NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2010 – Top NBA D-League prospects Dontell Jefferson (Utah), Reggie Williams (Sioux Falls), Carlos Powell (Albuquerque), Anthony Tolliver (Idaho), and Joey Dorsey (Rio Grande Valley Vipers, on assignment from the Houston Rockets) comprise the 2010 NBA D-League All-Showcase First Team. The team was voted on by a group of NBA D-League head coaches and NBA scouts following the week-long, 16-game event at Qwest Arena in Boise, Idaho.
Jefferson, who spent part of the 2008-09 season with the Charlotte Bobcats following a GATORADE Call-Up, led the Flash, averaging 26.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists, including a 32-point performance on Jan. 7 in a win over Fort Wayne. Williams, who was named NBA D-League Performer of the Week for games played during the week of Dec. 21, 2009, scored an NBA D-League Showcase-high 43 points on Jan. 6, and averaged 29.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists during the event as the Skyforce went 1-1.
Tolliver, who is back in Boise after a GATORADE Call-Up to the Portland Trail Blazers, averaged 21.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists, as the Stampede went 2-0 on his team's home floor. Dorsey, on assignment from the Houston Rockets, averaged 17.5 points, shooting 11-of-11 from the floor during a Jan. 6 win over Bakersfield, to go with 11.0 rebounds, as the Vipers went 1-1.
The NBA D-League All-Showcase Second Team features Maurice Baker (Dakota), Alonzo Gee (Austin), Morris Almond (Springfield), DJ White (Tulsa, on assignment from the Oklahoma City Thunder), and Alade Aminu (Erie).
Five players earned NBA D-League All-Showcase Third Team honors: Tulsa’s Mustafa Shakur, Iowa’s Curtis Stinson and Cartier Martin, Rio Grande Valley’s Antonio Anderson, and Austin’s Dwayne Jones.
An additional 12 players earned Honorable Mention accolades for their performances last week, including: Cedric Jackson (Erie), Russell Robinson (Reno), Ron Howard (Fort Wayne), Garrett Temple (Rio Grande Valley), Mario West (Maine), Romel Beck (Dakota), Desmon Farmer (Reno), Brian Butch (Bakersfield), Earl Barron (Iowa), Cedric Simmons (Idaho Stampede), Diamon Simpson (Los Angeles), and Jared Reiner (Fort Wayne).
A full list of players is below:
2010 NBA D-League Showcase First Team:
Dontell Jefferson, Utah Flash
Reggie Williams, Sioux Falls Skyforce
Carlos Powell, Albuquerque Thunderbirds
Anthony Tolliver, Idaho Stampede
Joey Dorsey, Rio Grande Valley Vipers (Rockets)*
2010 NBA D-League Showcase Second Team:
Maurice Baker, Dakota Wizards
Alonzo Gee, Austin Toros
Morris Almond, Springfield Armor
DJ White, Tulsa 66ers (Thunder)*
Alade Aminu, Erie BayHawks
2010 NBA D-League Showcase Third Team:
Mustafa Shakur, Tulsa 66ers
Curtis Stinson, Iowa Energy
Cartier Martin, Iowa Energy
Antonio Anderson, Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Dwayne Jones, Austin Toros
2010 NBA D-League Showcase Honorable Mention:
Cedric Jackson, Erie BayHawks
Russell Robinson, Reno Bighorns
Ron Howard, Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Garrett Temple, Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Mario West, Maine Red Claws
Romel Beck, Dakota Wizards
Desmon Farmer, Reno Bighorns
Brian Butch, Bakersfield Jam
Earl Barron, Iowa Energy
Cedric Simmons, Idaho Stampede
Diamon Simpson, Los Angeles D-Fenders
Jared Reiner, Fort Wayne Mad Ants