EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The Northern Arizona Suns made their way back to the court Sunday night, playing their lone preseason game of the 2017-18 campaign.
Alec Peters, on a Two-Way contract with the Phoenix Suns, showcased his strength against the South Bay Lakers, recording 27 points on 11-of-17 shooting and seven rebounds. Northern Arizona ended up losing the preseason contest 120-116 at the UCLA Health Training Center in El Segundo, California.
Peters was drafted in the second round (54th overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Known for his strong play inside, the 22-year-old had his outside game working as well, shooting 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. He led all scorers in the game.
All 13 Suns players who earned playing time scored, with four of them scoring in double figures.
Two returning players, Josh Gray and Shaquille Harrison, tallied 22 and 17 points, respectively. Gray added nine assists to his total in 34 minutes of action. Harrison finished with five rebounds and four assists.
Steven Green, who made the Suns’ training camp roster as a local tryout, also had a strong game, recording 10 points and six rebounds to round the double-digit scoring for the Suns.
Thomas Bryant led the way for the South Bay Lakers, recording 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting, eight rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes. Franklin Session added 17 points, and Los Angeles Lakers’ Two-Way player Vander Blue notched 15 points, four rebounds and three assists in 19 minutes.
This marked the second preseason game in Northern Arizona Suns history. They hosted the South Bay Lakers, then the Los Angeles D-Fenders, last year.
The Suns will turn their attention now to the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario, who will come to the Prescott Valley Event Center on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. for Northern Arizona’s home opener.
Season tickets are now on sale for the Northern Arizona Suns’ second year in the NBA G League. Visit nazsuns.com/memberships to view available full or half season membership options at the Prescott Valley Event Center. Season tickets start at just $192 and come with a plethora of benefits, including first right of refusal for playoff tickets and exclusive events with the team.