DELAWARE’S LOFTON JR. & BAZLEY NAMED TO UP NEXT GAME
January 29, 2024
NEW YORK – JANUARY 29, 2024 – The NBA G League announced today the full pool of 28 players who will participate in the NBA G League Up Next Game presented by AT&T as part of NBA All-Star Weekend.
Delaware Blue Coats players Kenneth Lofton Jr. and Darius Bazley were both selected to participate. Loften Jr. is averaging 25 points (No. 2 in league), nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks per game for the Blue Coats. Bazley leads the league in blocked shots (3), and averages 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists per game.
The full Up Next Game participant pool is pictured below:
The NBA G League Up Next Game presented by AT&T will be held as part of NBA All-Star 2024 on Sunday, February 18 at 1:30 p.m. ET at G League Park in NBA Crossover at the Indiana Convention Center. The event features an exciting new tournament-style format where each team will have its own influencer general manager, who will draft their squad, customize their teams’ jersey, and stream the game on their own digital platforms. Four teams of seven players will compete in two semifinal games. The winner of each semifinal will face off in a Championship game.
The teams are made up of 28 NBA G League players, including 10 selected by a fan vote. The remaining 18 players were selected by the NBA G League and include eight members of NBA G League Ignite and one member of the Indiana Mad Ants, the G League affiliate of the All-Star hosting Indiana Pacers. Each team will be coached by a head coach from the NBA G League, to be announced at a later date.
Fans can attend the NBA G League Up Next Game presented by AT&T by purchasing general admission tickets to NBA Crossover, starting at $35 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at http://NBAEvents.com and through the NBA Events App, which can be downloaded in the Apple Store or Google Play Store. All seats for the Up Next Game presented by AT&T will be unassigned and on a first-come first-served basis.
The event will stream live on nbagleague.com, the G League App, on the NBA G League’s YouTube channel, NBA App, and co-stream on the individual digital platforms of the team’s general managers.
ABOUT THE DELAWARE BLUE COATS:
The Delaware Blue Coats are the official NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers. The Blue Coats are the reigning NBA G League Champions and have made three-straight trips to the Finals. The team won the 2021 Winter Showcase Cup. For ticket information, visit WWW.BLUECOATS.TEAM. The Delaware Blue Coats organization is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.
ABOUT THE NBA G LEAGUE:
The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, training and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 31 teams, 29 with direct affiliations to NBA franchises for 2023-24, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. 55 percent of all players on end-of-season 2022-23 NBA rosters boasted NBA G League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs.