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Spurs Assign Guard Gary Neal to NBA D-League Affiliate Austin Toros

NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2012 – The San Antonio Spurs assigned guard Gary Neal to the Austin Toros, the Spurs’ NBA D-League affiliate, it was announced today. The assignments mark the tenth time in the 2011-12 season an NBA player has been assigned to an NBA D-League affiliate. It marks the first assignment for Neal.

Neal (6-4, 210) is in his second season with the Spurs and was named to the 2010-11 NBA All-Rookie First Team. Undrafted out of Towson, Neal appeared in 80 games last season averaging 9.8 points while shooting .451 from the field, .419 from three-point range, and .808 from the free throw line. He has not played this season for the Spurs after undergoing a successful appendectomy last month.