Fort Wayne's Lafayette takes weekly honors
(Courtesy of National Basketball Development League)
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Oliver Lafayette of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played during the week of Dec. 20.
Lafayette, a 6-2, 190-pound guard out of Houston, who was in the Boston Celtics' 2010 training camp, led Fort Wayne to a 2-0 record on the week, averaging 25.5 points and 7.0 rebounds.
In the Mad Ants' 109-105 win over Springfield on Dec. 25, Lafayette scored a team-high 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting. The next day, Lafayette scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, leading Fort Wayne to a 109-102 victory over Iowa.
This week's honorable mention selections were Dakota's DeMarre Carroll, who, on assignment from the Memphis Grizzlies, had 23 points and 15 rebounds in one game; Erie's Ivan Johnson, who had 31 points and six rebounds in one game; Iowa's Othyus Jeffers, who averaged 18.0 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists in three games; Maine's DeShawn Sims, who had 33 points and 14 rebounds in one game; Rio Grande Valley's Mustafa Shakur, who averaged 19.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists in two games; Sioux Falls' Anthony Mason Jr., who had 21 points and 10 rebounds in one game; Springfield's Jerry Smith, who had 25 points and seven assists in one game; Texas' Joe Alexander, who had 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and Dominique Jones, who had 30 points, six rebounds and six assists, in one game.
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