NBA Development League Announces 2012-13 All-NBA D-League Selections

17 GATORADE Call-Ups, 11 Players on NBA Rosters Highlight All-NBA D-League Selections
NEW YORK, April 26, 2013 – Andrew Goudelock, the 2013 NBA Development League Most Valuable Player and a current member of the Los Angeles Lakers, headlines the 2013 NBA D-League First Team, as voted on by the league’s 16 head coaches. Goudelock is joined by Bakersfield Jam guard Jerel McNeal, now a member of the Utah Jazz, Tony Mitchell, the 2013 NBA D-League Rookie of the Year and a Fort Wayne Mad Ants forward, Sioux Falls Skyforce forward and NBA veteran Demetris Nichols and Jam center Brian Butch.

Named to the second team were five players with NBA experience, including three currently on NBA rosters: Cory Joseph (Austin Toros/San Antonio Spurs), Kris Joseph (Springfield Armor/Brooklyn Nets) and Tim Ohlbrecht (Rio Grande Valley Vipers/ Rockets). Cory Joseph, Kris Joseph and Ohlbrecht are joined by GATORADE Call-Ups Travis Leslie of the Santa Cruz Warriors and Damion James of the Bakersfield Jam. Leslie and Ohlbrecht are currently competing against each other in the 2013 NBA D-League Finals.

All five players on the third team also have NBA experience, with two current NBA Players, Justin Holiday (Idaho Stampede/Philadelphia 76ers) and DaJuan Summers (Maine Red Claws/Los Angeles Clippers), highlighting the squad. GATORADE Call-Ups Holiday and Summers are joined by Rio Grande Valley’s D.J. Kennedy, Maine’s Chris Wright, and Los Angeles’ Jerome Jordan.

In total, 13 of the 15 players selected to this year’s All-NBA D-League First, Second, and third teams have NBA experience, with eight earning GATORADE Call-Ups during the 2012-13 season and seven currently on NBA rosters. Of those seven, five are on NBA teams currently competing in the Playoffs.

An additional 12 playerss earned All-NBA D-League Honorable Mentions, including Santa Cruz’s Hilton Armstrong, Tulsa’s Rasual Butler, Texas’ Justin Dentmon, Canton’s Kyle Gibson, Santa Cruz’s Stefhon Hannah, Fort Wayne’s Ron Howard, Bakersfield’s Renaldo Major, Canton’s Arinze Onuaku, Tulsa’s Daniel Orton, on assignment from the Oklahoma City Thunder, Springfield’s Willie Reed, now a member of the Memphis Grizzlies, Reno’s Samardo Samuels, and Iowa’s Chris Wright.

Fifteen first-year professionals were selected to the 2013 NBA D-League All-Rookie First, Second and Third Teamss. The First Team is made up of 2013 NBA D-League Rookie of the Year Mitchell, along with Canton’s Jorge Gutierrez, Springfield’s Kris Joseph, now a member of the Brooklyn Nets, Maine’s Fab Melo, playing on the team on assignment from the Boston Celtics, and Santa Cruz’s Scott Machado, playing on the team on assignment from the Golden State Warriors. The second team is comprised of Canton’s Micheal Eric, Austin’s JaMychal Green, Rio Grande Valley’s Chris Johnson and Glen Rice, Jr., and Tulsa’s Dominique Sutton. The third team features Idaho’s Carlon Brown, Bakersfield’s Chris Cooper, Rio Grande Valley’s Toure Murry, Bakersfield’s James Nunnally and Tulsa’s Tony Taylor.

The 2013 NBA D-League All-Defensive First Team is made up of the 2013 NBA D-League Defensive Player of the Year, Santa Cruz’ Hannah, along with Canton’s Gutierrez, Bakersfield’s James, Maine’s Melo and Maine’s Wright. The second team includes Santa Cruz’s Armstrong, Idaho’s Holiday, Austin’s Joseph, Rio Grande Valley’s Murry, and Maine’s Mark Tyndale. The third teamis comprised of Santa Cruz’s Mickell Gladness, Iowa’s Othyus Jeffers, Los Angeles’ Elijah Millsap, Austin’s Chris Roberts and Fort Wayne’s Sadiel Rojas.

Four players who earned GATORADE Call-Ups to the NBA during the 2012-13 NBA D-League season earned All-Rookie or All-Defensive team honors.

The All-NBA Development League, All-Rookie and All-Defensive Team results are below.

2013 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE TEAMS
FIRST TEAM
Position Player Team
Guard Andrew Goudelock* Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Guard Jerel McNeal* Bakersfield Jam
Forward Tony Mitchell Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Forward Demetris Nichols Sioux Falls Skyforce
Center Brian Butch Bakersfield Jam
SECOND TEAM
Position Player Team
Guard Cory Joseph* Austin Toros
Guard Travis Leslie Santa Cruz Warriors
Forward Damion James Bakersfield Jam
Forward Kris Joseph* Springfield Armor
Center Tim Ohlbrecht* Rio Grande Valley Vipers
THIRD TEAM
Position Player Team
Guard D.J. Kennedy Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Guard Justin Holiday* Idaho Stampede
Forward DaJuan Summers* Maine Red Claws
Forward Chris Wright Maine Red Claws
Center Jerome Jordan Los Angeles D-Fenders
HONORABLE MENTION
Position Player Team
Guard Justin Dentmon Texas Legends
Guard Chris Wright Iowa Energy
Guard Stefhon Hannah Santa Cruz Warriors
Guard Kyle Gibson Canton Charge
Forward Ron Howard Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Forward Rasual Butler Tulsa 66ers
Forward Samardo Samuels Reno Bighorns
Forward Arinze Onuaku Canton Charge
Forward Renaldo Major Bakersfield Jam
Center Willie Reed* Springfield Armor
Center Daniel Orton* Tulsa 66ers
Center Hilton Armstrong Santa Cruz Warriors
2013 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE ALL-ROOKIE TEAMS
FIRST TEAM
Position Player eam
Guard Jorge Gutierrez Canton Charge
Guard Scott Machado* Santa Cruz Warriors
Forward Tony Mitchell Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Forward Kris Joseph* Springfield Armor
Center Fab Melo* Maine Red Claws
SECOND TEAM
Position Player Team
Guard Glen Rice, Jr. Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Guard Dominique Sutton Tulsa 66ers
Forward JaMychal Green Austin Toros
Forward Chris Johnson Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Center Micheal Eric Canton Charge
THIRD TEAM
Position Player Team
Guard Carlon Brown Idaho Stampede
Guard Tony Taylor Tulsa 66ers
Forward Toure Murry Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Forward James Nunnally Bakersfield Jam
Center Chris Cooper Bakersfield Jam
2013 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAMS
FIRST TEAM
Position Player Team
Guard Stefhon Hannah Santa Cruz Warriors
Guard Jorge Gutierrez Canton Charge
Forward Chris Wright Maine Red Claws
Forward Damion James Bakersfield Jam
Center Fab Melo* Maine Red Claws
SECOND TEAM
Position Player Team
Guard Justin Holiday* Idaho Stampede
Guard Cory Joseph* Austin Toros
Forward Mark Tyndale Maine Red Claws
Forward Toure Murry Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Center Hilton Armstrong Santa Cruz Warriors
THIRD TEAM
Position Player Team
Guard Chris Roberts Austin Toros
Guard Sadiel Rojas Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Forward Othyus Jeffers Iowa Energy
Forward Elijah Millsap Los Angeles D-Fenders
Center Mickell Gladness Santa Cruz Warriors


* - Finished the 2012-13 season on an NBA roster