Goudelock Named Co-Performer of the Week
NEW YORK, March 25, 2013 – Rio Grande Valley’s Andrew Goudelock and Fort Wayne’s Tony Mitchell were today named NBA Development League Co-Performers of the Week for games played March 18 – March 24. This is the second time Mitchell has received Performer of the Week honors this season.
Goudelock (6-3, 200, College of Charleston) led the Vipers to a 3-0 week averaging 26.3 points on 60 percent shooting from the field to go with 5.7 assists and 2.7 rebounds. He scored a season-high 41 points on 16-of-23 shooting on March 24 in a 116-107 win over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, which helped Rio Grande Valley clinch a playoff berth. In 31 games for Rio Grande Valley this season he is averaging 20.8 points, 5.9 assists 4.3 rebounds and 37.3 minutes.
Mitchell (6-6, 216, Alabama) finished the week averaging 34.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists while shooting 46 percent from the floor. On March 22 he connected on a game-tying three-pointer as time expired in double overtime, then nailed a game-winning jumpshot in triple overtime to lock down a 106-104 victory over Austin. Mitchell finished with a game-high 47 points, the second highest total in the league this season.
Other top performers considered include Austin’s Lester Hudson, Bakersfield’s Jerel McNeal, Canton’s Arinze Onuaku, Erie’s Cory Higgins, Idaho’s Justin Holiday, Iowa’s Paul Harris, Los Angeles’ Courtney Fortson, Maine’s Jermaine Taylor, Reno’s Ronald Dupree, Santa Cruz’s Hilton Armstrong, Springfield’s Tyshawn Taylor, Sioux Falls’ Andre Barrett, Texas’ Dwayne Jones, and Tulsa’s Andy Rautins.
The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the league offers professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Twenty percent of players in the NBA at the start of the 2012-13 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.