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Top Sam Merrill News

  • Sam Merrill: Goes for 30 points

    Merrill delivered 30 points (11-17 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 3-3 FT), two rebounds, three assists and three steals across 40 minutes in Wednesday's win over Greensboro.

    Merrill continues to make an impact on offense for the Charge and has been emerging as one of the team's top scoring threats with his impressive run of play in recent games. Merrill is averaging 19.7 points per game through seven regular-season contests.

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  • Sam Merrill: Explodes for 29 points

    Merrill delivered 29 points (10-20 FG, 8-15 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, an assist and two steals across 39 minutes in Saturday's win over Windy City.

    The first overall pick of the 2022 G League Draft had one of his best performances of the season and played a huge role as the Charge defeated the Bulls. Merrill is averaging 18.0 points per game while shooting an impressive 44 percent from three-point range.

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  • Sam Merrill: Scores 20 points Tuesday

    Merrill posted 20 points (8-17 FG, 4-10 3Pt), a rebound, five assists and four steals across 38 minutes in Tuesday's 99-97 win over Westchester.

    Sharife Cooper led the way for the Charge with 25 points, but Merrill was the only other player who scored at least 20 points in the win. The first overall pick of the 2022 G League Draft is averaging 14.5 points per game in his first two outings of the regular season, as he posted just nine points in the Jan. 2 win over Westchester.

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  • Sam Merrill: Scores 13 points in loss

    Merrill delivered 13 points (3-10 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, four steals and an assist across 39 minutes in Tuesday's loss to Windy City.

    The first overall pick of the 2022 G League Draft made all of his damage from beyond the arc, and he was mostly playing as a perimeter threat in this game. Merrill was far from efficient, but he hasn't had those issues so far in the G League, and there's a chance this was nothing but a subpar effort from him. He is shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 42.6 percent from three-point range on the season.

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  • Sam Merrill: Scores 11 off bench Wednesday

    Merrill had 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-6 3Pt), two assists and a steal across 20 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's win over the Mad Ants.

    Merrill was the first overall pick in the 2022 G League Draft, but he hasn't done too much for the Charge, and his contributions have been scarce. Even though he's started from time to time, Merril has been mainly coming off the bench, but he's been producing enough to believe he might be in line for a more significant role. He's averaging 15.1 points per game while shooting 42 percent from the field, but he needs to improve his long-range shooting since he's connecting on just 37.6 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc.

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  • Sam Merrill: Goes for 21 points Saturday

    Merrill recorded 21 points (7-16 FG, 6-13 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, three assists and a block across 34 minutes in Saturday's loss to Windy City.

    The former Utah State standout and first overall pick of the 2022 G League Draft has been one of the Charge's most important players on offense, especially as Sharife Cooper has been struggling in the last few outings. Merrill has had some consistency issues, but he's trending in the right direction and has scored at least 19 points in three of his last four appearances.

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  • Sam Merrill: Delivers 21 points in loss

    Merrill recorded 21 points (6-12 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 2-4 FT), four rebounds, two steals and an assist across 42 minutes in Tuesday's loss against the Mad Ants.

    The first overall pick in the 2022 G League Draft has had some up-and-down performances, but this was one of his best games of the current campaign. Merrill has now scored at least 15 points in four of his last six outings, but he's surpassed the 20-point mark just thrice all season long.

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  • Sam Merrill: Puts up 22 points Wednesday

    Merrill had 22 points (8-15 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six assists, two rebounds and a steal across 36 minutes in Wednesday's 112-103 win over the Herd.

    Merrill was an elite scorer at the college level with Utah State and averaged 22.5 points per game with the Hustle during the 2021-22 G League season, so the Charge are expecting big things from him -- hence, why they chose him with the first pick in the 2022 G League Draft. He didn't deliver his best performance in the season opener, but this game goes more in line with what can be expected out of him on a regular basis.

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  • Sam Merrill: Inefficient despite win

    Merrill recorded 12 points (3-9 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, four assists and a steal across 33 minutes in Friday's win over Motor City.

    Merrill was the first overall pick in the 2022 G League Draft, but he didn't have a good performance in the opener. His efficiency numbers should improve in the coming games, but at least he still posted decent figures in other categories, particularly as a passer.

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  • Sam Merrill: Selected first in G League Draft

    Merrill was chosen as the first overall pick in the 2022 G League Draft by the Charge.

    The former Utah State product spent time with the Kings in the preseason before being waived, and the fact that he was chosen with the first overall pick in this year's draft suggests the Charge see plenty of potential in him. He has spent time in the NBA in each of the last two seasons, playing for the Bucks in 2020-21 and the Grizzlies in 2021-22.

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  • Sam Merrill: Waived by Kings

    Merrill was waived by the Kings on Saturday, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.

    Merrill saw 26 preseason minutes, totaling 12 points, four rebounds and one assist. The sharpshooter may have to spend time in the G League to prove himself before he's ready for a consistent NBA role.

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  • Kings' Sam Merrill: Inks deal with Sacramento

    Merrill (ankle) and the Kings agreed to a contract Friday, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

    Merrill was waived by the Grizzlies in January after suffering an ankle injury that required surgery and would keep him out 3-4 months. Now presumably healthy, Merrill is expected to fight for a spot during training camp with the Kings. Since being drafted with the final pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, he's appeared in 36 games and has gone 28-for-70 (40.0) percent from three in his 291 minutes.

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  • Sam Merrill: Undergoing surgery, waived

    Merrill (ankle) will undergo surgery to address the ankle injury he's been dealing with, which will keep him out 3-4 months. As a result, he's been waived by the Grizzlies, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Merrill hasn't played since mid-November and had a relatively small role with the team. There's a chance he could play again in April, but that might be optimistic, and he may have to settle for a back-end roster spot or G League contract.

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  • Grizzlies' Sam Merrill: Remains out indefinitely

    Merrill (ankle) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers.

    Merrill has been sidelined for just under a month with a significant left ankle sprain, an injury he suffered in the closing seconds of a 120-108 win over the Clippers on Nov. 18. The Grizzlies haven't offered up a clear timeline for Merrill's return, so the second-year guard may be week-to-week rather than day-to-day at this stage.

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  • Grizzlies' Sam Merrill: Facing lengthy absence

    Merrill (ankle) is expected to remain out for a few weeks, Meghan Triplett of Grind City Media reports.

    Merrill had already been labeled as out for Monday's matchup against the Jazz, and he's set to miss at least another handful of games while on the mend. He hasn't made much of an impact with Memphis so far this season, appearing in six games and averaging 4.2 points and 1.2 rebounds in 9.5 minutes.

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  • Grizzlies' Sam Merrill: Out again Monday

    Merrill (ankle) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Jazz.

    Merrill will miss a second straight game as he battles a sprained left ankle. He's only appeared in six games thus far, so his absence won't have much of an impact on the rotation.

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  • Grizzlies' Sam Merrill: Out Saturday

    Merrill is out Saturday against the Timberwolves due to a left ankle sprain.

    Merrill is only a fringe part of the Grizzlies' rotation. His absence won't impact the team significantly.

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  • Grizzlies' Sam Merrill: Drops 25 in win

    Merrill recorded 25 points (10-15 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds and seven assists in Tuesday's 106-100 win over the Legends.

    Merrill was excellent in 32 minutes, leading his team in scoring to its second win of the season. The 6-foot-4 guard is averaging 22.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists through two games.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, UT
Age: 26
School: Utah St.
Experience: 2