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).

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - DEC 06 - Delaware 87ers VS Santa Cruz Warriors

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

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