NEW YORK, April 2, 2010 – Alexander Johnson of the Sioux Falls Skyforce has been named NBA Development League Player of the Month for games played in March. The honor is the first of Johnsons’ career and the second for the Skyforce this season.
In 11 games for the Skyforce, The 6-9 forward out of Florida State averaged 24.5 points, 10.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting 60 percent (81-of-134) from the field and leading Sioux Falls to a 9-3 record. During the month, Johnson scored in double figures in all 11 games, including scoring a season-high 32 points in a 99-98 road win over the Maine Red Claws on March 7. Johnson led the Skyforce in scoring and rebounding six times during the month.
For the season, Johnson is averaging 23.0 points, 11.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 27 games.
Also receiving consideration for NBA D-League Player of the Month honors for March were Erie’s Blake Ahearn, Iowa’s Earl Barron, Reno’s Rod Benson, Bakersfield’s Brian Butch, Rio Grande Valley’s Will Conroy, Utah’s Orien Greene, Bakersfield’s Trey Johnson, Ausitn’s Dwayne Jones, Fort Wayne’s Oliver Lafayette, Iowa’s Curtis Stinson and Idaho’s Donell Taylor.