Memphis Grizzlies Re-Assign Tony Wroten to NBA D-League Affiliate Reno Bighorns

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2013 – The Memphis Grizzlies today re-assigned rookie guard Tony Wroten to the Reno Bighorns, the Grizzlies’ NBA Development League affiliate. The assignment is the record 101st of the 2012-13 NBA and NBA D-League seasons, and is the second for Wroten this year. He is one of a record 49 NBA players who’ve been assigned to the NBA D-League this season.

Wroten (6-6, 208, Washington) has appeared in three games for Memphis this season, scoring two points, grabbing two rebounds and dishing out two assists in 14 minutes. In his previous eight-game stints with Reno, Wroten averaged 13.6 points, 3.8 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 24.6 minutes.

Selected in the first round (25th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft, Wroten spent one year with the Huskies, when he averaged 16.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.9 steals. For his efforts, he was named All-Pac 12 Freshman of the Year (2012).

Wroten is expected to join the Bighorns today and be available when the team plays at Idaho on Saturday, Jan. 12 in Reno.

Grizzlies fans can follow Wroten’s time in Reno by logging onto NBADLeague.com to watch all of the Bighorns games live, online, for free.