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Fort Wayne's Walker Russell Named NBA D-League Performer of the Week

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010Walker Russell of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played during the week of Nov. 29.

A 6-0, 175-pound guard out of Jacksonville State who has been in training camp with the New York Knicks, Russell led Fort Wayne to a 2-0 record for the week, averaging 24.5 points, 12.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds in the Mad Ants’ road victories at Maine and Springfield over the weekend.

On Friday, Russell had 18 points and 12 assists to lead Fort Wayne to a 105-99 victory over the Red Claws. In the Mad Ants’ 130-124 win at Springfield on Saturday, Russell shot 12-for-16 from the field and 7-for-9 from the free throw line for a team-high 31 points, and added a game-high 13 assists.

OTHER TOP PERFORMERS

Trey Johnson, Bakersfield: Averaged 26.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists in three games

Jeremy Wise, Bakersfield: Averaged 19.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists in three games.

Chris Hunter, Fort Wayne: Averaged 20.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in two games.

Carlos Wheeler, Idaho: Averaged 20.7 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists in three games.

Curtis Stinson, Iowa: Averaged 15.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 9.0 assists in three games.

Kyle Weaver, Iowa: Averaged 24.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists in three games.

Tiny Gallon, Maine: Averaged 19.0 points and 10.3 rebounds in three games.

Jamar Smith, Maine: Averaged 18.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists in three games.

Dar Tucker, New Mexico: Averaged 22.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in two games.

Aaron Miles, Reno: Averaged 18.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 8.7 assists in three games.

Patrick Patterson, Rio Grande Valley: Averaged 18.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in two games.

Mustafa Shakur, Rio Grande Valley: Averaged 15.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists in two games.

Craig Brackins, Springfield: Averaged 20.3 points and 9.3 rebounds in three games.

Terrence Williams, Springfield: Averaged 28.0 points, 11.3 rebounds and 10.7 assists in three games.

Antonio Daniels, Texas: Averaged 16.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists in three games.

Justin Dentmon, Texas: Averaged 18.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in three games.

Dominique Jones, Texas: Averaged 18.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.

Orien Greene, Utah: Averaged 25.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 3.3 steals in three games.

Andre Ingram Utah: Averaged 22.7 points and 4.0 rebounds in three games.