Denver Nuggets Assign Hamilton and Stone to NBA D-League Affiliate Idaho Energy
January 3, 2012 - NBA G League (G League) News Release
NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2012 - The Denver Nuggets assigned guard-forward Jordan Hamilton and guard Julyan Stone to the Idaho Stampede, the Nuggets' NBA D-League affiliate, it was announced today. The assignment marks the 13th and 14th time in the 2011-12 NBA season a player has been assigned to an NBA D-League affiliate. It marks the first assignment for each player.
Hamilton (6-7, 220) is in his rookie season and has not appeared in a regular season game for the Nuggets. One of the 10 finalists for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, the USBWA's National Player of the Year award, as a sophomore at Texas. Led Texas in scoring (18.6 ppg) and ranked second in rebounding (7.7 rpg) and minutes played (32.2mpg).
Stone (6-6, 200) is also a rookie in the NBA this year and has not seen action. He ranks first all-time in UTEP history in career assists with 714, having passed Tim Hardaway in senior season. Played four seasons at UTEP, averaging 5.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.5 steals in 30.7 minutes per game in 138 games (129 starts).
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