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Courtney Sims Named NBA D-League Performer of the Week

NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2010 – Courtney Sims of the Iowa Energy was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played during the week of Nov. 14. A 6-11, 245-pound center, Sims led Iowa to a 2-0 record to start the season, averaging 23.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in back-to-back victories over Dakota.

Sims scored a game-high 27 points, shooting 10-of-12 from the field and 7-of-7 from the free-throw line, and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Iowa over Dakota, 113-92, in each team’s season opener in Bismarck on Friday. On Saturday, Sims shot 5-of-8 from the field and 9-of-11 from the free-throw line, scoring 19 points to go with a game-high 14 rebounds in Iowa’s 99-90 home win over the Wizards.

Other top performers last week included Austin’s Marcus Cousin, who averaged 20.0 points and 12.5 rebounds in two games; Bakersfield’s Trey Johnson, who averaged 22.5 points and 4.0 assists in two games; Fort Wayne’s Rod Wilmont, who had 20 points and 10 rebounds in one game; Iowa’s Othyus Jeffers, who averaged 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in two games; New Mexico’s Alan Anderson, who scored 34 points in one game, and Shane Edwards, who had 24 points and 10 rebounds in one game; Reno’s Mo Charlo, who averaged 20.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in two games, and Patrick Ewing Jr., who averaged 21.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in two games; Rio Grande Valley’s Richard Roby, who scored 31 points in one game; Springfield’s Scottie Reynolds, who averaged 21.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in two games; and Tulsa’s Marcus Lewis, who averaged 18.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in two games.