Sioux Falls Forward Demetris Nichols Named NBA D-League Performer of the Week

The former Syracuse star shot a scalding 63 percent from the field in three games

NEW YORK, Jan 21, 2013 – Demetris Nichols of the Sioux Falls Skyforce was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Jan. 14-20.

A 6-6, 211-pound forward out of Syracuse, Nichols led the Skyforce to a 3-0 week, including back-to-back victories over the Texas Legends on Jan. 18 and 19. He averaged 25.7 points while shooting 63 percent from the floor to go with 6.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 37.7 minutes. He scored a season-high 26 points in a 99-83 win over the Santa Cruz Warriors on Jan. 15, matching that total in a 102-93 victory over the Legends on Jan. 19.

Other top performers considered include Austin’s Tyler Wilkerson, Bakersfield’s Renaldo Major, Canton’s Jorge Gutierrez, Erie’s D.J. Kennedy, Fort Wayne’s Justin Holiday, Iowa’s Morris Almond, Los Angeles’ Elijah Millsap, Maine’s Fab Melo on assignment from the Boston Celtics, Reno’s Antoine Wright, Rio Grande Valley’s Terrence Jones on assignment from the Houston Rockets, Santa Cruz’s Cameron Jones, Springfield’s James Mays, Texas’ Darius Rice and Tulsa’s Dominique Sutton.