NBA Development League Announces 2007-08 GATORADE All-League Selections



Randy Livingston was named First Team All-D-League for the second straight year.
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NEW YORK, April 6, 2008 – Sioux Falls Skyforce forward Kasib Powell, the 2008 NBA Development League’s Most Valuable Player and 2007 MVP Randy Livingston an Idaho Stampede guard, headline the 2007-08 GATORADE All-NBA Development League First Team. The squad is rounded out by Colorado guard Eddie Gill, Los Angeles forward Sean Banks and Austin’s Ian Mahinmi, an assigned center from the San Antonio Spurs.

Two members of the Dakota Wizards – guard Blake Ahearn, currently with the Miami Heat and center Rod Benson - earned spots on the GATORADE All-NBA Development League Second Team. The duo from Dakota is joined by Austin guard Andre Barrett, Colorado forward Kaniel Dickens and Idaho forward Lance Allred, currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The GATORADE All-NBA Development League Third Team consists of Colorado guard Billy Thomas, Utah’s Morris Almond, a guard on assignment from the Utah Jazz, Dakota forward Carlos Powell, former Austin forward Marcus Williams, currently playing with the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles center Jelani McCoy.

“With so many talented players in the League this year, it was a challenge for our coaches to select the All-League teams,” Chris Alpert, D-League Vice President of Basketball Operations and Player Personnel said. “The League congratulates the First, Second and Third team selections, as well as the honorable mentions, for their phenomenal seasons.”

The All-NBA Development League team results:
* - player currently in NBA

2007-08 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE FIRST TEAM

Position Player Team
Guard Randy Livingston Idaho Stampede
Guard Eddie Gill Colorado 14ers
Forward Kasib Powell Sioux Falls Skyforce
Forward Sean Banks Los Angeles D-Fenders
Center Ian Mahinmi Austin Toros/Spurs

2007-08 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE SECOND TEAM

Position Player Team
Guard Andre Barrett Austin Toros
Guard Blake Ahearn* Dakota Wizards
Forward Kaniel Dickens Colorado 14ers
Forward Lance Allred* Idaho Stampede
Center Rod Benson Dakota Wizards

2007-08 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE THIRD TEAM

Position Player Team
Guard Billy Thomas Colorado 14ers
Guard Morris Almond* Utah Flash/Jazz
Forward Carlos Powell Dakota Wizards
Forward Marcus Williams* Austin Toros
Center Jelani McCoy Los Angeles D-Fenders

2007-08 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE HONORABLE MENTION

Position Player Team
Guard Adam Harrington Tulsa 66ers
Guard Desmon Farmer Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Guard Ramon Sessions* Tulsa 66ers/Bucks
Guard Earl Calloway Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Guard/Forward Dermarr Johnson Austin Toros
Forward Stephane Lasme* Los Angeles D-Fenders
Forward Justin Reed Bakersfield Jam
Forward Mike Hall Tulsa 66ers
Center Mouhamed Sene Idaho Stampede/SuperSonics
Forward Cory Violette Idaho Stampede
Guard Nick Fazekas* Tulsa 66ers/Mavericks
Center Chris Alexander Sioux Falls Skyforce