Former Pitt forward Sheldon Jeter put on one of his best performances of the season with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League on Monday night, as he came off the bench and scored 20 points. More impressively, he did not miss any of his eight shots on the night.
The performance was not entirely flawless, as Jeter turned the ball over twice, but it was about as close as one can get. On top of his immaculate 8-for-8 shooting night, which included a 4-for-4 showing from beyond the arc, the Pitt alum also played a clean game and wasn’t whistled for a single personal foul.
Unfortunately for Jeter, the Red Claws still suffered a 121-112 loss to Raptors 905 despite his contributions, as the Toronto Raptors affiliate got 57 combined points out of Jordan Howard (27 points) and MiKyle McIntosh (30 points). As a result, the Red Claws fell to 13-22.
As for Jeter, the performance was one of two 20-point games he’s posted this season and a departure from the norm, as he’s currently averaging 6.6 points per game and converting on 45.6 percent of his field goals. In addition, Monday snapped an eight-game streak of single-digit point totals for the former Panther.
The Beaver Falls native and the Red Claws will be back in action on Wednesday night, as they will travel to Erie to face the Bayhawks. The game will tip off from Erie Insurance Arena, which is only a two-hour trip up Interstate 79 from Jeter's hometown, at 7 p.m. ET.