Former Oregon star forward Cheap Chris Boucher Jersey came a few blocked shots short of posting his first career triple-double on Saturday afternoon.
A reserver for the Toronto Raptors, Boucher scored enough points and grabbed enough rebounds to post his first double-double of the 2020-21 season (the seventh of his NBA career), but he fell three blocked shots shy of the milestone. Boucher scored 22 points, snared 10 rebounds and blocked seven shots in Toronto’s 119-114 to the San Antonio Spurs. The team is no 0-2.
Boucher was mighty effective shooting the rock too. He knocked in 9-of-13 total shots, including 3-of-4 from distance in 28 minutes of court action.
The seven blocked shots are the second most by a player thus far in the NBA this season. Indiana center Myles Turner blocked eight shots on Dec. 23. Boucher currently ranks second behind Turner in the league in blocked shots with 4.5 per game after blocking two in the first game of the season.
Through two games, Boucher is averaging 17.0 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game along with the near league-leading block mark.
Boucher’s ability to block shots was quite evident during his time in Eugene. He finished his two-year career with the Ducks as the program’s all-time leader in blocked shots in one season (110) in 2015-16 and only former teammate Jordan Ball sits above him on the career blocked shots list (189).