Rio Grande Valley Vipers guard Kevin Porter Jr. has been recognized as the NBA G League’s Player of the Week for Feb. 22-28 after leading the Vipers to a stellar 3-1 week inside the G League’s bubble in Orlando, Florida.

Porter Jr. averaged 27.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 2.0 steals during the last week of action and led the RGV Vipers to three straight wins over the Erie BayHawks, Canton Charge and Salt Lake City Stars. 

He has also shot 47.6% from the field, 32.4% from deep and 85.7% from the free-throw line during the four-game stretch.

Porter Jr. also recorded the first triple-double of the 2021 NBA G League season against the BayHawks after tallying 27 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds as part of a 124-113 Vipers’ win. He also notched a double-double with 29 points, 10 rebounds and six assists against the Charge.

Porter Jr. has been electric since joining Rio Grande Valley at the start of the NBA G League season.

After being traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Houston Rockets for a second-round draft pick in late January, the 6-foot-4 guard was assigned to the Vipers and has been virtually unstoppable since.

Through 12 games so far this season, Porter Jr. leads the NBA G League in scoring with 24.3 points per game and owns the highest usage percentage (30.3) of all qualifying players. He’s also averaging 6.9 assists — the fourth-highest mark in the NBA G League this season — and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Vipers on 44.2% shooting.

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