LONG ISLAND (March 11, 2019) – The NBA G League announced today that Brooklyn Nets two-way forward/center Alan Williams was named NBA G League Player of the Week for games played Monday, March 4, through Sunday, March 10. This marks the second NBA G League Player of the Week honor in Long Island Nets history, the first for Long Island this season and the first of Williams’ career.
Williams led Long Island to a 4-0 week, averaging 22.0 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.3 blocks in 28.6 minutes per game while shooting 47.0 percent (31-of-66) from the field and 89.3 percent (25-of-28) from the free throw line. The Phoenix native scored 20 or more points and led Long Island in scoring in three of the team’s four games. He also posted three double-doubles during the four-game stretch.
Williams began the week with a team-high 20 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a block versus Canton on March 4 and followed it with a game-high-tying 28 points, 12 rebounds, a career-high-tying five assists and a career-high-tying three blocks versus Fort Wayne on March 6. He then posted a team-high 21 points, 12 rebounds and two assists against Maine on March 8, as Long Island clinched its first playoff spot in franchise history with its 129-111 victory over the Red Claws. Williams rounded out the week with 19 points, a game-high 15 rebounds, two assists and a block in the LI Nets’ win over Iowa on March 10. Long Island is currently on a nine-game winning streak, which marks the longest active streak in the NBA G League and ties for the longest streak in the league this season.
In 37 games (all starts) for Long Island this season, Williams has averaged 20.2 points, 12.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 blocks in 27.3 minutes per contest. He is currently tied for second in the NBA G League in double-doubles (27), ranks fourth in the league in rebounds per game and is 10th in the league in points per game. The 26-year-old has also appeared in three games for the Brooklyn Nets this season, recording averages of 3.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 5.6 minutes per game.