D-League Performer of the Week: March 10, 2008
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Marcus Williams of the Austin Toros is the 14th D-League Performer of the Week for the 2007-08 season. He is the first member of the Toros to earn the honor this season.
In two games for Austin this week, Williams averaged 32.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 4.0 assists and shot .666 (26-39) from the field while the Toros extended their winning streak to five games. Williams recorded his second and third double-doubles of the season during the week and scored a season-high 33 points in Saturday's win over the Albuquerque Thunderbirds.
A 6-7 rookie forward from Arizona, Williams earned a GATORADE Call-Up to the San Antonio Spurs earlier this season. This season in the D-League he is averaging 18.1 points and 6.7 rebounds in 29 games for the Toros.
Blake Ahearn, Dakota: Ahearn scored 45 points with 9 assists and shot 5-7 from three-point range in Sunday's win over Fort Wayne.
Mateen Cleaves, Bakersfield: Cleaves averaged 19.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 12.5 assists in two games for Bakersfield, including a 21-assist game on Sunday.
Julius Hodge, Albuquerque: Hodge averaged 30.0 points and 8.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists in two games for the Thunderbirds.
David Bailey, Sioux Falls: Bailey averaged 30.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 5.5 assists in two games for the Skyforce.
Rod Benson, Dakota: Benson scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in Dakota's win over Fort Wayne on Sunday.
Kasib Powell, Sioux Falls: Powell averaged 35.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in two games for the Skyforce.
Other Top D-League Performances
Josh Gross, Albuquerque - 37 points, ten rebounds in Saturday's loss to Austin.
Marcus Campbell, Anaheim - 22 points, 20 rebounds in Sunday's loss to Los Angeles.
John Thomas, Colorado - 31 points, 13 rebounds in Sunday's loss to Rio Grande Valley.
Earl Calloway, Fort Wayne - 27 points, eleven assists in Thursday's loss to Sioux Falls.
Mouhamed Sene, Fort Wayne - 30 points, 18 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to Austin.
Mike Efevberha, Iowa - 35 points in Sunday's loss to Bakersfield.
Brian Chase, Los Angeles - 30 points, six assists in Friday's win over Iowa.
Desmon Farmer, Rio Grande Valley - 31 points in Sunday's win over Colorado.
Ronald Dupree, Tulsa - 24 points,ten rebounds in Saturday's win over Sioux Falls.
Gabe Pruitt, Utah - 22 points, eight assists in Saturday's loss to Idaho.