Legends' Damion James Named NBA D-League Performer of the Week

NEW YORK, March 10, 2014 -- Texas Legendsí forward Damion James was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, March 4 Ė Sunday, March 9. The award is the first for James, who becomes the second Legends player to be honored as Performer of the Week this season.

James (6-7, 225, Texas) led the Legends to a 3-0 week last week, averaging 24.7 points to go with 14.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.7 blocks. He recorded a season-high 19 rebounds on March 6, in a 126-119 win over the Iowa Energy, scoring 34 points to tie his season best.

James, who was traded to Texas from the Bakersfield Jam last month, is averaging 24.9 points and 12.0 rebounds in eight games with the Legends. For the season, he is averaging 16.4 points and 7.9 rebounds in 35 total games.

Other top performers considered included Cantonís Arinze Onuaku, playing on assignment from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angelesí Manny Harris, Maineís Tyshawn Taylor, Springfieldís Willie Reed and Sioux Fallsí Larry Drew II.