Former IU basketball star OG Anunoby set new career scoring high on Monday night

Former Indiana star OG Anunoby set a career-high on Monday night with a 36 point outburst in New York.

The 24-year-old added six rebounds, two assists and a steal for Toronto.  He took a season-high 27 field goal attempts and another season-high with seven free-throws.  Anunoby made 13-of-27 shots overall including 4-of-12 3-pointers.

Anunoby was asked in the post-game what was working for him on the career night.

“Just being aggressive, getting to the line early, getting to the rim, finishing, shooting my open shots, just being aggressive,” he said.

Anunoby’s previous career-high scoring total was 32, set during the 2019-20 season.

Eight games into his fifth season in the NBA, Anunoby is averaging career-highs in points (18.0), rebounds (5.6), assists (2.9) and steals (1.7) this season.  He hasn’t been particularly efficient on the season, making just 38.7 percent of his shots.  But Anunoby is converting on 35.7 percent of his 3-point attempts and 87.5 percent of his free throws.  He has scored in double-figures all eight games.

The 6-foot-7 Anunoby played two seasons at Indiana from 2015 to 2017.  He was the 23rd pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

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