The Sioux Falls Skyforce are looking to have a bounce back year in 2022-2023 and to do so they are going to have to find a different nucleus of players on their roster.

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That begins with bringing back players through their NBA affiliate system with the Miami Heat and through the NBA G League Draft.

The Sioux Falls Skyforce added numerous players this past weekend in the NBA G League Draft and they look to be adding some major talent.

Here is a look at all the players they drafted and their backgrounds from the release sent out by the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced that the team has selected three players in the 2022 NBA G League Draft, including Kadeem Jack (6th), Jai Smith (21st), and Landon Kirkwood (35th).

Jack is a 6-9, 225-pound forward out of Rutgers and played four seasons for the Scarlet Knights. He averaged 9.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per 31.0 minutes a game in 111 appearances (66 starts).  Jack, who has five years of NBA G League experience, played parts of two seasons with the Skyforce in 2016-17 and 2017-18. He appeared in two games in 2016-17 and 45 games (28 starts) in 2017-18, where Jack averaged 11.9 points on 61.3 percent shooting, 7.2 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per 23.3 minutes a game. He last played in the Puerto Rican BSN League in the 2020-21 season.

Smith, a 6-9, 215-pound center via Overtime Elite played with the Sacramento Kings to start the 2022 NBA Summer League. The Syracuse, NY native appeared in one game for the Kings. Prior to committing to Overtime Elite, he played at Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Kirkwood, a 6-5, 205-pound guard from Barry University appeared in 27 games (23 starts) as a senior in 2021-22, where he averaged 10.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per 23.7 minutes a game. He played at Broward Community College as a junior in 2019-20, where he averaged a career-high 16.2 points on 59.9 percent shooting, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 26 appearances (24 starts). Kirkwood spent his first three seasons at Cal State Fullerton.

For more information on the Sioux Falls Skyforce, their 2022-2023 schedule and other news throughout the NBA G League, you can visit their team website.


The Ultimate Sioux Falls Visitor's Guide: A to Z

Sioux Falls has lots to explore; fun stuff for the whole family, food of every kind, educational opportunities, and more! If you have out-of-town guests visiting, show them around our city. Eat at places they've never eaten. Take them to places they'd never go. Take some great photos to post on social media (and don't forget the hashtag #HiFromSiouxFalls). We've even listed some cool hotels where they can stay if you don't have the room.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We call it the 'Sioux Empire.' It's the biggest city in the state with a population of nearly 200,000. We’re known for our namesake, Falls Park, along the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls has received numerous accolades for its quality of life. We have been named the number one best place to rent in America. We’ve topped the list of Best States to Find a Job. Sioux Falls is the Best City in America for Young Professionals. 

We've appeared on lists such as Most Charming Small CitiesTop 10 Place to Raise Kids, and even ranked 10th in the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live. We have an abundance of achievements and you can see them on the Sioux Falls Development Foundation's website.

It's a pretty awesome city and that's why we think you should come and visit. If you're coming on business or pleasure, we've put together a list of places to go and things to see. We know you want to explore the attractions the city is known for like Falls Park, the Arc of Dreams, and the Sculpture Walk, but there's a lot more to see and do than just the touristy (that's really a word) stuff. The best places to go are where the locals go and we have a not your average, ordinary visitor's guide. 

Here's a list of over 100 things to do and places to go in Sioux Falls.

Click HERE for a list of all the places we mention and links to each one. Print it out or save it to your phone and use it as a reference when you're visiting. See you soon!

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