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Los Angeles' Brandon Costner Named NBA D-League Player of the Month

NEW YORK, Jan 5, 2012 – Los Angeles D-Fenders forward Brandon Costner has been named NBA Development League Player of the Month for games played in Nov. and Dec. The honor, the first of the 2011-12 season, is also the first of Costner’s NBA D-League career.

Costner (6-9, 235, North Carolina State), led Los Angeles to a 10-6 record during Nov. and Dec., averaging 25.7 points on 47-percent shooting to go with 6.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists. He scored a season-high 42 points in a 90-97 loss to the Idaho Stampede on Dec. 10, and four-times notched 30-plus point games. For his efforts, he was named NBA D-League Performer of the week on Dec. 12.

Other top performers considered include:

...Austin’s Justin Dentmon;
...Bakersfield’s Renaldo Major;
...Canton’s Tyrell Biggs;
...Dakota’s Maurice Baker;
...Erie’s Kyle Goldcamp;
...Fort Wayne’s Ron Howard;
...Idaho’s Seth Tarver;
...Iowa’s Moses Ehambe;
...Maine’s Courtney Pigram;
...Rio Grande Valley’s Tyren Johnson;
...Reno’s Blake Ahearn;
...Springfield’s Lance Hurdle;
...Sioux Falls’ Charles Garcia;
...Texas’ Chris Roberts;
...and Tulsa’s Marcus Lewis.