PASCAL SIAKAM NAMED NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK

By Raptors 905 | March 20, 2017

The NBA Development League announced Monday that Pascal Siakam has been selected Performer of the Week for games played March 13-19.  He is the first Raptors 905 player to receive the honour this season.  

 Siakam, on assignment from the Toronto Raptors, helped guide the 905 to a 3-0 record for the week in which the team clinched the Central Division and Eastern Conference title for the 2017 NBA D-League Playoffs.  He averaged 18.0 points (shooting 56.4 percent), 8.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.3 steal and 1.3 blocked shots.

Siakam began the week scoring a season-high 20 points in a 116-87 victory over the Austin Spurs at Air Canada Centre.  He included nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in the effort. Siakam scored 18 points while recording seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks Saturday afternoon versus the Long Island Nets.  He closed the week with a 16-point, eight-rebound effort the following night against the Nets. 

The Cameroon native has played in four games this season with Raptors 905, averaging 17.3 points (on 50.9 percent shooting), 9.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.0 block.  In 52 games (38 starts) with Toronto, Siakam is averaging 4.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. 

Raptors 905 guard Brady Heslip was also considered for the honour this week.  The 905 return to action Wednesday night when they visit the Grand Rapids Drive, tip-off is at 7:00 p.m.