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Reno Bighorns' Andre Emmett Signs with New Jersey Nets

-- Forward Earns 2011-12 NBA D-League Season’s 24th GATORADE Call-Up --

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2012 – The New Jersey Nets today signed forward Andre Emmett of the Reno Bighorns for the 24th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2011-12 NBA Development League season. Emmett joins more than 90 NBA players with NBA D-League experience currently on 2011-12 rosters.

Selected as a 2012 NBA D-League All-Star, Emmett has appeared in 24 games for the Bighorns this season, averaging 23.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists, while shooting 53 percent in 36.8 minutes. For his efforts, he was named NBA D-League Co-Performer of the Week on Jan. 3.

Emmett returns to the NBA, having played eight games with the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2004-05 season, when he scored seven points and grabbed two rebounds in 28 minutes.

Emmett is expected to join the Nets today and be available tomorrow when the team hosts the Memphis Grizzlies.