D-League Performer of the Week: December 24, 2007

Morris Almond, Utah Flash

Morris Almond, Utah Flash
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Morris Almond of the Utah Flash is the fifth D-League Performer of the Week for the 2007-08 season.

Almond tied Clay Tucker's D-League regular season record when he scored 51 points in Utah's win over Austin on Friday. He returned to action on Saturday with 36 points and nine rebounds against Bakersfield as he led the Flash to their second straight win. Over two games, Almond averaged 43.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.0 steals while shooting .471 (32-68) from the field.

A 6-6 guard out of Rice, Almond was the 25th overall pick by Utah in the 2007 NBA Draft. Assigned to the Flash on December 6, Almond leads the D-League with 32.0 points in six games, while adding 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest. He appeared in four NBA games for the Jazz before his assignment to the D-League.

D-League Performer of the Week Archive

Honorable Mention:

Carlos Powell, Dakota: Powell averaged 31.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 7.5 assists while leading Dakota to two wins.

C.J. Watson, Rio Grande Valley: Watson averaged 31.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 9.5 assists in two games for the Vipers.

Elton Brown, Colorado: Brown averaged 24.0 points and 12.8 rebounds in four games for Colorado.

Taurean Green, Idaho: On assignment from Portland, Green averaged 23.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 12.0 assists and led the Stampede to two wins.

Gabe Muoneke, Rio Grande Valley: Muoneke averaged 28.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in two games for the Vipers. He leads all non-assigned players in the D-League with 26.2 points per game.

Other Top D-League Performances

Steven Smith, Anaheim - 29 points, 4 rebounds in Friday's win over Colorado.
Scooter McFadgon, Bakersfield - 26 points, 13 rebounds in Friday's loss to Idaho.
Marcus Williams, Austin - 26 points, eight rebounds, six assists in Tuesday's loss to Colorado.
Brian Greene, Colorado - 19 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists in Tuesday's win over Austin.
Cory Minnifield, Fort Wayne - 22 points, 12 rebounds, in Friday's win over Iowa.
Dwayne Mitchell, Iowa - 34 points, nine rebounds, nine assists in Sunday's win over Tulsa.
Sean Banks, Los Angeles - 27 points, five rebounds, three assists in Saturday's win over Sioux Falls.
Kasib Powell, Sioux Falls - 26 points, five rebounds, five assists in Friday's win over Rio Grande Valley.
Nick Fazekas, Tulsa - 20 points, 16 rebounds in Wednesday's win over Fort Wayne.