RGV Vipers stars host “Champ Camp” in Edinburg
EDINBURG — Anthony Lamb, Daishen Nix and Trevelin Queen played pivotal roles for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers during their run to the 2021-22 NBA G League Championship, the team’s fourth title in its history. Lamb, Nix, Queen and the RGV Vipers hosted Day 1 of a three-day basketball “Champ Camp” on Monday at the Vipers Practice Facility in Edinburg. Queen was named the 2022 NBA G League Most Valuable Player and Finals MVP, in addition earning a spot on the All-NBA G League first team and All-Defensive Team. Lamb was a NBA G-League third-team member, and Daishen Nix is under contract with the Houston Rockets. Now, RGV Vipers players like Lamb, Nix and Queen hope they can help inspire the next generation of basketball players in the Valley while creating similar paths as Payton at the NBA level.myrgv.com
League leading Vipers overcome early deficit en route to win
The win improves the Vipers to 17-6, and gives them a two-game lead over South Bay in the Western Division. With their two leading scorers and playmakers called up to the Rockets, the Vipers’ depth has kept them on a winning track. The Vipers cut into the lead with a 34-23 advantage in the second and trailed 64-59 at the half. The Vipers went into the game leading the league in rebounding, despite Kabengele being their tallest player at 6-foot-9. Mitchell and Lamb had three blocks shots apiece and Mitchell, Kabengele and Tyler Bey had three steals apiece.myrgv.com
Rockets sign Anthony Lamb to two-way contract
Houston Rockets head coach Stephen Silas calls a play during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)The Houston Rockets announced on Monday that they are signing forward Anthony Lamb from their NBA G League affiliate, Rio Grande Valley. Lamb was eligible for the 2020 NBA Draft following his senior season at Vermont and went undrafted. After starting the G League season with the Canton Charge, Lamb was acquired by the Vipers and appeared in six regular season games while averaging 18.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.3 blocks. The move comes as the Rockets have lost 13 straight games. The team returns from the All-Star Break on Thursday with a road game in Sacramento.