Red Claws Forward Also Participating in Shooting Stars Competition

PORTLAND, ME - The Maine Red Claws, presented by Quirk Chevrolet, today announced that forward Lawrence Hill has been named to the 2012 NBA Development League All-Star Team. The sixth annual NBA D-League All-Star Game will take place this Saturday in Orlando, FL.

Hill will replace injured Canton Charge forward Tyrell Biggs on the Eastern Conference team. Hill had earlier been selected to participate in the third-annual Shooting Stars Competition. Featuring four teams of three players, the Shooting Stars Competition features six numbered shooting locations of increasing difficulty, with each team attempting to make all shots in numeric order in the fastest time.

A 6-8, 220 lb. forward out of Stanford University, Hill participated in the Sacramento Kings 2011 training camp, appearing in one preseason game where he grabbed one rebound in one minute off the bench on December 17 at Golden State. He appeared in 5 games with the Texas Legends this season, averaging 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds, before being acquired by the Red Claws in a midseason trade. Since joining the Red Claws, he has been a steadying force, averaging 13.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in 21 games.

“We thrilled for Lawrence and know that he will make all of Crustacean Nation proud at the 2012 NBA D-League All-Star Game,” said Red Claws President and General Manager Jon Jennings. “As a player and as a person, Lawrence is an example of all that the NBA D-League should be proud of. I know that Red Claws fans will tune in this weekend to see him compete with the best in the league.”

The sixth annual NBA D-League All-Star Game presented by 26 Seconds will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25 on Center Court at NBA All-Star Jam Session and will be televised live on NBA TV at 2 p.m. ET. The fifth-annual NBA Development League Dream Factory presented by Haier will begin at halftime of the All-Star Game with the Dunk Contest, which will also air live on NBA TV. Dream Factory will resume after the game concludes with the Shooting Stars and the 3-Point Competition. The Dream Factory events following the All-Star Game will be carried live on NBA Futurecast.