NBA Development League Announces 2005-06 All-League Selections



Roanoke's Will Bynum and Florida's Andre Barrett earned NBA D-League First Team honors.
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GREENVILLE, S.C., March 27 – A pair of high-scoring guards from the Roanoke Dazzle, Will Bynum and Anthony Grundy, highlight the 2005-06 All-NBA Development League First Team as voted on by the league head coaches. Rounding out the first team are Austin forward Marcus Fizer, Fort Worth swingman Ime Udoka and Florida guard Andre Barrett.

Three of the first-team choices have spent time on NBA rosters this season, Fizer with the Seattle SuperSonics, while Bynum is currently with the Golden State Warriors and Barrett with the Toronto Raptors. Bynum and Grundy led the D-League in scoring for virtually the entire season and Grundy is the first player to score 1,000 points in a D-League season.

The All-D-League second team consists of three forwards, a guard and a pair of post players. Isiah Victor of Roanoke, Jamar Smith of Austin and Erik Daniels of Fayetteville hold down the forward spots. Guard John Lucas III of Tulsa, along with centers Luke Schenscher of Fort Worth and Scott Merritt of Austin round out the second team.

“Our coaches did a terrific job of selecting the All-D-League first and second teams given the abundance of talent in the league,” Senior Director of Basketball Operations and Player Personnel Chris Alpert said. “All the players, first and second team selections, as well as honorable mention choices, had exceptional seasons.”

Players earning All-NBA D-League honorable mention include guards Will Conroy (Tulsa), Tierre Brown (Albuquerque), Clay Tucker (Arkansas), Kelenna Azubuike (Fort Worth), Derrick Zimmerman (Austin) and Ramel Curry (Austin); centers Andreas Glyniadakis (Albuquerque) and James Lang (Arkansas); forwards Brian Jackson (Arkansas), Theron Smith (Florida), Desmon Farmer (Tulsa) and T.J. Cummings (Albuquerque).

The Austin Toros had five all-league selections each, including first, second and honorable mention. Albuquerque, Arkansas, Fort Worth, Roanoke and Tulsa had three each.

The final All-NBA Development League team results:

2005-06 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE FIRST TEAM

Position Player Team
Forward Marcus Fizer Austin Toros
Forward Ime Udoka Fort Worth Flyers
Guard Andre Barrett Florida Flame
Guard Will Bynum Roanoke Dazzle
Guard Anthony Grundy Roanoke Dazzle

2005-06 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE SECOND TEAM

Position Player Team
Forward Erik Daniels Fayetteville Patriots
Forward Jamar Smith Austin Toros
Forward Isiah Victor Roanoke Dazzle
Center Scott Merritt Austin Toros
Center Luke Schenscher Fort Worth Flyers
Guard John Lucas III Tulsa 66ers

2005-06 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE HONORABLE MENTION

Position Player Team
Forward T.J. Cummings Albuquerque Thunderbirds
Forward Desmon Farmer Tulsa 66ers
Forward Brian Jackson Arkansas RimRockers
Forward Theron Smith Florida Flame
Center Andreas Glyniadakis Albuquerque Thunderbirds
Center James Lang Arkansas RimRockers
Guard Kelenna Azubuike Fort Worth Flyers
Guard Tierre Brown Albuquerque Thunderbirds
Guard Will Conroy Tulsa 66ers
Guard Ramel Curry Austin Toros
Guard Clay Tucker Arkansas RimRockers
Guard Derrick Zimmerman Austin Toros

2005-06 ALL-NBA D-LEAGUE -- By Team

Team Player Position All-D-League
Albuquerque T.J. Cummings Forward Honorable Mention
Albuquerque Andreas Glyniadakis Center Honorable Mention
Albuquerque Tierre Brown Guard Honorable Mention
       
Arkansas Brian Jackson Forward Honorable Mention
Arkansas James Lang Center Honorable Mention
Arkansas Clay Tucker Guard Honorable Mention
       
Austin Marcus Fizer Forward First Team
Austin Jamar Smith Forward Second Team
Austin Scott Merritt Center Second Team
Austin Ramel Curry Guard Honorable Mention
Austin Derrick Zimmerman Guard Honorable Mention
       
Fayetteville Erik Daniels Forward Second Team
       
Florida Andre Barrett Guard First Team
Florida Theron Smith Forward Honorable Mention
       
Fort Worth Ime Udoka Forward First Team
Fort Worth Luke Schenscher Center Second Team
Fort Worth Kelenna Azubuike Guard Honorable Mention
       
Roanoke Will Bynum Guard First Team
Roanoke Anthony Grundy Guard First Team
Roanoke Isiah Victor Forward Second Team
       
Tulsa John Lucas III Guard Second Team
Tulsa Desmon Farmer Forward Honorable Mention
Tulsa Will Conroy Guard Honorable Mention