D-League Performer of the Week: December 31, 2007
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Sammy Mejia of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants is the sixth D-League Performer of the Week for the 2007-08 season.
Mejia averaged 31.7 points in three games for the Mad Ants, highlighted by 41 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and three blocks on Friday night against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Mejia also posted scoring totals of 26 and 28 during the week for the Mad Ants. In addition to his 31.7 scoring average, Mejia averaged 7.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and shot .571 (32-56) from the field. He also connected on 28-35 free throws.
A 6-6 guard from DePaul, Mejia was the 57th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. After he was one of the last cut by Detroit in training camp, Mejia played his first game for the Mad Ants on December 22 after missing the beginning of the season due to an injury. In four D-League games, Mejia is averaging 27.3 points and 7.3 rebounds for Fort Wayne.
Randy Livingston, Idaho: Livingston averaged 17.3 points and 14.0 assists in three games, including a D-League record 22 assists on Wednesday night.
C.J. Watson, Rio Grande Valley: Watson averaged 31.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 6.0 assists in two games for the Vipers.
Kenny Taylor, Rio Grande Valley: Taylor averaged 30.0 points and made ten three-pointers in two games for the Vipers.
Dwayne Mitchell, Iowa: Mitchell averaged 24.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in three games for the Energy.
DJ Strawberry, Albuquerque: Strawberry, on assignment from the Suns, averaged 32.0 points in two games for the Thunderbirds.
Other Top D-League Performances
Ivan Johnson, Anaheim - 25 points, 9 rebounds in Sunday's loss to Idaho.
Ian Mahinmi, Austin - 21 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks in Friday's win over Tulsa.
Scooter McFadgon, Bakersfield - 35 points, 4 rebounds, five assists in Friday's win over Los Angeles.
Elton Brown, Colorado - 31 points, seven rebounds in Friday's loss to Sioux Falls
Maurice Baker, Dakota - 30 points, 11 assists in Saturday's win over Colorado.
Sean Banks, Los Angeles - 31 point in Saturday's win over Bakersfield.
Kenny Taylor, Rio Grande Valley - 33 points, six rebounds in Saturday's win over Iowa.
Kasib Powell, Sioux Falls - 26 points, five rebounds, five assists in Friday's win over Rio Grande Valley.
Nick Fazekas, Tulsa - 31 points, six rebounds in Sunday's loss win to Austin.
Morris Almond, Utah - 26 points in Saturday's win over Albuquerque.