Timberwolves’ Luka Garza named MVP of G League Next Up Game
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Luka Garza on Sunday was named MVP of the NBA G League Next Up game at All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The game featured 24 of the top players in the G League, 10 of which were voted on by fans. The two players that received the most fan votes — Garza and Scoot Henderson — were named captains of the teams and were tasked with drafting their rosters.
Garza, who is signed to a two-way contract, scored 23 points, eight rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes to lead Team Luka to the 178-162 win over Team Scoot. Henderson finished with 19 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals in 26 minutes.
Give it up for your MVP of the #GLeagueNextUpGame Luka Garza! 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/mtql0TH1zW
— NBA G League (@nbagleague) February 19, 2023
The high-scoring exhibition offered plenty of players contributing at a high level and featured several selections from the NBA Rising Stars game on Friday, including Kenneth Lofton Jr. (11 points, eight rebounds), Leonard Miller (19 points, eight rebounds) and Scotty Pippen Jr. (11 points).
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