Johnson, Byars Named to All D-League Showcase Teams

South Padre Island, Texas, Jan. 14, 2011– Bakersfield’s Trey Johnson was named to the 2011 All-NBA D-League Showcase Third Team and Derrick Byars received honorable mention, as named by a panel of NBA scouts, NBA D-League head coaches and media following the four-day, 16-game NBA D-League Showcase that took place this week in South Padre Island, Texas.

Johnson averaged 23.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in two games for the Jam at the Showcase, while Byars averaged 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals.

The Jam went 1-1 at the Showcase, defeating the Fort Wayne Mad Ants Wednesday by a score of 105-93 and losing to the Austin Toros on Thursday night by a score of 104-117.

Bakersfield returns to action on the road as they face the Sioux Falls Skyforce on back-to-back nights beginning tomorrow.

The full list of players is below:

2011 NBA D-League Showcase First Team: Jeff Adrien (Rio Grande Valley Vipers), Joe Alexander (Texas Legends), Othyus Jeffers (Iowa Energy), Marcus Landry (Reno Bighorns), and Jeremy Lin* (Reno Bighorns)

2011 NBA D-League Showcase Second Team: Justin Dentmon (Texas Legends), Orien Greene (Utah Flash), Chris Johnson (Dakota Wizards), Jerel McNeal (Rio Grande Valley Vipers), and Mustafa Shakur (Rio Grande Valley Vipers)

2011 NBA D-League Showcase Third Team: Cole Aldrich* (Tulsa 66ers), Trey Johnson (Bakersfield Jam), Dar Tucker (New Mexico Thunderbirds), Latavious Williams (Tulsa 66ers), and Sean Williams (Texas Legends)

2010 NBA D-League Showcase Honorable Mention: Derrick Byars (Bakersfield Jam), Tweety Carter (Tulsa 66ers), Marcus Cousin (Austin Toros), Ronald Dupree (Utah Flash), Shane Edwards (New Mexico Thunderbirds), Patrick Ewing Jr. (Reno Bighorns), Anthony Harris (Sioux Falls Skyforce), Cedric Jackson (Idaho Stampede), Ivan Johnson (Erie BayHawks), Oliver Lafayette (Fort Wayne Mad Ants), Nate Linhart (Erie BayHawks), Chas McFarland (Springfield Armor), Larry Owens (Tulsa 66ers), Dexter Pittman* (Sioux Falls Skyforce), Anthony Richardson (Reno Bighorns), Walker Russell (Fort Wayne Mad Ants), Courtney Sims (Iowa Energy), Curtis Stinson (Iowa Energy), Lance Thomas (Austin Toros), Ryan Thompson (Utah Flash), Mario West (Maine Red Claws), and Carlos Wheeler (Idaho Stampede)

* - indicates on assignment from the NBA

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