D-League Performer of the Week: December 10
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Rod Benson of the Dakota Wizards is the third D-League Performer of the Week for the 2007-08 season.
Benson set a D-League single-game record with 28 rebounds, and also scored 28 points, in Sunday's 115-105 victory over the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Benson broke the previous record of 26 rebounds set by Rodney Bias of Huntsville on March 24, 2005. In the Wizards other game of the week, Benson scored 25 points with 15 rebounds as the Wizards defeated Idaho. Benson finishes the week with averages of 26.5 points, 21.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.0 assists while shooting 21-27 from the field in two games.
Benson, a 6-10 forward from California, is averaging 15.0 points and a league-leading 14.5 rebounds in his second season with the Wizards. He spent time with the New Jersey Nets in training camp prior to this season. Benson averaged 8.3 points and 6.4 rebounds last season in 49 D-League games, splitting time between the Wizards and Austin Toros.
Darius Washington, Austin: Washington recorded a triple-double of 26 points, ten rebounds, and ten assists in his only game of the past week. It is the first triple-double by a D-League player this season.
Kyrylo Fesenko, Utah: Fesenko averaged 21.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks in his first two games since being re-assigned to Utah.
Jeremy Richardson, Fort Wayne: Richardson averaged 28.0 points and 5.3 rebounds in three games.
Luke Jackson, Idaho: Jackson scored 30 points and added nine assists in his D-League season debut last Tuesday.
Sean Banks, Los Angeles: Banks averaged 21.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in two games for Los Angeles.
Other Top D-League Performances
Alando Tucker, Albuquerque - 27 points, six rebounds in Saturday's loss to Colorado
Steven Smith, Anaheim - 28 points, seven rebounds in Wednesday's win over Utah.
Andre Barrett, Bakersfield - 32 points, eight assists in Thursday's loss to Iowa.
Kaniel Dickens, Colorado - 28 points, three rebounds in Saturday's win over Albuquerque
Randy Livingston, Idaho - 37 points, ten assists in Friday's win loss to Sioux Falls.
Mike Efevberha, Iowa - 28 points, five rebounds in Thursday's win over Bakersfield.
Gabe Muoneke, Rio Grande Valley - 30 points, four rebounds, four assists in Sunday's win over Tulsa.
Kasib Powell, Sioux Falls - 20 points, 12 rebounds in Sunday's loss to Dakota.
Nick Fazekas, Tulsa - 18 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists in Saturday's loss to Austin.