Mustafa Shakur Named NBA D-League Performer of the Week
NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 -- Tulsa 66ers guard Mustafa Shakur was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, March 24 - Sunday, March 30. The award is the first for Shakur this season. He joins Rodney Bartholomew and Reggie Williams as 66ers to be honored during the 2013-14 campaign.
Shakur (6-3, 190, Arizona) led the 66ers to a 2-0 week, defeating the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Austin Toros on back-to-back nights. For the week, Shakur averaged and NBA D-League high 30.0 points to go with 9.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists, good for fourth-best in the NBA D-League. He recorded a 29-point, 11-rebound, 10-assist triple-double against the Vipers on March 28, the first such game of his four-year NBA D-League career. Shakur returned the next night to score 31 points against the Toros.
Shakur, who earned a GATORADE Call-Up to the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this month, has appeared in 20 games for the 66ers this season, averaging 16.7 points, 6.1 assists and 4.2 rebounds. Other top performers considered included Iowa’s Curtis Stinson, Santa Cruz’s Lance Goulbourne, Sioux Falls’ Craig Smith and Springfield’s Adonis Thomas.