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Four Charge Players Receive Postseason Honors

April 26, 2013 - NBA Development League (D-League) Canton Charge

Four different Canton Charge players received All-NBA Development League honors, the league announced today. Guard Jorge Gutierrez, guard Kyle Gibson, center Arinze Onuaku and center Micheal Eric were all recognized for their play from throughout the 2012-13 season.

"We had a fantastic group of players all season long that worked very hard and were all deserving of some recognition," said Charge Head Coach Alex Jensen. "These four made coaching easier for me with their effort and contributions to our team and I'm really happy for them."

Gutierrez (6-3, 195, California) was named First Team All-Defense and First Team All-Rookie after playing in 50 games (43 starts) and averaging 10.5 points on .428 shooting with 4.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.8 steals (8th best in D-League) in 31.4 minutes per game. The 2011-12 PAC 12 Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, Jorge was drafted by the Charge in the 2nd Round (26th overall) in the 2012 NBA D-League Draft.

Gibson (6-5, 205, Louisiana Tech) and Onuaku (6-9, 275, Syracuse) both received All-NBA Development League Honorable Mention honors. A returning player from last year, Gibson started all 44 games he played this year and averaged 16.6 points on .424 shooting with 3.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 33.0 minutes per game. Acquired via trade before the season, Onuaku played in 38 games (32 starts) and averaged 12.6 points on .564 shooting (4th best in D-League) with 9.5 rebounds (5th best in D-League) and 0.9 blocks in 23.6 minutes per game.

Eric (6-10, 240, Temple) was named Second Team All-Rookie after playing in all 50 games (17 starts) and averaged 8.1 points on .506 shooting with 7.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.7 blocks in 22.1 minutes per game. Micheal came to Canton via the affiliate rule after being in training camp with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In total, 13 of the 15 players selected to this year's All-NBA D-League First, Second, and Third Teams have NBA experience, with eight earning GATORADE Call-Ups during the 2012-13 season and seven currently on NBA rosters. Of those seven, five are on NBA teams currently competing in the Playoffs. Fifteen first-year professionals were selected to the 2013 NBA D-League All-Rookie First, Second and Third teams.

The All-NBA Development League, All-Rookie and All-Defensive Team results are below.

2013 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE TEAMS

FIRST TEAM

Position Player Team

Guard Andrew Goudelock* Rio Grande Valley Vipers

Guard Jerel McNeal* Bakersfield Jam

Forward Tony Mitchell Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Forward Demetris Nichols Sioux Falls Skyforce

Center Brian Butch Bakersfield Jam

SECOND TEAM

Position Player Team

Guard Cory Joseph* Austin Toros

Guard Travis Leslie Santa Cruz Warriors

Forward Damion James Bakersfield Jam

Forward Kris Joseph* Springfield Armor

Center Tim Ohlbrecht* Rio Grande Valley Vipers

THIRD TEAM

Position Player Team

Guard D.J. Kennedy Rio Grande Valley Vipers

Guard Justin Holiday* Idaho Stampede

Forward DaJuan Summers* Maine Red Claws

Forward Chris Wright Maine Red Claws

Center Jerome Jordan Los Angeles D-Fenders

HONORABLE MENTION

Position Player Team

Guard Justin Dentmon Texas Legends

Guard Chris Wright Iowa Energy

Guard Stefhon Hannah Santa Cruz Warriors

Guard Kyle Gibson Canton Charge

Forward Ron Howard Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Forward Rasual Butler Tulsa 66ers

Forward Samardo Samuels Reno Bighorns

Forward Arinze Onuaku Canton Charge

Forward Renaldo Major Bakersfield Jam

Center Willie Reed* Springfield Armor

Center Daniel Orton* Tulsa 66ers

Center Hilton Armstrong Santa Cruz Warriors

2013 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE ALL-ROOKIE TEAMS

FIRST TEAM

Position Player Team

Guard Jorge Gutierrez Canton Charge

Guard Scott Machado* Santa Cruz Warriors

Forward Tony Mitchell Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Forward Kris Joseph* Springfield Armor

Center Fab Melo* Maine Red Claws

SECOND TEAM

Position Player Team

Guard Glen Rice, Jr. Rio Grande Valley Vipers

Guard Dominique Sutton Tulsa 66ers

Forward JaMychal Green Austin Toros

Forward Chris Johnson Rio Grande Valley Vipers

Center Micheal Eric Canton Charge

THIRD TEAM

Position Player Team

Guard Carlon Brown Idaho Stampede

Guard Tony Taylor Tulsa 66ers

Forward Toure Murry Rio Grande Valley Vipers

Forward James Nunnally Bakersfield Jam

Center Chris Cooper Bakersfield Jam

2013 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAMS

FIRST TEAM

Position Player Team

Guard Stefhon Hannah Santa Cruz Warriors

Guard Jorge Gutierrez Canton Charge

Forward Chris Wright Maine Red Claws

Forward Damion James Bakersfield Jam

Center Fab Melo* Maine Red Claws

SECOND TEAM

Position Player Team

Guard Justin Holiday* Idaho Stampede

Guard Cory Joseph* Austin Toros

Forward Mark Tyndale Maine Red Claws

Forward Toure Murry Rio Grande Valley Vipers

Center Hilton Armstrong Santa Cruz Warriors

THIRD TEAM

Position Player Team

Guard Chris Roberts Austin Toros

Guard Sadiel Rojas Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Forward Othyus Jeffers Iowa Energy

Forward Elijah Millsap Los Angeles D-Fenders

Center Mickell Gladness Santa Cruz Warriros

* - Finished the 2012-13 season on an NBA roster

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