday night's G-League Draft saw a handful of TBT 2019 stars take a step closer to the NBA. Let's check in and see where some familiar faces landed.

Round 1, Pick 22 - Kerwin Roach (Ram Nation), Rio Grande Valley Vipers

It was a shorter-than-expected stay for Roach and Ram Nation in Richmond last summer, but it's not hard to see why the former University of Texas standout was a first round pick. Despite playing on a VCU alumni team, Roach immediately fit in and made an impact. In the team's lone game against Team DRC, the shooting guard finished with 9 points and 4 rebounds, while also shooting 80 percent from the field.

 

Round 2, Pick 15 - Jordan Brangers (Florida TNT), Santa Cruz Warriors

Despite playing on a guard heavy Florida TNT squad, Brangers found a way to make his presence known. In the team's opening round win over the PrimeTime Players in Greensboro, Brangers finished with 7 points and a steal in just over 12 minutes of action. The Radcliff, Kentucky native is entering his second pro season after a standout JUCO career at South Plains College.

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Round 2, Pick 18 - Terrence Drisdom (Team Utah), Delaware Blue Coats

He's never played college or pro ball for a team located in the Beehive State, but Terrence Drisdom has quietly become the most consistent player in Team Utah's four-year history. Originally recruited to the team in 2016 by his brother and former University of Utah star Tim Drisdom, the former Cal Poly Pomona standout scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the team's lone game against Eberlein Drive last summer. Those stats are far from an outleir. In TBT 2017, Drisdom averaged 21 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game.  The summer prior he helped lead Team Utah to the Quarterfinals behind his 11.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Expect that production to continue in Delaware this season.

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Round 2, Pick 21 - Asauhn Dixon-Tatum (Southern Gentlemen), Memphis Hustle

After playing for Trained To Go in TBT 2016 and 2017, Dixon-Tatum made the jump to the closely related Southern Gentlemen last summer. The new uniform seemed to pay dividends for the Auburn alum. Dixon-Tatum had by far the two best games of his TBT career, finishing with 18 points and 3 rebounds against the Broad Street Brawlers and 11 points and 8 rebounds against the Memphis Regional Champion Jackson TN UnderDawgs. The seven-footer is entering his sixth season in the G-League.

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Round 4, Pick 14 - Jordan Adams (Sons of Westwood), Windy City Bulls

Jordan Adams' amazing basketball comeback will continue just outside of Chicago this season. Since January 2016, the former UCLA star has appeared in just two G-League and a handful of Summer League games, largely due to a right knee injnury. Despite this, he's used TBT to show the world he can still ball with anybody. In 2018, Adams led Sons of Westwood to the Super 16 behind his 22.3 points, 6 rebounds, and 2.3 steals per game. It was an early exit for the UCLA alumni squad last summer, but Adams put on one of the best performances in TBT, logging 37 points and 6 rebounds in the team's lone game against the L.A. Cheaters. Expect a lot of the same from Adams in red and white this season.