D-League Performer of the Week: January 21, 2008

Maurice Baker, Dakota Wizards

Maurice Baker, Dakota Wizards
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Maurice Baker of the Dakota Wizards is the ninth D-League Performer of the Week for the 2007-08 season.

Baker averaged 23.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists while leading the Wizards to a 3-1 record. Baker opened the week with a career-high 41 points against Iowa at the D-League Showcase, highlighted by converting all 17 of his free-throw attempts. He returned to action on Wednesday, scoring 27 points and tying a career-high with 15 rebounds against Rio Grande Valley, earning a place on the All-D-League Showcase First Team. Baker shot .564 (31-55) from the field and made .909 (30-33) of his free throw attempts during the week.

A 6-1 guard from Oklahoma State, Baker is in his second D-League season with the Wizards. He is averaging 18.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 2.0 steals during the 2007-08 season in 23 games.

D-League Performer of the Week Archive

Honorable Mention:

Keith Langford, Austin: Langford averaged 22.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.3 assists in his three games for the Toros.

Elton Brown, Colorado: Brown averaged 18.0 points and 15.0 rebounds while recording three double-doubles for Colorado.

Mouhamed Sene, Idaho: On assignment from the Sonics, Sene averaged 18.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks while converting 23-29 attempts from the field in three games.

Ian Mahinmi, Austin: On assignment from the Spurs, Mahinmi averaged 19.3 points and 8.6 rebounds in three games.

Kaniel Dickens, Colorado: Dickens averaged 20.3 points and 6.3 rebounds while knocking down 11 three-pointers in three games.

Shannon Brown, Rio Grande Valley: Brown averaged 31.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in two games before he was recalled by the Cavaliers.

Other Top D-League Performances

Alando Tucker, Albuquerque -29 points, eight rebounds in Friday's loss to Dakota.
Ivan Johnson, Anaheim - 22 points, 14 rebounds in Friday's win over Rio Grande Valley.
Andre Barrett, Bakersfield -23 points, ten assists in Saturday's loss to Idaho.
Walker Russell, Fort Wayne - 17 points, six rebounds, eight assists in Sunday's win over Los Angeles.
JamesOn Curry, Iowa - 34 points, five rebounds, seven assists in Monday's loss to Dakota.
Devin Green, Los Angeles - 24 points, ten rebounds in Tuesday's win over Fort Wayne.
Kasib Powell, Sioux Falls - 26 points, nine rebounds in Saturday's win over Utah.
Nick Fazekas, Tulsa - 20 points, 16 rebounds in Saturday's win over Anaheim.
Kyrylo Fesenko, Utah - 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists in Monday's win over Bakersfield.