Gabe Vincent Named NBA G League Most Improved Player
The NBA G League has named Miami HEAT two-way player Gabe Vincent the 2019-20 NBA G League Most Improved Player.
Vincent appeared in 31 games (three starts) this season, averaging career-bests in points per game (20.9), rebounds per game (3.1), three-point field goal percentage (40.3), free throw percentage (92.2), and minutes per game (29.3). In total, Vincent’s 4.3 three-pointers made per game ranked first in the G League while his 129 total threepointers made ranked sixth in the league.
Vincent, a 6-3, 200-pound guard in his second year out of UC Santa Barbara, signed a two-way contract with the Miami HEAT on January 8, 2020, marking the first NBA Call-Up of his professional career. While under twoway contract, Vincent appeared in 11 games with the Skyforce, averaging 16.4 points per game and helping Sioux Falls to a 9-2 record during that span.
Vincent has also appeared in six games with the Miami HEAT this season, averaging 2.0 points in 6.9 minutes per contest. On February 5, 2020, Vincent tallied an NBA career-high with nine points in 17.5 minutes in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Not only does Vincent become the first player in Skyforce franchise history to be named NBA G League MIP, but he also represents the only player in franchise history to have ever been awarded a league’s Most Improved Player award spanning back to the team’s origin in 1989.