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  • Shamorie Ponds: Dishes out nine dimes

    Ponds recorded 10 points (3-12 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, nine assists, three steals and two blocks in 27 minutes during Tuesday's G League loss to Rio Grande Valley.

    Ponds wasn't very efficient from the floor during Game 1 of the G League Finals, but he still scored in double figures while coming within an assist of a double-double. Although Ponds saw decreased usage earlier in the postseason, it was encouraging to see him log more playing time against the Vipers on Tuesday.

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  • Shamorie Ponds: Plays 10 minutes in depth role

    Ponds logged five points (2-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists and a block in 10 minutes during Friday's G League win over the Cruise.

    Ponds was a productive bench player for the Blue Coats for most of the second half of March, but he's seen his role diminish since the start of the G League playoffs. He'll attempt to carve out a larger role Sunday against Raptors 905.

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  • Shamorie Ponds: Posts 11 points off bench

    Ponds compiled 11 points (5-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-4 FT), three rebounds, three assists and a block in 21 minutes during Tuesday's G League loss to the Cruise.

    Ponds came off the bench once again Tuesday, but he scored in double figures for a fourth consecutive game while shooting 50 percent from the floor. He's now averaging 13.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 24.7 minutes per game this year.

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  • Shamorie Ponds: Paces Blue Coats in scoring

    Ponds recorded 27 points (12-18 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 1-3 FT), three rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block in 30 minutes during Wednesday's G League loss to the Go-Go.

    Ponds drew the start in Wednesday's matchup, and he had plenty of looks from the floor en route to a team-high 27 points. Across 10 appearances in March, he's averaged 14.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 23.3 minutes per game.

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  • Shamorie Ponds: Scores 23 off bench

    Ponds generated 23 points (9-15 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block in 24 minutes during Tuesday's G League win over Cleveland.

    Ponds came off the bench once again Tuesday, but he posted his highest scoring total since Jan. 9 during the victory. The 23-year-old has had some inconsistent results in the G League this year but has now scored in double figures in four of his last five appearances.

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  • Shamorie Ponds: Well-rounded performer off bench

    Ponds compiled 10 points (4-11 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 29 minutes during Saturday's G League win over Westchester.

    Ponds saw an uptick in playing time Saturday since the Blue Coats had a comfortable lead throughout the game, and he scored in double figures after being held below 10 points in each of his last two appearances. He's now averaging 12.4 points, 5.0 assists and 4.4 rebounds in 26.2 minutes per game this season.

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  • Shamorie Ponds: Scores 13 off bench

    Ponds totaled 13 points (6-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt), five rebounds, three assists and a steal in 24 minutes during Thursday's G League win over Windy City.

    Ponds was held to just seven points in Saturday's loss to Raptors 905, but he bounced back by shooting 75 percent from the floor against Windy City. He's now averaging 13.5 points, 5.3 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 27.4 minutes per game this season.

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  • Shamorie Ponds: Posts double-double off bench

    Ponds logged 16 points (6-12 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 11 assists, five rebounds and a steal in 28 minutes during Thursday's G League win over the Swarm.

    Ponds came off the bench once again Thursday, but he played a considerable role for the Blue Coats in the double-overtime victory. The 23-year-old has had somewhat inconsistent production during the regular season but has now scored 15-plus points in three of the last four games.

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  • Shamorie Ponds: Dishes out seven dimes

    Ponds recorded 16 points (6-12 FG, 4-9 3Pt), seven assists, five rebounds and a steal in Thursday's G League win over the Swarm.

    Ponds joined the starting lineup Thursday and put up the second-highest scoring total on the team during the comfortable win. It's not yet clear whether his starting role will continue, but he's been productive on a consistent basis early in the regular season.

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  • Shamorie Ponds: Productive off bench

    Ponds recorded 15 points (5-11 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six assists, five rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes during Monday's G League win over the Gold.

    Although Ponds came off the bench in Monday's victory, he had plenty of playing time and put together a well-rounded stat line against Grand Rapids. The 23-year-old has appeared in three games to begin the G League regular season and has averaged 23.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 34.9 minutes per contest.

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  • Shamorie Ponds: Drops 30 points in loss

    Ponds tallied 30 points (11-23 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds, five assists and two steals in 42 minutes during Wednesday's G League loss to the Herd.

    Ponds joined the starting lineup in the first game of the G League regular season, and he saw plenty of playing time in the 2OT loss. Although he could revert to a bench role once the Blue Coats return to full strength, he saw considerable playing time off the bench during the G League showcase.

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  • Shamorie Ponds: Well-rounded production off bench

    Ponds generated seven points (3-9 FG, 1-6 3Pt), eight rebounds, eight assists and five steals in 27 minutes during Saturday's G League win over Capital City.

    Ponds shot just 33.3 percent from the floor in Saturday's victory, but he led the team in assists while posting solid results in several areas. He's played at least 22 minutes in each of the first 10 games of the season and has had plenty involvement for Delaware.

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  • Shamorie Ponds: Dishes out 10 dimes

    Ponds totaled four points (2-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT), seven rebounds, 10 assists and four steals in 30 minutes during Saturday's G League win over Raptors 905.

    Ponds shot just 22.2 percent from the floor in Saturday's matchup after he dropped a season-high 28 points in his last appearance. However, he led the team in assists during the blowout win.

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  • Shamorie Ponds: Effective off bench

    Ponds tallied eight points (3-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds and five assists in 24 minutes during Friday's G League win over College Park.

    Ponds has had consistent playing time early in the season, but Friday's matchup marked the first time he scored in double figures this year. Across his first four G League appearances this season, the 23-year-old has averaged 12.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 24.9 minutes per game.

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  • Shamorie Ponds: Scores 15 against Long Island

    Ponds recorded 15 points (5-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 29 minutes during Saturday's G League win over Long Island.

    Ponds wasn't very efficient from the floor in Saturday's regular-season opener after he was selected by Delaware with the first overall pick in the 2021 G League Draft. He led the team in turnovers but was one of four players to score at least 15 points for the Blue Coats.

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  • Shamorie Ponds: Goes No. 1 in G League Draft

    Ponds was selected first overall by Delaware in the 2021 G League Draft.

    Ponds returns to the U.S. after playing overseas in Italy last year, but the team withdrew and he didn't end up playing. He's back in the U.S. looking to make a mark after seeing some time with the Raptors briefly in 2019, averaging 2.3 points in 2.8 minutes over four appearances. He also appeared in 18 games back in the 2019-20 G League campaign, averaging 14.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists over 28.1 minutes per contest.

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  • Shamorie Ponds: Finds work overseas

    Ponds agreed to a one-year contract Wednesday with Italian club Virtus Roma, Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.com reports.

    The undrafted rookie out of St. John's opened the season as a two-way player for the Raptors, appearing in four games at the NBA level before he was released in mid-January. Rather than trying to find an opportunity in the G League, Ponds will head overseas for what's presumably a more lucrative opportunity in Italy. His deal will expire in the summer, so Ponds could return to North America at that time with the hope of getting another look from NBA teams.

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  • Shamorie Ponds: Loses two-way spot

    The Raptors waived Ponds on Wednesday.

    A high-volume scorer during his college days at St. John's, Ponds went undrafted last June but was able to earn a two-way spot for the Raptors late in the preseason after an abbreviated stint with the Rockets. Ponds went on to play in only four games at the NBA level and didn't make enough of an impression during his extended action in G League. Over his 18 appearances with the Raptors 905, Ponds averaged 14.4 points and a 3.3:1.7 assist-to-turnover ratio while shooting just 41.6 percent from the field and 25.2 percent from distance.

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  • Raptors' Shamorie Ponds: Rejoins Toronto

    The Raptors list Ponds as available for Tuesday's game against the Trail Blazers, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.

    As one of the Raptors' two-way players, Ponds is limited to just 45 days at the NBA level this season. Since Fred VanVleet (hamstring) is sitting out Tuesday, Toronto likely viewed it as an optimal time to bring Ponds aboard as a depth option in the backcourt. Ponds has only made four appearances for the Raptors this season, averaging just 2.8 minutes.

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  • Raptors' Shamorie Ponds: Leads squad with 21 points

    Ponds posted 21 points (8-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and six assists in Saturday's G League win over Grand Rapids.

    This was Ponds' first game back in the G League after a short stint with the big club. He posted five points in two minutes of action. The 21-year-old continues to be quite productive in the G League, as he's hit 42.4 percent of field goals this year and averaged 14.3 points per game.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 175 lbs
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Age: 23