Demetrius Jackson Assigned to Maine Red Claws
PORTLAND, Maine - December 23, 2016 - The Maine Red Claws, presented by Unum, announced today that the Boston Celtics have assigned rookie point guard Demetrius Jackson back to Maine. After joining the Celtics in Indiana last night, Jackson is expected to be in uniform for the Red Claws tonight in Grand Rapids.
Jackson was a 2nd Round (45th overall) selection by the Boston Celtics in the 2016 NBA Draft. Jackson has played in ten games for the Red Claws this season, and is averaging 19.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game.
The Red Claws return to the Portland Expo on Dec. 31 for a 1 p.m. matinee against Windy City. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling 207-210-6655 or visiting MaineRedClaws.com.
About the Maine Red Claws
2016-17 marks the eighth season for the Maine Red Claws. The Red Claws have been the minor league affiliate of the Boston Celtics since their inaugural season of 2009-10, and 2016-17 marks the fifth season of a"hybrid" affiliation between the two teams. Under the hybrid model, the Boston Celtics have contracted to run the basketball operations for the Maine Red Claws, including the hiring and training of the coaching and training staff as well as the all player transactions and will act as the Red Claws' sole NBA partner. The Red Claws play their home games at the Portland Expo Building. The franchise is owned and operated by Maine Basketball, LLC, which is principally owned by Bill Ryan Sr., the retired chairman of TD Bank, and Bill Ryan Jr. who serves as the team's chairman.
About the NBA Development League
The NBA Development League is the NBA's official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league's research and development laboratory. Featuring 22 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2016-17 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 39 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2015-16 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league's connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.
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