Avon Grove Junior Guard Jordan Brown (23) is consoled by his teammates after Brown fouled out of the game early in the fourth period during a District 1-6A opening round post season basketball game between Avon Grove and Spring-Ford High School Friday. Feb. 17, 2017 at Spring-Ford High School Royersford in Pennsylvania.

Avon Grove hadn't made the playoffs in nine years but fell 59-54 to Spring-Ford High School.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS 2017 – Feb 17 – Spring Ford High School defeats Avon Grove 59-54


ROYERSFORD >> Not pretty and it didn’t need to be. 

For advancing is the only necessity in the district playoffs. 

Spring-Ford, led by a quartet of players that scored in double figures, shook off its first-half rust to dispatch No. 24 Avon Grove 59-54 in the opening round of the District 1 Class 6A boys basketball playoffs Friday night at Spring-Ford. 

“This time of the year, any time you get a win it’s a good thing,” Spring-Ford head coach Chris Talley said. “We kind of expected to start off slow with a hangover from the (PAC) championship game and having an inservice day. We battled, we made it ugly and we grinded it out.”

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS 2017 Playoffs - Feb 17 - Spring-Ford High School defeats Avon Grove 59-54

Avon Grove Junior Guard Jordan Brown (23) fouled out of the game early in the fourth period during a District 1-6A opening round post season basketball game between Avon Grove and Spring-Ford High School Friday. Feb. 17, 2017 at Spring-Ford High School Royersford in Pennsylvania. Avon Grove hadn’t made the playoffs in nine years but fell 59-54 to Spring-Ford High School. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

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The Carnegie Award presented by The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at North Quarter Creole in Wilmington, DEL

Father honored for rescuing his eldest teenage son from drowning off the Virginia coast in September 2015


Michael J. Manley was posthumously awarded the Carnegie Medal on Saturday before family and friends, celebrating the life of a man deemed a “humble hero.”

Honoring individuals who risked their lives to save another, the hero fund commission recognizes civilians whose heroic acts are not required as an on-the-job responsibility such as a firefighter or police officer. Manley was announced as an honoree last September after rescuing his elder teenage son, Andrew Short, from drowning off a Virginia coast in 2015.

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Michael J. Manley son Andrew Short (18) holds the Carnegie Award presented by The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at North Quarter Creole in Wilmington, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

At the North Quarter Creole in Wilmington, Eric P. Zahren, executive director of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, presented Manley’s girlfriend of more than 10 years, Amy Jo Fosdick, and their 5-year-old son, Michael Manley Jr., with the medal honoring his heroic actions on Sept. 27, 2015.

“Heroes are very humble people,” Zahren said before the ceremony. “I know Michael is with us here today and is probably saying he doesn’t deserve all of this and what he did wasn’t heroic and downplay it … but I tell everybody that I come in contact with, certainly in regard to the commission’s work, do it anyway. It’s important.

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Delaware 87ers Guard CAT BARBER (1) drives towards the basket as Long Island Nets Center EGIDIJUS MOCKEVICIUS (55) defends in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets) Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 – FEB 14 – Delaware 87ers defeated Maine Red Claws 123-101


WEBB III SHOWS NO LOVE TO RED CLAWS, DROPS 40 ON MAINE
NEWARK, DE – The Delaware 87ers (18-16) romped into the All-Star break on the back of their second consecutive strong performance against a playoff team, demolishing the Maine Red Claws (22-14) 123-101 on Tuesday night at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Del.
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Delaware 87ers Forward JAMES WEBB III (3) drives towards the basket in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Maine Red Claws ( Boston Celtics) Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Sevens outscored the Red Claws 70-43 in the second half after trailing 58-53 at intermission. The third quarter was one of the finest 12-minute stretches of basketball Delaware has put together this year; the team outpaced Maine 40-15 in the period to put the game away for good.
James Webb III dropped a season-high 40 points and added 13 rebounds. Shawn Long and Carlos Lopez also had double-doubles, with Long going for 24 and 16 and Lopez chipping in with 12 and 10. It was Long’s 20th double-double of the season and Lopez’s first. But Webb III was the star tonight.
“You know what, it’s funny, the other day they were joking in practice that he didn’t shoot the ball great doing spot-shooting, but he still shot probably 60 percent,” Head Coach Eugene Burroughs said. “In his mind, he was probably like ‘I didn’t shoot seven out of 10 for every spot’ and Coach Martelli told him he was going to make seven today and he made nine. So, he had a great day. He was feeling it.”
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - FEB 14 - Delaware 87ers Vs Maine Red Claws

Delaware 87ers Guard NATE ROBINSON (1) listens to Delaware 87ers Head Coach EUGENE BURROUGHS during a time out in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Maine Red Claws ( Boston Celtics) Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Lopez’s double-double came in just 20 minutes off the bench. He also added two assists and continues to show superior passing skills for a big man.
“He’s been playing great; he plays with a motor,” Burroughs said. “He sets screens. He’s probably the most unselfish guy on our team and when he’s active and moving the basketball and setting screens for guys, with our team, it really helps us.”
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Delaware 87ers Guard NATE ROBINSON (1) shoots a three pointer in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Maine Red Claws ( Boston Celtics) Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Nate Robinson, the NBA veteran who has been playing professional basketball since 2005, had just three points on 1-8 shooting in his Sevens debut. Still, the three-time Slam Dunk champion showed flashes of his old self and managed to distribute the ball well, picking up three assists despite only having one practice with Delaware under his belt.
“I thought he played well,” Burroughs said. “For a veteran guy like that, you could see the pace that he plays with. Under control, he was great in pick-and-roll. He didn’t make some shots today, but you could tell once he gets a little more familiar and get his legs under him, he’s going to make those plays and he’s going to help our team.”
Robinson’s veteran leadership was evident as well. He used his time on the bench to mentor the younger players.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - FEB 14 - Delaware 87ers Vs Maine Red Claws

Delaware 87ers Guard NATE ROBINSON (1) and Maine Red Claws Forward DALLAS LAUDERDALE (52) go after the ball in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Maine Red Claws ( Boston Celtics) Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

“Just energy. Just get the guys playing,” Robinson said. “I tried to explain to them during a couple timeouts that, the second unit, we just have to come in and provide energy – regardless of if we make mistakes, if we make shots or don’t. We just have to play with energy, because the ball is going to find energy.”
The Sevens’ next game is next Wednesday, Feb. 22 at home against the Canton Charge, a team against which the 87ers are fighting for a playoff spot. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Bob Carpenter Center.
Delaware 87ers Guard RUSS SMITH (0) drives towards the basket as Fort Wayne Mad Ants Guard QUINN COOK (11) defends in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers) Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 – FEB 11 – Delaware 87ers defeats Fort Wayne Mad Ants 100-92


NEWARK, DE – The Delaware 87ers (17-16) picked up a hard-fought, much-needed win over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (19-11) by the final score of 100-92. The win was Delaware’s first over the Mad Ants this season and featured 11 steals from the 87ers, as well as some of the best defense the Sevens have played all year long.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - FEB 11 - Delaware 87ers defeats Fort Wanye Mad Ants 100-92

Delaware 87ers Center SHAWN LONG (21) drives to basket in second first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers) Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

“I thought we had a great effort,” Head Coach Eugene Burroughs said. “We talked about, you know, as a team we have to defend, because we’ll always score. But, can we get stops? And when we don’t get stops, we struggle, and today’s game I thought we did a great job defensively. We had some scrappy plays, which was great for us because a lot of times we are on the losing end of those scrappy plays and tonight we weren’t.”
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - FEB 11 - Delaware 87ers Vs Fort Wanye Mad Ants

Delaware 87ers Head Coach EUGENE BURROUGHS draws up a play during a time out in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers) Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

This one was tight throughout, with the two squads tied at 22-22 after one, Fort Wayne ahead by five at halftime and Delaware leading by one heading into the fourth quarter. The Sevens held the Mad Ants to just 17 points in the final frame and, coupled with a solid 24 points of their own in the final 12 minutes, eked out a crucial eight-point victory.
“I think the group on the floor did a great job just sharing the basketball,” Burroughs said. “I don’t think one guy tried to take over the game and the ball moved, and when the ball moves they’re good enough players to make basketball plays, and we made shots during that time period.”
The leading scorer for Delaware in this one was relative newcomer Aaron Harrison. The Kentucky product poured in 19 points in 31 minutes off the bench. Harrison has now scored at least 10 points in three of his four outings with the Sevens.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - FEB 11 - Delaware 87ers Vs Fort Wanye Mad Ants

Delaware 87ers Guard AARON HARRISON (15) handles the ball in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers) Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

“I thought he felt very comfortable today,” Burroughs said. “Aaron has only played a few games with us. We’ve had limited practices, so he’s kind of learning on the fly, and today I felt he felt a little more comfortable, you know, in the offensive schemes and defensively.”
Delaware couldn’t have asked for a performance like this at a better time. The Sevens came into the tilt having lost six of their past seven games, while red-hot Fort Wayne had won four of their previous five before Saturday night.
Three 87ers aside from Harrison finished in double figures, with Washington Wizards assignee Danuel House ending with 12 and Russ Smith and Shawn Long notching 16 points apiece. Fort Wayne had five players above 10 points, led by Stephan Hicks and his game-high 22 points.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - FEB 11 - Delaware 87ers defeats Fort Wanye Mad Ants 100-92

Washington Wizards assignee Danuel House (99) passes the ball while driving to the basket in the second half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers) Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Sevens are back home on Valentine’s Day to take on the Maine Red Claws at 7 p.m. ET at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Del. It is the fourth game in a five-contest home stand. Delaware is 1-2 against Maine this year.
St.Elizabeth Guard Justin Money (15) fall to the floor while handling the ball as Quakers Guard Donovan defends during a regular season basketball game between St.Elizabeth Vikings and Wilmington Friends Quakers Sat. Feb. 11, 2017 at Saint Elizabeth's High School in Wilmington.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 2017 – Feb 11 – St.Elizabeth defeats Wilmington Friends 64-61 in OT


WILMINGTON – Jordan Money wasn’t supposed to inbound the ball.

The clock was ticking under 10 seconds after Tim Farley’s long 3-pointer pulled Wilmington Friends within one point against St. Elizabeth in overtime on Saturday. Nate Thomas was going to inbound for the Vikings, but Money did it instead and fired a long pass to David Hazelton for the clinching layup in a thrilling, 64-61 win at the St. E Center.

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St.Elizabeth Guard Jordan Money (12) drives to the basket as Quakers Forward Justin Beneck (4) defends during a regular season basketball game between St.Elizabeth Vikings and Wilmington Friends Quakers Sat. Feb. 11, 2017 at Saint Elizabeth’s High School in Wilmington. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

“Nate Thomas just yelled at [Money] in the locker room. He was supposed to take the ball out,” Hazelton said with a laugh. “But Jordan hopped in and threw me that pass.

“I’m not a person who gets in that situation too much. I just wanted to catch the ball and seal the game. … When I saw nobody else was coming around me, I said, ‘Might as well get the two points.’”

The come-from-behind victory put a good finish on a tough week for the Vikings (10-7), who lost at St. Mark’s on Tuesday and at No. 1 Smyrna on Thursday.

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Canton charge goes on 27-7 run defeating Delaware 123-112


NEWARK, DE – The Delaware 87ers (16-16) couldn’t quite hang on against the Canton Charge (18-14) on Friday night when they fell to their conference rival 123-112.
The Sevens had five players in double figures. They were led by Washington Wizards assignee Danuel House, who put up a team-high 22 points. Philadelphia 76ers assignee Chasson Randle had 14, in addition to Shawn Long, while James Webb III put up 13 and Aaron Harrison added 11.

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Newly Sign Guard Nate Robinson (1) watches the game in street clothes while sitting on the bench. Photo By Saquan Stimpson 

Both teams came out ready to play in the first quarter. The quarter saw three ties and two lead changes, with the Sevens leading by as many as seven and the Charge leading by as many as one. The Sevens shot 5-6 from 3-point range with the help of House, who went 2-2 from distance in the first 10 minutes. Although Canton outscored Delaware 14-8 in the paint in the first, the Sevens finished the quarter with a 31-28 edge.

Center Eric Morland (25) runs the floor while finishing the game with 17 rebounds and 30 points. Photo by Saquan Stimpson 

The Sevens gained their largest lead of the half after going on a 10-4 run in the second quarter, which put them up 59-46 with three minutes remaining until halftime. Roscoe Smith led the way with seven points and three rebounds, in addition to one steal and one block. Webb III paced the Sevens in the first half with 11 points.

Russ Smith (0) drive to the basket for the easy layup. Smith finished the game with eight points. Photo by Saquan Stimpson 

The third quarter was a rough one for Delaware. The Charge shot 87 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from behind the arc. They outscored the Sevens 48-19 and ended the quarter up by 20, 99-79. Their largest lead in the first half was only one.
Delaware attempted to make a comeback in the fourth quarter. They narrowed the gap to five with two and a half minutes remaining, 112-107, and came within seven with one minute remaining, 117-110, but there was not enough time for them to pull off a win.

Players watch the coach draw up a play during a timeout. Photo by Saquan Stimpson 

The Sevens are back home tomorrow night for You Make the Call! Referee Night when they take on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants at 7 p.m. ET. There will be a pregame referee seminar featuring Scott Bolnick, Associate Director of Referee Development, NBA. VIP ticket packages include a halftime Q&A with legendary former NBA referee Joey Crawford.

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87ERS ACQUIRE THREE-TIME DUNK CHAMP NATE ROBINSON


WILMINGTON, DE – FEBRUARY 8. 2017, – The Delaware 87ers today announced that the team has acquired NBA veteran and three-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion Nate Robinson.
Robinson (5-9, 180) won NBA Slam Dunk Contests in 2006, 2009 and 2010. He has 618 NBA games on his resume, with career averages of 11 points, two rebounds, three assists and one steal per game across ten seasons with New York, Chicago, Boston, Denver, Golden State, Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City and New Orleans.
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He most recently played in 2015-16 for Hapoel Tel Aviv of the Israeli Basketball Premier League, where he averaged 16 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals per game. Robinson led the club to the playoffs, where he scored 46 points in a quarter finals matchup, which set a record for most points in a post-season game since 1985.
A collegiate standout at Washington, Robinson was a two-time Pac-12 All-Tournament Team selection (2004, 2005), NABC All-American Third Team selection (2005), AP All-American Third Team selection (2005), Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award winner (2005), Great Alaska Shootout Most Outstanding Player (2005) and Pac-12 All-Freshman Team selection (2003). He averaged 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals per game in his college career.
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Christmas Done For The Year


SEVENS GENERAL MANAGER BRANDON WILLIAMS STATEMENT ON DIONTE CHRISTMAS:
“After consultation with our team physician, Dr. Joseph Mesa, it was determined that Dionte Christmas suffered a right Achilles tendon rupture during a game against the Northern Arizona Suns on Tuesday, February. 07, 2017 and will miss the remainder of the season. He will be scheduled for surgery at Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists in the coming days.
“On behalf of the Sevens organization, I sincerely thank Dionte for his tremendous contributions to our team this season. He has been a consummate professional, positive influence on the development of our young roster, and vital to our energy and drive. We will certainly miss his leadership on the court, but are inspired by his confidence as he attacks the next steps on the road to recovery.”

Delaware 87ers Guard CAT BARBER (1) as Grand Rapids Drive Guard CHRIS ANDERSON (24) defends in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) Tuesday. Nov. 29, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Cat Barber TRADED to Greensboro


WILMINGTON, DE – The Delaware 87ers today announced that the team has acquired guard Aaron Harrison from the Greensboro Swarm in exchange for Cat Barber and the returning player rights to Sam Thompson. The trade is pending physicals.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - NOV 29 - Grand Rapids Drive defeats Delaware 87ers 118-104

Delaware 87ers Guard CAT BARBER (1) dribbles down the floor in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) Tuesday. Nov. 29, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Harrison (6-6, 209) averaged 18 points, five rebounds, three assists and one steal per game with Greensboro this season. He has appeared in 26 NBA games across two seasons, having spent parts of 2015-16 and 2016-17 with the Charlotte Hornets. While playing college ball at Kentucky, he was a two-time SEC All-Tournament Team selection (2014, 2015) and an All-SEC (Coaches) Second Team honoree (2015). He averaged 11 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal per game in his senior season.
Delaware 87ers Center SHAWN LONG (21) drives towards the basket as Oklahoma City Blue Center DAKARI JOHNSON (44) defends in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Oklahoma City Blue (Oklahoma City Thunder) Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

DELAWARE 87ERS CENTER SHAWN LONG NAMED NBA D-LEAGUE ALL-STAR TEAM


NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2017 – Two dozen top NBA Development League players, including 15 with NBA experience, have been selected to play in the 2017 NBA D-League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire.  The game, which will air live on NBA TV, tips off on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2:30 p.m. ET from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2015 - DEC 29 - Delaware 87ers defeats Los Angeles D-Fenders 113-93

Los Angeles D-Fenders VANDER BLUE (0) drives to the basket in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Los Angeles D-Fenders Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Six current NBA players, including five who have earned GATORADE Call-Ups to the NBA this season, highlight the 12-man East and West rosters.  The East team features Yogi Ferrell (Long Island Nets/Dallas Mavericks), Ray McCallum (Grand Rapids Drive/Charlotte Hornets) and Chris McCullough (Long Island Nets/Brooklyn Nets).  The West team is headlined by Johnny O’Bryant III (Northern Arizona Suns/Denver Nuggets), Briante Weber (Sioux Falls Skyforce/Golden State Warriors) and Okaro White (Sioux Falls Skyforce/Miami Heat).

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 30 - Delaware 87ers defeats Long Island Nets 111-95

Long Island Nets Guard YOGI FERRELL (11) dribbles towards the center lane as Delaware 87ers Guard MIKH MCKINNEY (10) defends in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets) Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

An additional nine players with NBA experience have been selected to play in the 11th annual game: Anthony Brown (Erie BayHawks), Eric Moreland (Canton Charge) and Edy Tavares (Raptors 905) in the East, and Keith Benson (Sioux Falls Skyforce), Vander Blue (Los Angeles D-Fenders), Justin Harper (Los Angeles D-Fenders), Pierre Jackson (Texas Legends), Cory Jefferson (Austin Spurs) and JaKarr Sampson (Iowa Energy) in the West.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - JAN 30 - Grand Rapids Drive defeats Delaware 87ers 116-105

Delaware 87ers Center SHAWN LONG (21) drives towards the basket as Grand Rapids Drive Forward HENRY ELLENSON (8) defends in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The East team, coached by two-time NBA All-Star and Raptors 905 head coach Jerry Stackhouse, is rounded out by Quinn Cook (Canton Charge), Marcus Georges-Hunt (Maine Red Claws), Jalen Jones (Maine Red Claws), Shawn Long (Delaware 87ers), Abdel Nader (Maine Red Claws) and Alex Poythress (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).

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Delaware 87ers Guard LORRENZO WADE (31) drives towards the basket as Santa Cruz Warriors Center DENNIS CLIFFORD (42) defends in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Santa Cruz Warriors (Golden State Warriors) Tuesday, Dec. 06, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The West team also includes Dennis Clifford (Santa Cruz Warriors), Dakari Johnson (Oklahoma City Blue) and Josh Magette (Los Angeles D-Fenders).  Los Angeles D-Fenders head coach Coby Karl, an NBA and NBA D-League veteran, will lead the West.

Six of the NBA D-League’s top 10 scorers were selected as All-Stars, with Cook (25.8 ppg), Blue (24.8 ppg) and Nader (22.5 ppg) ranking in the top five.  Three of the league’s top five rebounders will also play in the game: Moreland (11.7 rpg), Long (11.2 rpg) and Benson (10.7 rpg).  Magette (9.5 apg) leads the league in assists.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - MAR 25 - Sioux Falls Skyforce defeats Delaware 87ers 99-93

Sioux Falls Skyforce Guard BRIANTE WEBER (11) dribbles up the floor in the second half of an NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Sioux Falls Skyforce Friday, Mar. 25, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The 2017 NBA D-League All-Stars were selected by a combined vote of the league’s 22 head coaches and all players in the league on Jan. 29.  Players were eligible to be selected if they competed in at least half of their teams’ games through that date.  They must be on an active NBA D-League roster at the time of the All-Star Game to participate.  The league will replace any injured or ineligible players prior to the game.

The 2017 NBA D-League All-Star teams are below.

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS

Player (Team)                                     Pos.     Ht.          Wt.        Birthdate          College/Country

Anthony Brown (Erie)                           G        6-7           211        10/10/1992         Stanford/USA

Quinn Cook (Canton)                            G        6-2           179        3/23/1993          Duke/USA

Yogi Ferrell (Long Island)*                    G        6-0           178        5/9/1993            Indiana/USA

Marcus Georges-Hunt (Maine)                 F         6-6           220        3/28/1994          Georgia Tech/USA

Jalen Jones (Maine)                               F         6-7           220        5/27/1993          Texas A&M/USA

Shawn Long (Delaware)                         C        6-9           248        1/29/1993          Louisiana-Lafayette/USA

Ray McCallum (Grand Rapids)*             G        6-3           190        6/12/1991          Detroit/USA

Chris McCullough (Long Island)*           F         6-9           199        2/5/1995            Syracuse/USA

Eric Moreland (Canton)                         F         6-10         249        12/24/1991         Oregon State/USA

Abdel Nader (Maine)                             F         6-8           225        9/25/1993          Iowa State/Egypt

Alex Poythress (Fort Wayne)                  F         6-7           235        9/6/1993            Kentucky/USA

Edy Tavares (Raptors 905)                     C        7-2           260        3/22/1992          Cape Verde

Head Coach: Jerry Stackhouse (Raptors 905)

Assistant Coaches: Donnie Tyndall (Raptors 905), David Gale (Raptors 905), Nathaniel Mitchell (Raptors 905), John Corbacio (Raptors 905), Nicki Gross (Raptors 905)

Athletic Trainer: Giovanni Sardella (Raptors 905)

 

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS

Player (Team)                                     Pos.     Ht.          Wt.        Birthdate          College/Country

Keith Benson (Sioux Falls)                    C        6-11         235        8/13/1988          Oakland/USA

Vander Blue (Los Angeles)                     G        6-4           200        7/17/1992          Marquette/USA

Dennis Clifford (Santa Cruz)                   C        7-1           260        2/29/1992          Boston College/USA

Justin Harper (Los Angeles)                    F         6-10         225        8/30/1989          Richmond/USA

Pierre Jackson (Texas)                           G        5-11         176        8/29/1991          Baylor/USA

Cory Jefferson (Austin)                          F         6-9           218        12/26/1990         Baylor/USA

Dakari Johnson (Oklahoma City)             C        7-0           255        9/22/1995          Kentucky/USA

Josh Magette (Los Angeles)                    G        6-1           160        11/28/1989         Alabama-Huntsville/USA

Johnny O’Bryant III (Northern Arizona)*  F         6-9           257        6/1/1993                        Louisiana State/USA

JaKarr Sampson (Iowa)                          F         6-9           207        3/20/1993          St. John’s/USA

Briante Weber (Sioux Falls)*                 G        6-2           165        12/29/1992         Va. Commonwealth/USA

Okaro White (Sioux Falls)*                   F         6-8           215        8/13/1992          Florida State/USA

Head Coach: Coby Karl (Los Angeles)

Assistant Coaches: Paul Woolpert (Los Angeles), Brian Walsh (Los Angeles), Isaiah Fox (Los Angeles)

Athletic Trainer: Heather Mau (Los Angeles)

 

* – Indicates a player currently in the NBA