Vipers Acquire Christian Polk



April 18, 2013

MCALLEN, Texas – The Rio Grande Valley Vipers today announced that they have acquired guard Christian Polk.

Polk (6-3, 195, Texas-El Paso) appeared in 32 games and averaged 9.4 ppg with the Springfield Armor during the 2012-13 NBA Development League regular-season.

He scored a season-high 21 points on two occasions, first on Nov. 30 in a home loss to Sioux Falls, and again on Jan. 7 against Reno at the NBA Development League Showcase.

Polk began his college career with Arizona State, where he played for the Sun Devils from 2006-08. Then, he played two seasons at The University of Texas-El Paso from 2009-11, where he averaged 10.6 ppg for the Miners.

Polk is expected to join the Vipers Friday, April 19, when the team travels to Tulsa for Game 1 of the NBA D-League Semi-Finals. RGV will be back at home Sunday, April 21 when they host Tulsa in Game 2 at 5 p.m. at State Farm Arena.

The Rio Grande Valley Vipers are the NBA Development League affiliate of the NBA Houston Rockets. The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league. Featuring 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the NBA D-League is a proven developer of talent: 23 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season boasted NBA D-League experience, and the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front-office staff for the NBA and its teams. 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. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the league’s 10th season, fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA FUTURECAST, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.