D-League Performer of the Week: February 4, 2008
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Carlos Powell of the Dakota Wizards is the tenth D-League Performer of the Week for the 2007-08 season. He is the third member of the Dakota Wizards to earn the honor this season.
In two games for Dakota this week, Powell averaged 21.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 9.0 assists. He came close to a triple-double in both of his games, scoring with 26 points with nine rebounds and eight assists in Friday's win over Albuquerque before returning with 17 points, seven rebounds, and ten assists in Saturday's loss to Bakersfield. Powell only recorded three turnovers for the week while dishing out a total of 18 assists.
A 6-7 forward from South Carolina, Powell was the second overall pick in the 2007 D-League Draft. He currently ranks third among current D-League players with 22.8 points while also adding 6.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists for the 18-10 Wizards. Prior to joining Dakota, Powell was with the Golden State Warriors in their preseason training camp after spending the 2006-07 season in Australia's National Basketball League.
Nick Fazekas, Tulsa: On assignment from the Mavericks, Fazekas averaged 26.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in two wins for the 66ers.
Andre Barrett, Bakersfield: In three games for the Jam, Barrett averaged 19.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 10.0 assists.
Keith Langford, Austin: Langford averaged 25.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in two games.
Morris Almond, Utah: Almond set a D-League record with 53 points in Wednesday's win over Bakersfield, and averaged 27.5 points in four games on assignment from the Jazz.
Blake Ahearn, Dakota: Ahearn averaged 26.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists in two games, and shot 8-20 on three-pointers.
Other Top D-League Performances
Daniel Horton, Albuquerque -26 points, nine assists in Friday's loss to Dakota.
Ivan Johnson, Anaheim - 20 points, seven rebounds in Saturday's loss to Idaho.
Eddie Gill, Colorado -25 points, 12 rebounds, 15 assists in Friday's loss to Iowa.
Cheikh Samb, Fort Wayne - 12 points, 12 rebounds, and a D-League record 11 blocks in Saturday's loss to Sioux Falls.
Cory Violette, Idaho - 20 points, ten rebounds, four assists in Saturday's win over Anaheim.
Dwayne Mitchell, Iowa - 28 points, eight rebounds, four assists in Friday's win over Colorado.
Cecil Brown, Los Angeles - 26 points, five rebounds in Friday's win over Anaheim.
Desmon Farmer, Rio Grande Valley - 32 points in Friday's loss to Tulsa.
Jermareo Davidson, Sioux Falls - 22 points, 13 rebounds in Friday's win over Fort Wayne.