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Rio Grande Valley's Stanley Asumnu Named NBA D-League Performer of the Week

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2011 – Stanley Asumnu of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Dec 12-18.

For the week, the 6-5, 220-pound forward out of Tennessee averaged an NBA D-League-high 26.0 points to go along with a team-high 12.0 rpg, as the Vipers went 1-1.

In helping Rio Grande Valley snap the Austin Toros’ three-game home win streak Thursday, Dec. 16, Asumnu posted game highs of 28 points and 10 rebounds, as the Vipers scored a 119-108 victory. The following night, in a 124-114 loss on the road against the Texas Legends, Asumnu recorded another double-double, scoring 24 points and pulling down a game-high 14 rebounds.

On the season, Asumnu is averaging 20.0 points and 8.9 rebounds while shooting .582 from the field.

Other top performers considered include:

... the Tulsa 66ers’ Xavier Alexander, who averaged 17.0 points and 5.5 rebounds;
...the Reno Bighorns’ Christopher Ayer, who averaged 23.5 points and 10.0 rebounds;
...the Erie BayHawks’ Tirrell Baines, who averaged 25.0 points and 7.5 rebounds;
...the Dakota Wizards’ Maurice Baker, who averaged 22.0 points and 8.5 rebounds;
...the Los Angeles D-Fenders’ Brandon Costner, who averaged 25.0 points and 8.0 rebounds;
...the Austin Toros’ Eric Dawson, who averaged 14.7 points and 8.0 rebounds;
...the Bakersfield Jam’s Osiris Eldridge, who averaged 24.3 points;
...the Maine Red Claws’ Paul Harris, who averaged 22.0 points and 12.5 rebounds;
...the Fort Wayne Mad Ants’ Cameron Jones, who averaged 23.0 points and 4.0 rebounds;
...the Idaho Stampede’s Reginald Larry, 15.3 points and 10.3 rebounds;
...the Sioux Falls Skyforce’s Billy McShepard, who averaged 15.7 points and 12.0 rebounds;
...and the Iowa Energy’s Michael Tveidt, who averaged 19.5 points and 4.5 rebounds.