D-League Performer of the Week: March 31, 2008
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Desmon Farmer of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers is the 17th D-League Performer of the Week for the 2007-08 season.
Farmer led the Vipers to a 3-1 record this week, averaging 33.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 5.8 assists while shooting 15-32 from three-point range. His week was highlighted by a season-high 49 points and eight three-pointers in Friday's win over Albuquerque. Farmer also scored 36 on Saturday as the Vipers completed a sweep of the T-Birds.
A 6-5 guard from USC, Farmer is the D-League's all-time leading scorer with 2,187 points over three seasons. This season he leads all current D-League players with 24.6 points per game and was named Co-D-League Player of the Month for February.
Alando Tucker, Albuquerque: Tucker averaged 34.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in two games on assignment from the Suns.
Julius Hodge, Albuquerque: Hodge averaged 31.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in two games for the Thunderbirds.
Ian Mahinmi, Austin: Mahinmi averaged 20.7 points and 8.3 rebounds in three games while on assignment by the Spurs.
Mateen Cleaves, Bakersfield: Cleaves averaged 23.0 points, 15.5 assists, and 6.0 rebounds in two games for the Jam.
Dahntay Jones, Fort Wayne: Jones averaged 26.3 points in three games for the Mad Ants.
Adam Harrington, Tulsa: Harrington shot 7-12 from long-range and averaged 24.3 points and 5.0 rebounds in three games.
Other Top D-League Performances
Ejike Ugboaja, Anaheim - 14 points, 18 rebounds in Sunday's loss to Los Angeles.
Andre Barrett, Austin - 17 points, 15 assists in Wednesday's loss to Anaheim.
Billy Thomas, Colorado - 34 points, seven rebounds, six assists in Saturday's loss to Tulsa.
Rod Benson, Dakota - 28 points, 16 rebounds in Friday's loss to Sioux Falls.
Randy Livingston, Idaho - 26 points with six rebounds and six assists in Sunday's win over Utah.
Shannon Brown, Iowa - 34 points with 14 rebounds and eight assists in Thursday's win over Fort Wayne.
Cecil Brown, Los Angeles - 21 points with eight rebounds and four assists in Wednesday's win over Colorado.
David Bailey, Sioux Falls: 29 points, six rebounds and five assists in Friday's win over Dakota.
Kevin Kruger, Utah: 43 points, D-League record 10 three-pointers in Saturday's win over Idaho.