Saturday, February 17, 2007

Roger Powell Jr. Named Performer of the Week (Feb. 12) in the NBA D-League

I try to check the Arkansas RimRockers website, especially after a game night, and he has done very well there. He leads the team in scoring most games, in rebounds as well other games. His 46 point game on February 2 is the best single-game scoring performance of the NBA D-League this season. Congratulations, Roger!

NBA D-League News:

Roger Powell of the Arkansas RimRockers is the D-League Performer of the Week for February 12, 2007.

Powell thrice led the RimRockers in scoring as they compiled a 2-1 record last week. In the first game of the week, he recorded his second double-double of the season with 26 points and 14 rebounds in Tuesday's loss to Austin. Over the weekend he sparked a two-game sweep of Fort Worth, posting 22 points, five rebounds and five assists on Friday and in Sunday's win scoring 33 points and grabbing six rebounds.

For the week, Powell averaged 27.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, and shot .545 (30-of-55) from the field. Since joining the RimRockers on January 19th, he has averaged 24.9 points and 7.5 rebounds in eight games while posting the best single-game scoring performance in the D-League this season when he scored 46 points on February 2nd against Fort Worth.

Powell, a 6-6 forward from Illinois, was acquired after being waived by the Utah Jazz on Jan. 4th, where he appeared in three games.

Honorable Mention:
Randy Livingston, Idaho
BJ Elder, Austin
Dijon Thompson, Albuquerque
Elton Brown, Colorado

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