Two weeks ago, Ridiculous Upside posted a piece about how Raptors two-way player Chris Boucher was playing basketball in the G League with the Raptors 905. At the time of that post, the 6’10 prospect was averaging 27.8 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1.5 steals and 4.3 blocks on 50% from the field and 38% from beyond the arc on 7.5 attempts per game.
Since that piece, Boucher has somehow found a way to pick his game up a few more notches. In his last three games, the 6’10 forward has been on an absolute tear by putting up 30+ points and 12+ rebounds in three consecutive games. The headline of that was a November 24th outing against the Greensboro Swarm where he had 37 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks on 12-24 from the field, 3-10 from beyond the arc and 10-12 from from the free throw line.
Following that jaw-dropping stretch, Boucher entered the month of November averaging 29.3 points, 12.1 rebounds and 4.1 blocks per game on 52% from the field and 34% from beyond the arc on 7.1 attempts per game. With those numbers, BOucher currently leads the league in both points and blocks while placing fifth in rebounds per game. In that final category, he trails Angel Delgado, Alan Williams, Alize Johnson and Tyler Davis.
Boucher’s fantastic production has allowed the 905 to be a completely different team when he’s playing compared to when he’s on the sidelines or with the big league club. That status is exemplified by the fact that the 905 are 27 points (!!) per 100 possessions better when he’s on the court (118.8 points per 100) compared to when he’s on the sidelines (91.7 points per 100).
Due to the combination of his incredible two-way production and the fantastic impact that he has on the Raptors 905, Ridiculous Upside is proud to name Chris Boucher as their NBA G League Player of the Month for November.