NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE ANNOUNCES 2010-11 GATORADE ALL-NBA D-LEAGUE SELECTIONS

Ten GATORADE Call-Ups, Eight Players on NBA Rosters Highlight All-NBA D-League First, Second, Third Teams

NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 – Iowa Energy guard Curtis Stinson, the third player in NBA Development League history to earn All-NBA D-League First Team honors in consecutive years, joins Bakersfield Jam guard Trey Johnson, Dakota Wizards center Chris Johnson, Erie BayHawks forward Ivan Johnson and Texas Legends forward Joe Alexander on the 2010-11 All-NBA D-League First Team, as voted on by the NBA D-League’s 16 head coaches.

Of the First Team members, Alexander, the eighth overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2008 NBA Draft, Trey Johnson, who is currently with the Los Angeles Lakers, and Chris Johnson, who is now a member of the Portland Trail Blazers, have NBA experience. Stinson, meanwhile, was voted to the First Team for the second straight year, joining Randy Livingston (Idaho, 2006-07, 2007-08) and Tierre Brown (North Charleston, 2002-03; Charleston, 2003-04) as the only players in NBA D-League history to earn such honors.

Named to the Second Team were Iowa Energy guard Othyus Jeffers, who is currently with the Washington Wizards, Utah Flash guard Orien Greene, who earned a GATORADE Call-Up to the New Jersey Nets this year, Rio Grande Valley Vipers forward Jeff Adrien, who is now a member of the Golden State Warriors, Tulsa 66ers forward Larry Owens, who is also with the Washington Wizards, and Austin Toros center Marcus Cousin, who is now on the Houston Rockets’ roster, on assignment to Rio Grande Valley.

The Third Team consists of Rio Grande Valley guard Jerel McNeal, who earned a GATORADE Call-Up with the New Orleans Hornets this season, Texas Legends guard Antonio Daniels, who is now with the Philadelphia 76ers, Sioux Falls Skyforce forward Patrick Ewing Jr., who is currently on the Hornets’ roster, Maine Red Claws forward DeShawn Sims and Texas Legends center Sean Williams.

In total, 12 of the 15 players selected to this year’s All-NBA D-League First, Second and Third Teams have NBA experience, 10 earned GATORADE Call-Ups this season and eight are currently on NBA rosters.

“With the level and depth of talent in the NBA D-League this season, which included a record 39 NBA players assigned an all-time high 56 times to their NBA D-League affiliates, the players chosen to the All-League Teams truly set themselves apart,” said Chris Alpert, Vice President of Basketball Operations and Player Personnel for the NBA D-League. “The NBA Development League congratulates the First, Second and Third Team selections, as well as the honorable mentions, for their accomplishments this season.”

The All-NBA Development League Team results:

2010-11 GATORADE ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE FIRST TEAM

PositionPlayerTeam
GuardTrey Johnson*Bakersfield Jam
GuardCurtis StinsonIowa Energy
ForwardIvan JohnsonErie BayHawks
ForwardJoe AlexanderTexas Legends
CenterChris Johnson*Dakota Wizards

2010-11 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE SECOND TEAM

PositionPlayerTeam
GuardOthyus Jeffers*Iowa Energy
GuardOrien GreeneUtah Flash
ForwardJeff Adrien*Rio Grande Valley Vipers
ForwardLarry Owens*Tulsa 66ers
CenterMarcus Cousin#Austin Toros / Rio Grande Valley Vipers

2010-11 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE THIRD TEAM

PositionPlayerTeam
GuardJerel McNealRio Grande Valley Vipers
GuardAntonio Daniels*Texas Legends
ForwardPatrick Ewing Jr.*Sioux Falls Skyforce / Reno Bighorns
ForwardDeShawn SimsMaine Red Claws
CenterSean WilliamsTexas Legends

2010-11 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE HONORABLE MENTION

PositionPlayerTeam
GuardCedric JacksonIdaho Stampede
GuardBlake AhearnErie BayHawks
GuardKyle WeaverAustin Toros / Iowa Energy
GuardJustin DentmonTexas Legends
ForwardMarcus LandryReno Bighorns
ForwardDerrick ByarsBakersfield Jam
ForwardRonald DupreeUtah Flash
ForwardShane EdwardsNew Mexico Thunderbirds
ForwardBrandon CostnerUtah Flash
CenterPatrick O’BryantReno Bighorns
CenterPatrick SullivanRio Grande Valley Vipers

* - Currently in the NBA
# - On assignment from the NBA