Sevens Shawn Long Named To NBA D-League All Star Game

The NBA D-League All Stars were announced Monday and one Delaware 87er earned that honor. The lucky honor went to Center Shawn Long, which is not surprising because he is averaging a double-double on the season. Long is averaging 20.6 points, 11.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.4 blocks per game this season. The double-double machine is ranked 3rd in rebounding, 11th in scoring and 12th in blocking average. The Louisiana Lafayette alum had his best game on January 6th, where scored a career high 45 points and 14 rebounds in a win vs Erie BayHawks. The week before the Christmas break, … Continue reading Sevens Shawn Long Named To NBA D-League All Star Game

Delaware 87ers Player Profile: Shawn Long

Born: 1/29/93 Height: 6-9 Weight: 248 lbs Position: Center College: Louisiana-Lafayette Began his playing days at Morgan City High School, where he averaged 21.4 points, 15.2 rebounds and 9.1 blocks as a senior. Long was named District MVP and defensive player of the year. The Morgan City Native also was named to multiple all-district teams in high school. Long was enrolled at Mississippi state but did not see any playing time, thus he transferred to Louisiana-Lafayette where he averaged 29.8 minutes, 50 FG %, 10.72 rebounds per game. Awards & Accomplishes at Louisiana-Lafayette: Sun Belt Freshman of the Year (2013) Second-team All-Sun Belt (2013) 3× … Continue reading Delaware 87ers Player Profile: Shawn Long

87ers Shawn Long Named NBA D-League’s Performer Of The Week

The Big man from the Ragin’ Cajuns ( Louisiana-Lafayette) was named NBA D-League Performer Of The Week. Shawn Long was on an absolute tear during the week of January 2nd through the 9th that won him the honor. Long led the Delaware 87ers to a 3-1 record, while averaging 24.5 points per game, 53.5 percent shooting from the field and led the league with 13.5 rebounds. The center for the Sevens has been on double-double streak lately and had four straight double-double during the week. The Sevens big man biggest game was on January 6th, Star Wars night for Delaware and Long was feeling … Continue reading 87ers Shawn Long Named NBA D-League’s Performer Of The Week