Fresh off a career night Wednesday, the Toronto Raptors have called up former Oregon Ducks forward Chris Boucher from the G League.
Boucher, who signed a two-way contract with the Raptors following training camp, set a Raptors 905 franchise record and broke his own mark with a career-high 47 points on 16 of 28 from the floor (4 of 11 from three, 11 of 14 from the line). He also added nine blocks and eight rebounds Wednesday night.
The 25-year-old native of Castries in Saint Lucia, Canada is averaging 29.0 points, 11.6 rebounds and 4.6 blocks in 14 games for the Raptors 905 this season.
Boucher will join the Raptors (23-7) in Portland for their game against the Trail Blazers (15-13) after the team announced Thursday that center Jonas Valanciunas will miss about a month after undergoing surgery on his dislocated left thumb suffered in Wednesday’s double-digit win over the Golden State Warriors.
Boucher has appeared in three games already for the Raptors in very limited action. He totaled 13 points and added seven rebounds and three blocks earlier this season.
— The Oregonian