This nine-part series takes an extensive look at Skyforce players throughout the 2021-22 season. We will highlight season and career highs, as well as the impact each player made on the court. Next, we discuss center Trey Mourning.
Mourning was the lone returner from the 2019-20 season that was cut short due to COVID-19 and just one of two players on the opening day roster with G League experience. His experience made him the team captain for the 2021-22 season.
The big man out of Georgetown averaged 6.7 points on 48.5 percent shooting (40 percent from deep), 5.9 rebounds and 0.7 assists per 15.8 minutes in 12 games during the Showcase Cup portion of the season.
Trey Mourning with the BLOCK👋 pic.twitter.com/LQdDOD0AUZ
— Sioux Falls Skyforce (@SFSkyforce) December 9, 2021
Out the gate, Mourning flashed his potential with 25 points on 9-9 FGA (1-1 3PA), nine rebounds and an assist in the team’s second game of the Showcase Cup against the Iowa Wolves on November 8.
like father, like son 💪
— NBA G League (@nbagleague) November 9, 2021
He would go on to post 13 points and a career-high 16 rebounds on December 22 at the Winter Showcase against the Stockton Kings.
In the team’s first game of the regular season, on January 6 against Iowa, Mourning posted 10 points and five rebounds.
MR MOURNING SAYS NO
— Sioux Falls Skyforce (@SFSkyforce) January 26, 2022
A five-game streak of 50-plus-percent shooting was highlighted by an 11-point (5-8 FGA), six-rebound performance on January 23 at Stockton.
GOOD MOURNING 🌞 pic.twitter.com/xWBes60X69
— Sioux Falls Skyforce (@SFSkyforce) January 13, 2022
Mourning provided his best game of the regular season with 16 points on 6-12 FGA and six rebounds in a victory over the Wolves on March 6.
He closed the regular season out, in his last two games, with 21 points on 7-13 FGA, 15 rebounds and three steals. He added a double-double in the season finale against the South Bay Lakers on April 2.
BIG GUARD 🤧
Trey Mourning goes coast to coast for the slam 👏 pic.twitter.com/xxnrmci4lt
— Sioux Falls Skyforce (@SFSkyforce) April 3, 2022
In total, Mourning appeared in 28 regular season games and averaged 5.0 points on 43.6 percent shooting, 3.4 rebounds and 0.5 steals per 11.5 minutes a game.
The second overall pick in 2019 G League Draft was also a key member in the community, as well, attending numerous events and spoke to different groups throughout Sioux Falls.
Skyforce player Trey Mourning spent time at @SFJeffersonHS on Friday and spoke about having pride in where you’re from and how to encourage meaningful impact and change in our community.
Thanks for having us Black Student Union Empowerment! pic.twitter.com/6NnXVPNqrj
— Sioux Falls Skyforce (@SFSkyforce) February 19, 2022
In the end, Mourning provided a sizeable big man who could stretch the floor and able to hit his stride in just a few shots.