Hamilton, Liggins, Oriakhi Earn 2013-14 All-NBA D-League Selections

SIOUX FALLS, May 1, 2014-- Sioux Falls Skyforce players Justin Hamilton, DeAndre Liggins and Alex Oriakhi have been announced as All-NBA D-League Selections for the 2013-14 season, as voted on by the league's 17 head coaches.

Hamilton was named to the 2014 NBA D-League First Team as well as the 2014 NBA D-League All-Defensive First Team. The 7-0, 255-pound center averaged 19.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2 blocks in 39 games with the Skyforce (all starts). During the 2013-14 season, he earned a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Bobcats before signing a contract with the Miami HEAT for the remainder of the season. Coach Pat Delany on Hamilton, “I couldn’t be happier for him. Justin works hard on the court, both offensively and defensively, and it’s nice to see the coaches recognize how much he meant to our team.”

Liggins, the 2014 NBA D-League Defensive Player of the Year, joins Hamilton on the 2014 NBA D-League All-Defensive First team as well as earning 2014 NBA D-League Second Team honors. He averaged 14.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.8 assists and a league-leading 2.6 steals in 42 games (41 starts). The 6-6, 209-pound guard received two 10-day contracts with the Miami HEAT during the 2013-14 season. Coach Delany on Liggins, “DeAndre is an NBA caliber player who brought it day in and day out and was able to impact games with and without the ball. His hard work is well respected around the league.”

Oriakhi was named to the 2014 NBA D-League All-Rookie First Team. He averaged 6.5 points and 5.6 rebounds in 21 games (7 starts) after the Skyforce acquired him in a trade with the Erie BayHawks on February 8. The 6-9, 255-pound forward was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the second round (57th overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft. Coach Delany on Oriakhi, “Alex grew a lot over the course of the season and you can see why the Suns drafted him in the 2nd Round. He is a great player and person and we were happy to have him in Sioux Falls.”

The full All-NBA Development League, All-Rookie and All-Defensive Team results are below.

2014 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE TEAMS

FIRST TEAM

PositionPlayerNBA D-League Team
GuardRon HowardFort Wayne Mad Ants
GuardKevin MurphyIdaho Stampede
ForwardOthyus Jeffers*Iowa Energy
ForwardRobert Covington*RGV Vipers
CenterJustin Hamilton*Sioux Falls Skyforce

SECOND TEAM

PositionPlayerNBA D-League Team
GuardJorge Gutierrez*Canton Charge
GuardDeAndre LigginsSioux Falls Skyforce
ForwardJames Nunnally*Texas Legends
ForwardChris Wright*Maine Red Claws
CenterHilton Armstrong*Santa Cruz Warriors

THIRD TEAM

PositionPlayerNBA D-League Team
GuardSeth CurrySanta Cruz Warriors
GuardTroy Daniels*RGV Vipers
ForwardTony MitchellFort Wayne Mad Ants
ForwardTerrence WilliamsLos Angeles D-Fenders
CenterArinze OnuakuCanton Charge

HONORABLE MENTION

PositionPlayerNBA D-League Team
GuardDee BostIdaho Stampede
GuardFrank GainesMaine Red Claws
GuardD. Johnson-OdomSpringfield Armor
GuardCameron JonesSanta Cruz Warriors
GuardMustafa ShakurTulsa 66ers
ForwardPatrick ChristopherIowa Energy
ForwardIke DioguBakersfield Jam
ForwardCourtney FellsAustin Toros
ForwardDamion James*Texas Legends
CenterMelvin Ely*Texas Legends
CenterTim OhlbrechtFort Wayne Mad Ants
CenterWillie Reed*Reno Bighorns

2014 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE ALL-ROOKIE TEAMS

FIRST TEAM

PositionPlayerNBA D-League Team
GuardSeth CurrySanta Cruz Warriors
GuardFrank GainesMaine Red Claws
ForwardAdonis Thomas*Springfield Armor
ForwardRobert Covington*RGV Vipers
CenterAlex OriakhiSioux Falls Skyforce

SECOND TEAM

PositionPlayerNBA D-League Team
GuardTroy Daniels*RGV Vipers
GuardPJ HairstonTexas Legends
ForwardJames Southerland*Los Angeles D-Fenders
ForwardGrant Jerrett*Tulsa 66ers
CenterZeke MarshallMaine Red Claws

THIRD TEAM

PositionPlayerNBA D-League Team
GuardChris Babb*Maine Red Claws
GuardTrey McKinney JonesFort Wayne Mad Ants
ForwardJackie CarmichaelIowa Energy
ForwardCJ LeslieIdaho Stampede
CenterJordan HenriquezRGV Vipers

2014 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAMS

FIRST TEAM

PositionPlayerNBA D-League Team
GuardJorge Gutierrez*Canton Charge
GuardDeAndre LigginsSioux Falls Skyforce
ForwardOthyus Jeffers*Iowa Energy
ForwardMo CharloReno Bighorns
CenterJustin Hamilton*Sioux Falls Skyforce

SECOND TEAM

PositionPlayerNBA D-League Team
GuardPatrick ChristopherIowa Energy
GuardSadiel RojasFort Wayne Mad Ants
ForwardChris Wright*Maine Red Claws
ForwardWillie Reed*Reno Bighorns
CenterHilton Armstrong*Santa Cruz Warriors

THIRD TEAM

PositionPlayerNBA D-League Team
GuardChris Babb*Maine Red Claws
GuardDee BostIdaho Stampede
ForwardT. AntetokounmpoDelaware 87ers
ForwardGilbert BrownCanton Charge
CenterMickell GladnessReno Bighorns

* - Finished the 2013-14 season on an NBA roster