After spending the past two seasons with the Westchester Knicks, Zak Irvin returned to the team for a third season.
Irvin was able to make an impact in many ways despite not being a player who needs the ball in his hands or being relied on to be the main scorer. He was a good rebounder— averaged 5.5 this season and 6.7 in three years with the team— and showed to score in transition and could finish at the basket. Nearly 82 percent (81.4) of his attempts came within eight feet, while he converted on 66.7 percent of his field goals in that range.
The third-year forward showed to be a versatile player who could defend and force turnovers, which would result in Westchester points. He showed to be a valuable contributor in Westchester during the 2019-20 season and played in nearly 27 minutes (26.9) per game, which was the sixth highest on the team.
He finished in double figures 25 times and averaged in double figures in points in December and February. Irvin posted a season-high 23 points on a near perfect 9-of-11 shooting from the field on February 4 against the Iowa Wolves.
Notable 2019-20 Season Stats (Stats Courtesy From RealGM)
9.9 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 57.2 FG% in 41 games
Notable Season Highs (Stats Courtesy From RealGM)
Feb. 4 vs Iowa Wolves: 23 points
Dec. 14 vs Greensboro Swarm: 9 rebounds (six times)
Nov. 18 vs Grand Rapids Drive & Feb. 1 vs Long Island Nets: 6 assists
Nov. 13 vs Greensboro Swarm: 4 steals (tied career high)
Franchise’s all-time rebounder (554)
Zak Irvin with 23 Points vs. Iowa Wolves (via NBA G League/YouTube)