This is a new segment we'll be doing to cover the happenings of former Yellow Jackets currently in the pros. We'll do this once a week and round up all the highlights of the #ProJackets throughout the NFL, NBA, MLB, and more.
Iman Shumpert, Cleveland Cavaliers G
Shumpert has been a bit of a "super sub" for the Cavs this season, averaging more than 24 minutes per game. While he does not have stats that jump off the page, Shumpert does more than necessary for a team with the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving. Cleveland is currently in the Eastern Conference Finals after sweeps of the Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks in the first two rounds. Shumpert added 8 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists in Cleveland's 115-84 rout of the Toronto Raptors in Game 1.
Matt WIeters, Baltimore Orioles C
Winters hit a 2-run HR in the 6th inning Saturday night to give the Orioles a 3-2 lead over the Detroit Tigers. Baltimore would eventually go on to win the game 9-3. Wieters is hitting just .229 with 2 HR and 11 RBI this season, but his team is tied for the lead in the AL East with a record of 23-14.
Marlon Byrd, Cleveland Indians OF
MLB veteran Marlon Byrd delivered a 2-run double in the first game of the Indians' series with the Minnesota Twins. Byrd's 8th inning hit gave Cleveland its first lead at 6-5, and they would go on to win the game 7-6. Byrd is hitting .253 with 3 HR and 14 RBI this season and the Indians are in second place in the AL Central at 19-17.
Anthony Morrow, Oklahoma City Thunder G
While Morrow has not played a very prominent role for the Thunder this season, he has been a solid player off the bench at times for OKC. Morrow is shooting 41% from the field and 39% from three-point range this season. The Thunder eliminated the 2-seed San Antonio Spurs in the second round to advance to the Western Conference Finals, where they defeated the 1-seed Golden State Warriors 108-101 in Game 1. Morrow did not play in the game, but we will monitor his playing time throughout the rest of the series and hope he gets off the bench in Game 2 and beyond.
We'll keep you up-to-date on the latest happenings of all your favorite #ProJackets.