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Hustle’s Marquis Teague called up to Grizzlies

Teague is the first Memphis Hustle player called up in franchise history

The Memphis Grizzlies and Memphis Hustle announced today that Marquis Teague has been signed to a 10-day contract by the Grizzlies. Marquis is the first player from the Hustle to earn an NBA call-up in the young history of the G-League franchise.

From the press release-

Teague (6-2, 180) started in all 47 of his games with the Hustle this season and averaged 17.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 6.1 assists in 32.5 minutes while shooting 45.5 percent from the field, 42.7 percent from three-point range and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. He has led the Hustle in total points, total assists and free throws made and attempted during the team’s inaugural season in the G League. In the month of March, Teague averaged 22.7 points, 7.8 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 34.7 minutes for the Hustle while shooting 47.6 percent from the field, 38.5 percent from three-point range and 81.3 percent from the free throw line.

Selected in the first round (29th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft following his freshman year at the University of Kentucky, Teague has appeared in 88 regular season games (three starts) during his two-year NBA career and has averaged 2.3 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 9.5 minutes for the Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets. The 25-year-old has appeared in 161 G League games (125 starts) and has averaged 15.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists in 30.8 minutes for the Iowa Energy, Oklahoma City Blue, Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Memphis Hustle.

Teague is very deserving of this opportunity with the Memphis Grizzlies. He has led the Hustle all season long and is probably the MVP of this team’s inaugural campaign. He has played well in clutch situations and understands, as his career listed above shows, that these types of opportunities don’t come every day. It is also a good showing for the Grizzlies and Hustle, as after Memphis calls up two non-Hustle players they use their G-League affiliate for their next 10-day contract.

Considering how this season is likely to end for Memphis, this is a positive development for all involved. Teague should be available for tonight’s game against the Lakers.

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