Williams Named to East All-Star Squad
Sioux Falls, S.D. (February 2, 2010) – Sioux Falls Skyforce forward Reggie Williams was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team, the NBA Development League announced today. The 2010 NBA D-League All-Star Game will be played on Saturday, Feb. 13 at NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas. The game will tip off at 2 p.m. CT on Jam Session’s Center Court and will be shown live on NBA TV.
Williams, who is in his first season in the NBA D-League, currently ranks third in the league in scoring with 25.7 ppg. He is also averaging 5.8 rpg, 3.0 apg and 1.5 spg while shooting 56.7 percent from the field, 80.8 percent from the charity stripe and 40.0 percent from the 3-point line. He has scored 30+ points nine times this season including two 43-point outings, tied for the second-most points scored in the NBA D-League this season.
Twenty of the NBA D-League’s top prospects were selected to be All-Stars by a combination of fan balloting on nba.com/dleague and voting by the league’s 16 head coaches. The two 10-man teams will be divided by conference with the West team playing host to the East team in Dallas. Players who have been selected by coaches and fans must be on an active NBA D-League roster to compete in the NBA D-League All-Star game.
The East Team will be coached by Iowa head coach Nick Nurse and his assistant Nate Bjorkgren, who make a second appearance as NBA D-League All-Star coaches following a trip to Phoenix for 2009 NBA D-League All-Star festivities. The West team will be coached by Rio Grande Valley head coach Chris Finch and his assistant Paul Mokeski. Both coaching staffs were selected based on their teams having the highest winning percentage by Jan. 26. Prior to the game Finch and Nurse will choose starting lineups for their respective teams.
The Skyforce’s next game is on Wednesday, Feb. 3 on the road against the Idaho Stampede. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. CT at Qwest Arena. Season tickets and 12-ticket flex packs are on sale for the 2009-10 season. Discounts and benefits are also available for groups of 10 or more. For more information please contact a Skyforce representative at (605) 332-0605.