Last month, former University of Alabama basketball standout Levi Randolph took another step in his career when he left the NBA’s G-League to sign with the New Zealand Breakers of Australia's NBL, which is arguably the second-most popular basketball league in the world.
Randolph had first breakout week with his new team last week, scoring 20-or-more points twice and leading the Breakers to two wins.
This past Thursday, Randolph dropped 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting and added three rebounds, one steal and one assist in a 91-71 victory over the Brisbane Bullets.
Then on Saturday, he poured in another 23 points on 11-of-16 shooting and grabbed four rebounds to go along with four assists to beat the NBL’s defending champions Perth Wildcats, 83-78.
Due to those efforts, Randolph is BamaCentral Crimson Tide Pro Athlete of the Week.
- Jasmine Walker was selected seventh overall in the 2021 WNBA draft by the Los Angeles Sparks. She is the first player from Alabama to be chosen since 2005.
- Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton has now scored 20-or-more points in 10 consecutive games. This past week, he had games of 30, 22 and 28, against the Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons, respectively.
- In his Orlando Magic debut, center Donta Hall had seven points, nine rebounds and two blocks in a win over the Bulls.
- Denver Nuggets forward JaMychal Green has scored in double-figures in his last three outings — 17 points versus the Miami Heat, 13 points against the Houston Rockets and 12 points in a double-overtime win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Previous winners in 2021:
Dec. 29 - Jan. 5 Derrick Henry
Jan. 6 - 12 Daron Payne
Jan. 13 - 19 Levi Wallace
Jan. 20 - 26 Collin Sexton
Jan. 27 - Feb. 2. JaMychal Green
Feb. 3 - 9 Collin Sexton
Feb. 9 - 16 Kira Lewis Jr.
Feb. 17 - 23 Levi Randolph
Feb. 24 - March 2 Collin Sexton
March 3 - 9 Collin Sexton
March 10 - 16 Justin Thomas
March 17 - 23 Collin Sexton
March 24 - 30 JaMychal Green
March 31 - April 6 Collin Sexton
April 7 - April 13 Collin Sexton
April 14 - April 20 Levi Randolph