Austin's JaMychal Green Named NBA Development League Player Of The Month

NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2014 – Austin Spurs forward JaMychal Green today was named NBA Development League Player of the Month for games in December.  The award is the first of Green’s two-year NBA D-League career. 

Green (6-9, 220, Alabama) helped the Spurs to a 9-1 month in December, recording point-rebound double-doubles in seven of 10 games.  For the month, Green averaged 24.5 points on 56 percent (90-of-160) shooting to go with 11.3 rebounds.  He recorded a season-high 32 points to go with 11 rebounds on Dec. 9, in a win over the Texas Legends and notched a 30-point outing on Dec. 14, when the Spurs defeated the Oklahoma City Blue. 

For the season, Green is leading the Spurs with 22.5 ppg, good for sixth-best in the league.  His 11.1 rpg this season is good for eighth overall. 

Other players receiving consideration for the monthly award were Bakersfield’s Earl Barron, Fort Wayne’s Andre Emmett,  Iowa’s Jarrid Famous, Maine’s Tim Frazier, Reno’s Quincy Miller, Santa Cruz’ Elliot Williams, Sioux Falls’ Khem Birch and Larry Drew II, and Texas’ Damion James. 

 

The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 18 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchise for the 2014-15 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. One-third of all NBA players at the end of the 2013-14 season boasted NBA D-League experience. 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. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com