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Sharife Cooper Named G League Player Of The Week

Nov 22, 2022 10:29 PM

Sharife Cooper has been named NBA G League Player of the Week for games played 11/14 through 11/20.  

The Charge went 2-2 during the packed week, in which Cooper averaged 29.5 points, which was good for second across the league, with 6.8 assists and 2.0 steals in 35.9 minutes per game

Cooper opened up the week with back-to-back 40 point games, including a career-high 42 points and 12 assists despite a loss to Grand Rapids on November 15. During his second 40-point game, Cooper was lights out from the floor, shooting an impressive 75% and a staggering 80% from behind the arc while going two-for-two from the free throw line.

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Sam Merrill Selected First Overall At 2022 G League Draft

Oct 22, 2022 5:22 PM

Two-year NBA veteran Sam Merrill was the first overall selection at the 2022 NBA Draft. Merrill was selected the Cleveland Charge, who are the Cleveland Cavaliers G League affiliate. Merrill remains an NBA free agent and free to sign with any NBA team, despite playing for the Charge this season.

Joe Wieskamp, who played for the San Antonio Spurs last season was selected second overall by the Wisconsin Herd. The Herd are the affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Other notable players selected were rookie Jared Rhoden (College Park Skyhawks - Atlanta Hawks), three-year NBA veteran Rashad Vaughn (Cleveland Charge - Cleveland Cavaliers) and six-year NBA veteran Norris Cole (Grand Rapids Gold - Denver Nuggets).

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Cavaliers Name Mike Gerrity Head Coach Of G League Team

Sep 8, 2022 3:13 PM

The Cleveland Charge of the NBA G League have announced Mike Gerrity as their Head Coach for the 2022-23 NBA G League season. Gerrity comes to lead the Charge after spending the last nine seasons in various roles with the Charge’s parent club, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“We are thrilled to have Mike become the newest head coach of the Charge,” said Charge General Manager Brendon Yu.  “Mike has a plethora of experience at the NBA level serving in a variety of roles on staff, but really excels in player development.  Mike also brings a unique perspective as a former “D League” player himself.  I’m really looking forward to working with him and having him apply his knowledge and experience to lead the Charge.”  

“We are so excited to have Mike Gerrity lead the way as Head Coach of the Cleveland Charge,” said Cavaliers Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff.  “There is no better person for this job and we have extreme confidence in his ability to develop players. We’ve seen the fruits of his labor with the Cavaliers and we expect the same commitment and dedication with the Charge.”

Gerrity was promoted to Assistant Coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers in September 2021 after spending the past three seasons as Director of Player Development/Assistant Coach (2018-2021).

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