Skyforce's DeAndre Liggins Named NBA Development Player of the Week

NEW YORK, Dec. 30, 2013 – DeAndre Liggins of the Sioux Falls Skyforce was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Dec. 23 – Sunday, Dec. 29.

Liggins, a 6-6, 209 pound guard from Kentucky, led Sioux Falls to a 2-1 record last week, including a Christmas day victory over the Iowa Energy. Liggins averaged 23.0 points, while shooting 48 percent from the field, to go with 9.7 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.7 blocks. He began with an 18-point, 11-rebound double-double, adding eight assists in the 112-99 win over the Energy on Christmas day. Liggins finished the week with two more contests against the Energy, scoring more than 20 points in both outings.

The honor is the first for Liggins, who is averaging 16.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 39.6 minutes in 13 games, all starts, for Sioux Falls this season.

Other top performers considered include Maine’s Frank Gaines, Rio Grande Valley’s Robert Covington, on assignment from the Houston Rockets, Santa Cruz’s Dewayne Dedmon, Sioux Falls’ Justin Hamilton, Springfield’s Dennis Horner, Texas’ Devin Ebanks and Tulsa’s Mario Little.