Nichols and Sloan Named NBA Development League Co-Performers of the Week

NEW YORK, Feb 4, 2013 – Sioux Falls Skyforce teammates Demetris Nichols and Donald Sloan were today named NBA Development League Co-Performers of the Week for games played Jan. 28-Feb. 3. The duo led the Skyforce to a 2-0 record last week.

Nichols (6-8, 215, Syracuse) averaged 30.0 points on 63 percent shooting from the field to go with 4.0 rebounds and 0.5 assists in two games for the Skyforce last week. He scored a season-high 34 points on 12-of-20 shooting on Feb. 1 in a 117-114 win over the Reno Bighorns. This season he is averaging 17.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 34.8 minutes for the Skyforce. The award is the second for Nichols this season, having first earned it on Jan. 21.

Sloan (6-3, 205, Texas A&M) finished the week averaging 18.0 points, 9.5 assists and 7.5 rebounds while shooting 41 percent from the floor. He recorded a triple-double with 22 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists in a Feb. 1 win over Reno.