2009 NBA D-League All-Star Replacements Announced

Austin's Marcus Williams will make his first NBA D-League All-Star appearance.
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NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2009 – Erie’s Erik Daniels, Iowa’s Othyus Jeffers and Austin’s Marcus Williams were today selected to replace Tulsa’s Chris Richard, (injured), Iowa’s Cartier Martin (GATORADE Call-Up to the Charlotte Bobcats) and Austin’s Malik Hairston (recalled by the San Antonio Spurs) in the 2009 NBA D-League All-Star Game.

Daniels, who will also participate in the NBA D-League’s Dream Factory Friday Night skills competition in a game of H.O.R.S.E., is averaging 21.3 points (5th in the NBA D-League) and 10.1 rebounds (4th in the NBA D-League) in 31 games for the BayHawks while Jeffers is averaging 19.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 24 games for the Energy and Williams is averaging 20.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 26 games for the Toros.

Jeffers will play for the Red Team, while Daniels and Williams will suit up for the Blue Team.

The third annual NBA D-League All-Star Game will take place on Saturday, Feb. 14 on Center Court at NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas and will be televised live on NBA TV at 2 p.m. MT.

NBA D-League All-Stars must be on an active NBA D-League roster in order to participate in the game.



2009 RED TEAM
PLAYER (TEAM)
POS.
HT.
WT.
BIRTHDATE
FROM
Blake Ahearn (Dakota) G 6-2 190 5/27/84 Missouri State
Maurice Baker (Dakota) G 6-1 195 7/28/79 Oklahoma State
Derrick Byars (Bakersfield) G 6-7 220 4/25/84 Vanderbilt
Trey Johnson (Bakersfield/Cavaliers) G 6-6 215 8/30/84 Jackson State
Othyus Jeffers (Iowa) G/F 6-5 200 8/5/85 Illinois-Chicago
Luke Jackson (Idaho) F 6-7 212 11/6/81 Oregon
Richard Hendrix (Dakota) F 6-9 255 11/15/86 Alabama
Brent Petway (Idaho) F 6-8 205 5/12/85 Michigan
Lance Allred (Idaho) C 6-11 260 2/21/85 Weber State
Courtney Sims (Iowa) C 6-11 230 10/21/83 Michigan
Head Coach: Nick Nurse (Iowa), Assistant: Gary Garner (Iowa)
Athletic Trainer: Tim Moran (Iowa)

2009 BLUE TEAM
PLAYER (TEAM)
POS.
HT.
WT.
BIRTHDATE
FROM
Will Conroy (Albuquerque) G 6-2 195 12/8/82 Washington
Walker Russell (Fort Wayne) G 6-0 170 19/6/82 Jacksonville State
Cedric Bozeman (Anaheim) G 6-6 207 3/7/83 UCLA
James White (Anaheim) G 6-7 200 10/21/82 Cincinnati
Marcus Williams (Austin) F 6-7 205 11/18/86 Arizona
Ronald Dupree (Utah) F 6-7 209 1/26/81 LSU
Antonio Meeking (Reno) F 6-7 270 8/24/81 Louisiana Tech
Josh Davis (Colorado) F 6-8 242 8/10/80 Wyoming
Chris Hunter (Fort Wayne) C 6-11 240 7/7/84 Michigan
Erik Daniels (Erie) F 6-8 225 4/1/82 Kentucky
Head Coach: Quin Snyder (Austin), Assistant: Wendell Alexis (Austin)
Athletic Trainer: Daisuke Yamaguchi (Austin)