Former Hokie Alexander-Walker highlights pro scrimmage

Photo courtesy of VT Athletics – Former Virginia Tech basketball guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker pumped in 14 points to lead the New Orleans Pelicans in a recent scrimmage.


New Orleans Pelicans guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored a game-high 14 points on the first night of basketball in over four months in a scrimmage against the Brooklyn Nets last week.

Each team in the NBA bubble will play three scrimmages to act as a preseason before the restart of NBA action on July 30.

The Pelicans coasted to a 99-68 blowout defeat of Brooklyn inside the Orlando Sports Complex. Alexander-Walker had four assists and four rebounds to go along with his 14 points.

Before the NBA season was suspended, the former Hokie guard averaged 5.1 points, two rebounds and almost two assists in 12 minutes of action per game. The Pelicans were rolling back in March, winning eight of their last 13 outings before the season was suspended. 

New Orleans will headline the first NBA game of the season on Thursday, July 30, at 6:30 p.m. on TNT.

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