D-Fenders News: Terrence Williams Named D-League Performer Of The Week

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Los Angeles D-Fenders guard/forward Terrence Williams was named the NBA D-League Co-Performer of the week alongside Rio Grande Valley’s Isaiah Canaan. This is Williams’ first career honor, scoring a season-high 39 points this week and averaging 27.3 points, 6.7 assists, and 6.3 rebounds. This season marks Williams’ third season in the D-League.

Check out the press release below via Los Angeles D-Fenders:

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2014 – Isaiah Canaan, a Houston Rockets rookie playing on assignment for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, and Terrence Williams of the Los Angeles D-Fenders, were today named NBA Development League Co-Performers of the Week for games played Jan. 20-26.

A 6-0, 188-pound guard out of Murray State, Canaan averaged 25.8 points, 6.8 assists and 4.5 rebounds to lead the Vipers to a 3-1 week. On his second assignment with Rio Grande Valley, Caanan scored at least 19 points in all four games and, on Jan. 25, he recorded a season-high 34 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists in a 123-116 victory over the Austin Toros. For the season, Canaan is averaging 22.7 points, good for second best on the Vipers and seventh in the NBA D-League, to go with an NBA D-League-high 8.6 assists and 4.4 rebounds.

Williams, a 6-6, 220-pound swingman from Louisville, averaged 27.3 points, 6.7 assists and 6.3 rebounds, guiding Los Angeles to a 2-1 week. On Jan. 24, he tallied a season-high 39 points to go along with four rebounds and three assists in a 118-111 win over the Reno Bighorns. For the season, Williams is averaging 18.1 points, 6.2 assists and 4.7 rebounds. The D-Fenders are 7-3 since Williams made his debut on Jan. 4.

Other top performers considered include Austin’s Josh Howard, Delaware’s Kendall Marshall, Idaho’s Pierre Jackson, Maine’s Frank Gaines, Sioux Falls’ Justin Hamilton, Springfield’s Dennis Horner, Texas’ P.J. Hairston and Santa Cruz’s Daniel Nwaelele.
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