Courtney Fortson Signs
with Houston Rockets
EL SEGUNDO – Courtney Fortson has signed with the Houston Rockets making him the sixth GATORADE Call-Up for the Los Angeles D-Fenders this season, it was announced today. Fortson’s GATORADE Call-Up is the ninth in D-Fenders history and the 36th in the NBA Development League this season.
Signed to an NBA roster for the second time this year, Fortson, appeared in four NBA games for the Clippers from Jan. 16-22, averaging 4.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 11.2 minutes. Additionally, Fortson, a 5-11 point guard out of Arkansas, has averaged 17.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 2.1 steals in 29 games (14 starts) for the D-Fenders this season.
Named to the SEC All-Freshman team in 2009, Fortson started at Arkansas as a true freshman, leading all freshman nationally in assists (5.9) while ranking 18th in the nation overall. What’s more, Fortson recorded the second triple-double (20 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists) (12/10/09 vs. NC Central) in school history and received Second All-SEC team honors (2010) his sophomore season. Fortson, who turned pro after two years in Fayetteville, was claimed by the D-League’s Reno Big Horns in 2010 before he joined the D-Fenders in 2011.