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Iowa's Othyus Jeffers Named NBA D-League Performer of the Week

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2010 Othyus Jeffers of the Iowa Energy was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played during the week of Nov. 21.

A 6-5, 200-pound guard/forward, Jeffers led Iowa to a 2-1 record for the week, averaging 25.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.3 steals. Iowa earned a 111-103 win over Dakota on Monday and split back-to-back games against Tulsa on Friday and Saturday.

Jeffers put up 32 points, 18 rebounds and four assists in Iowa’s 123-111 victory at Tulsa on Friday. Though the 66ers earned a 116-108 win over the Energy on Saturday, Jeffers had a game-high 31 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Other top performers last week included Austin’s Lewis Clinch, who averaged 24.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in two games; Bakersfield’s Trey Johnson, who averaged 25.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in two games; Dakota’s Chris Johnson, who averaged 26.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game; Idaho’s Walter Sharpe, who averaged 19.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in two games; Maine’s DeShawn Sims, who averaged 19.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in two games; New Mexico’s Alan Anderson, who averaged 27.0 points and 8.5 rebounds in two games, and Shane Edwards, who averaged 22.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in two games; Reno’s Patrick Ewing Jr., who averaged 18.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in two games, and Aaron Miles, who averaged 16.5 points, 12.5 assists and 6.0 rebounds in two games; Rio Grande Valley’s Jerel McNeal, who averaged 20.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in two games; Springfield’s Scottie Reynolds, who averaged 25.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists in two games; Texas’ Joe Alexander, who averaged 19.5 points, 12.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists in two games, and Antonio Daniels, who averaged 17.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.5 assists in two games; Tulsa’s Zabian Dowdell, who averaged 22.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in two games; and Utah’s Orien Greene, who averaged 25.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in two games.