Tremont Waters, Tacko Fall Receive All-NBA G League Honors

by Boston Celtics

PORTLAND, Maine – June 26, 2020 – The NBA G League announced today that Maine Red Claws Two-Way Players Tacko Fall and Tremont Waters have been named to All-NBA G League teams for the 2019-20 season.

Waters was named to the All-NBA G League Second Team, and was one of five players to be named to the NBA G League All-Rookie Team. Last week, Waters was named NBA G League Rookie of the Year.

Fall was named to the NBA G League All-Defensive Team, given to the top five defensive players in the league.

In 36 games with the Red Claws, Waters averaged 18.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.9 steals per game. Waters was also named NBA G League Player of the Month for November 2019 and twice received Player of the Week honors. Waters was also named to the Midseason All-NBA G League team, the league’s equivalent of an All-Star Team.

Fall played 29 games with Maine this season, averaging 12.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game. He ranked 3rd in the G League in blocked shots and 6th in rebounding for the 2019-20 season. Tacko’s 70.7% field goal percentage was 2nd in the league.

About the Maine Red Claws

2019-20 marks the eleventh season for the Maine Red Claws, and the first owned by the Boston Celtics. The Celtics have been the Red Claws’ NBA Affiliate since the team’s inaugural campaign during the 2009-10 season. The Red Claws play their home games at the Portland Expo. During the Red Claws’ first 10 years in Maine, 14 players have earned GATORADE Call-Ups to the NBA, including two players to Boston. Additionally, 27 Celtics have been assigned to the Red Claws for development or rehabilitation. 12 former Red Claws coaches have made the jump to the NBA, including current Celtics coaches Scott Morrison and Brandon Bailey.

About the NBA G League

The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 28 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2019-20 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Fifty-two percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2018-29 season boasted NBA G League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs.

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