The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that Kira Lewis Jr. has officially signed his rookie contract with the team.
USA Basketball finished up its latest round of AmeriCup qualifiers with a 94-78 win over Mexico in Indianapolis. Levi Randolph played 34:32, which was 7 minutes more than anyone else on Team USA. Randolph finished with 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists. Next round of qualifiers will be in mid-February.
Isaiah Buggs and D.J. Fluker were both activated off the COVID-19 list today, and should be available for the Pittsburgh/Baltimore game (that’s now on Wednesday). Both were placed on the list late last week as close contacts, and have now been cleared.
Tests today showed that Josh Jacobs suffered no structural damage with his ankle injury yesterday, so he’s week to week at this time.
Per Next Gen Stats, Quinnen Williams set career-high marks in QB pressures (6) and pressure rate (18.8%) in yesterday’s game. His QB pressure rate has increased from 5.8% last year to 10.2% this season.
Former Alabama golfer and current Vanderbilt Men’s Golf assistant coach Gator Todd was a recent guest on the Chili Dip Pod. Todd talks about his time at Alabama in the mid-2000s and his pursuit of a pro career, among other things.
Nico Johnson and Kelvin Sigler appear on tomorrow’s episode of The Riley & Constant Show. Details below.
- Kira Lewis Jr. – signed by the New Orleans Pelicans.
- Isaiah Buggs – activated from the Reserve / COVID-19 list by Pittsburgh.
- D.J. Fluker – activated from the Reserve / COVID-19 list by Baltimore.
BASKETBALL FIBA AmeriCup qualifier: USA 94, Mexico 78. Levi Randolph – 35 minutes, 12 points (3-4 2pg, 1-1 3pg, 3-4 FT), 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 turnover, 2 fouls. FOOTBALL Seattle 23, Philadelphia 17. Jarran Reed – 3 tackles, 0.5 sack, 2 QBH. Jalen Hurts – 1-1, 6 yds; 91.7 QBR