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Trail Blazers Recall Gary Trent Jr. after Excellent G League Tour

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The Blazers welcome a rookie back into the fold after he dazzled the G League.

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The Portland Trail Blazers have recalled second round draft pick Gary Trent Jr. from the G League’s Texas Legends. The team announced the move Saturday morning. In his brief six-game stint with the Legends, Trent Jr. demonstrated remarkable scoring prowess, averaging 33.3 points in 34.4 minutes per game. He did so efficiently, shooting 50.7% from the field and 50% from three.

After averaging north of 30 points per contest, Trent Jr.’s highlight game came in his last appearance for the Legends. He dropped 39 points on six three-pointers, the final of which gave Texas the lead with 0.9 seconds left, ultimately sealing the victory.

Trent Jr. has averaged 2.0 points in 4.7 minutes for the Blazers this season. The team returns to action on Tuesday night against the Miami Heat.