By Kristian Cuaresma
NetsGC is undefeated headed into week two of THE TIPOFF, and the team’s dynamic scoring guard is being recognized for it.
Wahid “Doc” Faiz has been named the NBA 2K League Player of the Week, the first player to earn the distinction this season. This is also his first time winning the award.
Brooklyn is 2-0 in group play, and Doc’s contributions are a major reason for that. He currently leads the league in points per game, averaging 32.5 while maintaining impressive efficiency from the field (65 percent) despite seeing a major uptick in usage. Doc is also tied for second in the league in most three points made. Last year in his rookie season, Doc only averaged 12.9 points on 8.2 field goal attempts. While his improved offense has made headlines, it has also become difficult to ignore his notable defensive prowess. Doc leads NetsGC in steals per game, with most of his takeaways coming off-ball. His awareness in the passing lanes have been invaluable for a team looking to fix an inconsistent defense that plagued its playoff run last season.
Doc can next be seen tonight, when NetsGC and Raptors Uprising put their respective undefeated records on the line at 7:00 p.m ET.