Mar 03, 2014 6:04 PM EST
Tulsa 66ers’ guard Mustafa Shakur has been named NBA Development League Player of the Month for games played in February.
Shakur (6-3, 190, Arizona) led Tulsa to a league-best 8-2 record, including a 5-1 record on the road and a five game winning streak following the All-Star break. He averaged 20.4 points on .462 shooting, to go along with 7.1 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 3.0 steals. His 30 steals in February were a league best. Shakur scored in double figures in all 10 games, including five games where he scored at least 20 points.
On Feb. 11, Shakur posted career highs with 32 points and 11 rebounds vs. the Iowa Energy. It was one of his four double-doubles for the month (three points-assists and one points-rebounds). On Feb. 8 and Feb. 21, Shakur recorded season-highs with 12 assists, in a 102-95 win over the Delaware 87ers and 144-120 victory over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, respectively.
Mar 03, 2014 3:12 PM EST
The Tulsa 66ers’ Reggie Williams has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 24 – Sunday, March 3.
Williams, a 6-6, 210-pound guard from Virginia Military Institute, helped Tulsa to a 3-0 week and averaged 25.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals. He shot .549 from the floor and connected on 12-of-22 three-point attempts.
On the season, Williams is averaging 20.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals.
Other top performers considered include Austin’s Flip Murray, Canton’s Kevin Jones, Los Angeles’ Manny Harris, Maine’s Abdul Gaddy, Rio Grande Valley’s Robert Covington, Santa Cruz’s Dominic McGuire, Sioux Falls’ Henry Walker and Springfield’s Willie Reed.
Feb 24, 2014 5:56 PM EST
The Idaho Stampede’s Dee Bost was named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 17 – Sunday, Feb. 23. The honor is the first for Bost this season.
Bost, a 6-2, 176-pound guard from Mississippi State, led Idaho to a 2-0 week, including wins over the Maine Red Claws and Los Angeles D-Fenders. Bost averaged a 20.5-point, 14.5-assist, 11.5-rebound triple-double last week while shooting 36 percent from the floor.
On Feb. 19, Bost, who leads the NBA D-League in minutes (42.0 mpg), played wire-to-wire against the Red Claws, scoring 29 points to go with 14 assists, seven rebounds, two steals and a block. He came back three days later to record his fifth triple-double of the season when he finished with 12 points, 16 rebounds, 15 assists and four steals at Los Angeles.
On the season, Bost is averaging an NBA D-League best 8.9 assists, to go with 16.2 points and 6.4 rebounds.
Feb 15, 2014 10:36 PM EST
Robert Covington of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, playing on assignment from the Houston Rockets, scored 33 points and added six rebounds and three steals on his way to being named MVP of the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game
The game was won by the Prospects over the Futures 145-142.
Covington, who went undrafted in 2013 out of Tennessee State, has spent most of his rookie season on assignment with the Vipers, averaging 21.4 points in 23 games. He’s appeared in five games with the Rockets, averaging 3.8 minutes.
“It’s a great feeling being able to play well in this game in front of our GM Daryl Morey and all these others scouts and NBA people,” said Covington, whose 33 points set a new NBA D-League All-Star Game record. “I feel like I’ve gotten better during my time with Rio Grande Valley, and it’s good to see the hard work paying off in a game like this.”
Devin Ebanks of the Texas Legends added 27 points as part of a balanced effort that saw seven of 10 Prospects score in double figures, while shooting 61 percent from the field as a team.
Feb 10, 2014 4:14 PM EST
The Idaho Stampede’s Pierre Jackson has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 9.
Jackson, a 5-11, 176-pound guard from Baylor, led Idaho to a 2-1 week and averaged 41.7 points on .561 (46-of-82) shooting, to go along with 4.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds. On Feb. 4, Jackson set an NBA D-League record with 58 points on .727 (24-for-33) shooting, while recording eight assists and six rebounds in a 136-122 win over the Texas Legends. He connected on 7-of-13 attempts from 3-point range and his 24 field goals made became a new franchise record. This is the third time Jackson has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week this season.
Other top performers considered include Austin’s Courtney Fells, Canton’s Arinze Onuaku, Los Angeles’ Manny Harris, Maine’s Chris Wright, Rio Grande Valley’s Tim Ohlbrecht, Sioux Falls’ Justin Hamilton and Tre Kelley, and Springfield’s Darius Johnson-Odom.
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