Charlotte Hornets Two-Way Tracker: Chealey balling for Swarm

Greensboro Swarm Joe Chealey (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
Greensboro Swarm Joe Chealey (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Charlotte Hornets two-way player Joe Chealey has been playing some good basketball for the Greensboro Swarm in the G-League this season.

We have a lot of goals here at Swarm and Sting, but most of all, we want to provide the best content for Charlotte Hornets basketball, and that includes updates from the teams G-League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm.

The G-League has become a very important venue for NBA teams over the years, including the Charlotte Hornets. Charlotte has two players signed to two-way contracts, J.P. Macura and Joe Chealey. Both players can spend up to 45 days with the Hornets, while also working on their craft in the G-League.

While Macura and Chealey have yet to suit up and play a game for the Hornets, they’ve both been playing good basketball in the G-League. Macura seems to get more attention than Chealey, probably because he was a well-known star in college at Xavier, and his gritty play style is loved by most observers.

However, Macura’s fellow two-way player Joe Chealey has been just as good, if not better than Macura. In 14 games this season, the 23-year old out from Charleston is averaging 15.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 6.1 assists for the Swarm. Those are impressive all-around numbers for the undrafted guard.

Last night against the Delaware Blue Coats, Chealey went for 20 points on 7-15 shooting. He also had six assists, helping the Swarm pick up a 121-115 victory over a team with a lot of talented players.

Against the Salt Lake City Stars on Friday, Chealey flirted with a triple-double, finishing the game with 23 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. The Swarm won the game with a final score of 126-115.

Chealey played four years of college basketball at the College of Charleston, where he averaged 14.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists. He joined the Hornets for training camp, and impressed the team enough to earn that two-way contract.

I’ve been really impressed with his all-around game. He’s shown a nice ability to mix things up on the court. Whether he’s creating offense for himself or setting up others, he seems to always leave a big impact on the game. Plus, he can play either guard position, and possesses a steadiness attitude.

G-League players don’t get a lot of love, but they all work extremely hard as they look to achieve their goal of making it to the NBA. This definitely applies to Chealey, and if he continues to play this well, maybe he’ll get a chance with the Charlotte Hornets sooner rather than later.

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Chealey and the Swarm will be back in action on Wednesday, when they take on the Wisconsin Herd. Tip-off is at 11:00 AM. The team will be seeking their third consecutive victory.