D-League Performer of the Week, January 7, 2008

D.J. Strawberry, Albuquerque Thunderbirds

D.J Strawberry, Albuquerque Thunderbirds
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D.J. Strawberry of the Albuquerque Thunderbirds, on assignment from the Phoenix Suns, is the seventh D-League Performer of the Week for the 2007-08 season.

Strawberry averaged 34.0 points in two games last week, posting scoring totals of 39 and 29 points. He closed out the week with a line of 39 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals in an 89-87 win over Fort Wayne. For the week Strawberry also averaged 6.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists while shooting .585 (24-41) from the field. He also connected on .571 (8-14) of his attempts from three-point range.

A 6-5 guard from Maryland, Strawberry was the 59th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. He is averaging 31.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in five games since being assigned to the D-League on December 18. Prior to his assignment, Strawberry appeared in six NBA games for the Suns, averaging 2.0 points.

D-League Performer of the Week Archive

Honorable Mention:

Morris Almond, Utah: Almond averaged 29.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in two games for the Flash.

Randy Livingston, Idaho: Livingston averaged 16.0 points, 13.5 assists, and 5.5 rebounds in two games.

Sammy Mejia, Fort Wayne: Mejia averaged 24.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2.5 steals in two games for the Mad Ants.

C.J. Watson, Rio Grande Valley: Watson averaged 33.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.5 assists in two games for the Vipers.

Marcus Williams, Austin: Williams averaged 23.5 points, 13.0 rebounds, and 5.5 assists in two games for the Toros.

Other Top D-League Performances

Steven Smith, Anaheim - 29 points, eight rebounds, six assists in Saturday's win over Dakota.
Andre Barrett, Bakersfield - 24 points, eight assists, five rebounds in Friday's loss to Utah.
Maurice Baker, Dakota - 21 points, 12 rebounds in Friday's loss to Los Angeles.
Demetris Nichols, Iowa - 25 points, 4 rebounds, two assists in Monday's loss to Dakota.
Devin Green, Los Angeles - 28 points, six rebounds, nine assists in Friday's win over Dakota.
David Bailey, Sioux Falls - 23 points, six rebounds, six assists in Fridays win over Iowa.
Ramon Sessions, Tulsa - 29 points, three rebounds, three assists in Saturday's win over Utah.
James Lang, Utah - 25 points, 23 rebounds in Saturday's loss to Tulsa.