Three Rising Stars for the Atlanta Hawks

Lately, the Hawks have been signing a few players from the NBA’s G-League. Andrew White, Jaylen Morris, and Damion Lee. We have also signed Antonius Cleveland but he hasn’t made his debut just yet. Hawks fans are quite impressed with the play of Andrew White III, Jaylen Morris, and Damion Lee. All young players who have shown that they have potential in this league.

Andrew White III:

Andrew White III

Andrew White III is on a two-way contract with the Atlanta Hawks. With his time here he has shown some flashes of his potential as a player. He’s averaging 5.4 points per game and it seems like he could be a threat from three-point range. He has shown that he is capable of making an NBA roster in the future, and could become a good piece off the bench as he continues to develop as a player. https://youtu.be/nT-PendQvVA

Jaylen Morris:

Jaylen Morris is now on his second 10-day contract. The impressive thing about Jaylen Morris is that he came from a Division 2 school in Molloy College, tried out for Erie BayHawks, made the team for the BayHawks and now currently on the Atlanta Hawks roster! Since his debut, he has averaged 4.7 points per game. Unfortunately, on March 11th he was diagnosed with a left ankle sprain and is expected to miss at least two weeks. Hopefully, Atlanta can sign him to another 10-day contract once he returns, as he has been quite impressive, as well. https://youtu.be/eOm1TOYZf3U

Damion Lee:

Damion Lee is also on a 10-day contract for the Atlanta Hawks. In his NBA debut, he had himself a game, scoring 13 points while also grabbing 4 rebounds and dishing out 2 assists in just 17 minutes. He followed that game up with another impressive game, scoring 14 points in 26 minutes. He will probably see the most playing time among the 3 players here, especially with Kent Bazemore’s injury. (Side note: Damion Lee is the soon to be brother in law of Stephen Curry.) https://youtu.be/Y1NYH9Xzd-w

A few things all three of these players have in common is that they are all young pieces that could possibly be added to a rebuilding team. They all have proven themselves that they have a legit potential to compete on the NBA Level. As the season winds down look to see how Coach Bud will give them decent minutes to get a good feel for the game. These players have a great opportunity to showcase themselves in front of the Hawks management and fans. Let’s hope for the best for them!

 By Ryan Thurman @StrokeGame24

 

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