Capital City Go-Go (2-1) vs Wisconsin Herd (3-1) When: Sunday, November 17, at 3 p.m.
Where: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington D.C.
Injury Go-Go: None Herd: None
Go-Go - 109.3 - points per game 103.3 - points against 44.1 - Field goal % Herd - 115.0 - points per game 113.3 - points against 44.4 - field goal %
Keep an eye on:
Go-Go Defense: is among the best in the G-league currently. They hold teams down for stretches at will. Capital City is only allowing 103.3 points per game which ranks 4th in the G-league overall. They also rank second in defending the three, holding opponents to 20 percent shooting from deep. All of this will be put to the test against the Herd who come in 8th in three point shooting at 37.9 percent per game.
Jalen Jones: 6'7 forward has been the go to guy for the Go-Go to start the season. He's averaging a team leading 19.7 points per game and 8.3 rebounds on 47 percent shooting from the field and an insane 45 percent shooting from three point range. If there is a knock in his game right now, it's his 53 percent shooting from the free throw line. That's uncharacteristic of him, he normally shoots in the mid to high 70's from the line for his career. Nonetheless, Jones is getting it done for the Go-Go, especially in crunch time when they need baskets. Definitely keep a close eye on Jones.
Dragan Bender/ Cameron Reynolds: duo has been nearly unstoppable for the Herd. 7'1 center Bender is averaging 21.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2 assist and 1.5 blocks on 54.5 percent shooting from the field and 39.1 percent shooting from deep on the season. For the former 4th overall pick in the 2016 draft, this is the type of production that was expected to eventually come from him in the NBA, with that said, Bender is only 22 years old and off to a strong start this season. If he's consistent with this production, a call up is most certainly to come and he will have a second chance to build a career in the NBA. He's someone the front court of the Go-Go must account for at all times and from all three levels offensively due to his versatility.
6'7 Reynolds has emerged as one of the more efficient scoring wings in the G-league. Reynolds is posting 18 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assist on 50 percent shooting from the field and 41 percent shooting from deep. The sharp shooting lefty can score in a variety of ways in the paint, rather attacking off the bounce or out of the post, he can put the ball in the cup. He's quicker then bigger forwards and too strong for most wings. A total mismatch one on one, especially when you consider his three point shooting capability.