D-League Performer of the Week, December 17, 2007
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Alando Tucker of the Albuquerque Thunderbirds is the fourth D-League Performer of the Week for the 2007-08 season.
Tucker, a rookie on assignment from the Phoenix Suns, scored 40 points with eight rebounds on Friday night in a win over the Bakersfield Jam. His 40 point effort is tied for the most points scored in a D-League game this season. Tucker returned on Saturday to scored 32 points and add five rebounds in a win over Anaheim. For the week, Tucker averaged 36.0 points and 6.5 rebounds while leading the Thunderbirds to two victories. He shot .519 (27-52) from the field, including 6-10 from three-point range.
Tucker, a 6-6 forward from Wisconsin, was the 29th overall pick by the Suns in the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft. He is averaging 28.2 points, tied for second in the D-League, and 7.0 rebounds in five games since being assigned to Albuquerque on November 29. Wisconsin's all-time leading scorer, a first-team All-American and the 2006-07 Big Ten Player of the Year, Tucker averaged 6.0 points in two games with the Suns before he was assigned.
Morris Almond, Utah: Almond averaged 31.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in his first two games since being assigned to Utah by the Jazz.
C.J. Watson, Rio Grande Valley: Watson averaged 24.3 points and 9.9 assists in three games last week while shooting .511 (22-43) from the field.
Jeremy Richardson, Fort Wayne: Richardson averaged 31.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 3.0 steals in three games for the Mad Ants.
Keith Langford, Austin: Langford averaged 25.0 points on .527 (29-55) as the Toros won all three games.
Gabe Muoneke, Rio Grande Valley: Muoneke averaged 27.0 points and 5.6 rebounds in three games for the Vipers.
Other Top D-League Performances
Ivan Johnson, Anaheim - 19 points, 15 rebounds in Saturday's loss to Albuquerque.
Andre Barrett, Bakersfield - 27 points, eight assists in Sunday's loss to Los Angeles.
Kaniel Dickens, Colorado - 33 points in Saturday's win over Colorado.
Carlos Powell, Dakota - 37 points, six rebouns in Thursday's win over Fort Wayne.
Randy Livingston, Idaho - 17 points, 12 assists in Saturday's loss to Austin.
Dwayne Mitchell, Iowa - 23 points, 12 rebounds in Friday's win over Sioux Falls.
Brian Chase, Los Angeles - 26 points, eight rebounds in Saturday's win over Utah.
Kasib Powell, Sioux Falls - 29 points, 11 rebounds in Sunday's win over Dakota.
Ramon Sessions, Tulsa - 20 points, seven rebounds, seven assists in Saturday's win over Iowa.