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March 19, 2009 - NBA G League (G League) News Release

GRIZZLIES RECALL HAMED HADDADI FROM DAKOTA WIZARDS

For the second time this season, the Memphis Grizzlies have recalled center Hamed Haddadi from Dakota Wizards. Haddadi averaged 5.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.86 blocks and 17.0 minutes in seven games (two starts) during his second stint with the Wizards, where he was reassigned by the Grizzlies on Feb. 17. Overall, the 7-2, 280-pound center has averaged 5.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.67 blocks in 17.4 minutes in 18 games (nine starts) with Dakota in his rookie season.

CLEVELAND'S JACKSON RE-ASSIGNED TO NBA D-LEAGUE ERIE BAYHAWKS Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Darnell Jackson was re-assigned to the Erie BayHawks. The assignment is the 33rd of the 2008-09 NBA D-League season. Jackson, a 6-9 forward, has appeared in 37 games for the Cavaliers this season, totaling 38 points and 45 rebounds in 6.3 minutes per game. During his first assignment to the BayHawks, Jackson appeared in one game, scoring 24 points and grabbing six rebounds in 26 minutes.

THUNDER ASSIGN D.J. WHITE TO TULSA 66ERS The Oklahoma City Thunder assigned D.J. White to Tulsa 66ers. White is the 34th assignment of the 2008-09 NBA D-League season and the 29th NBA player to be assigned to the NBA D-League. White, a 6-9 forward, has yet to appear in a game for the Thunder this season after undergoing initial jaw surgery on Oct. 9, 2008. He was cleared by doctors on March 16 to resume full contact drills

VIPERS ACQUIRE SENSLEY The Rio Grande Valley Vipers announced that they have acquired Julian Sensley, from the D-League player pool. A 6-9, 230 pound power forward out of the University of Hawaii, Sensley most recently played with the Colorado 14ers. In seven games off the bench, Sensley averaged 8.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 17.3 minutes per game, while shooting 51% from the floor. Sensley also played in seven games for the 14ers last year, averaging 16.7 points and 8.9 rebounds in 32.6 minutes of work per game. He also participated in the 2006 NBA summer league with the Golden State Warriors.

CHECK THE BOX: Click on the links below to check out the box scores from Wednesday's games:

Austin @ Erie http://www.nba.com/dleague/games/boxscore.jsp?gameId=2020800306

Tulsa @ Colorado http://www.nba.com/dleague/games/boxscore.jsp?gameId=2020800307

Reno @ Utah http://www.nba.com/dleague/games/boxscore.jsp?gameId=2020800308

Sioux Falls @ Anaheim http://www.nba.com/dleague/games/boxscore.jsp?gameId=2020800309

WEDNESDAY NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS...top performers from Wednesday's games:

Maureece Rice scored a team high 26 points for Erie. Erik Daniels notched a league high 26th double-double with 22 points and 12 assists. Quincy Douby had 18 points and Darnell Jackson, on assignment from the Cleveland Cavaliers, added 15 as all Erie players scored double figures.

Recently acquired DeMarcus Nelson had a game high 27 points for the Toros, who had six players in double figures. Marcus Williams added 26.

Colorado was led by Eddie Gill's thirteenth double-double of the year with 22 points and 11 assists. Josh Davis finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while John Lucas had 17 points off the bench. The 14ers tied a D-League season high with 16 three point field goals in the 116-103.

Gary Forbes led the way for Tulsa with 21 points and six assists. D.J. White, recently assigned by the Thunder, added 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Morris Almond drained a game-winning 25-foot three-point jumper with 1.4 seconds left and finished with a team-high 24 points. Kevin Kruger and Kyrylo Fesenko notched double-doubles for the Flash, scoring 15 points each. Kruger added 10 assists and Fesenko had 10 rebounds.

Russell Robinson and Noel each contributed 26 points for Reno, while Rod Benson added a double-double with 11 points and 17 rebounds.

C.J. Giles led Sioux Falls with 23 points off the bench and Frank Williams scored 19 points and finished one rebound shy of a double-double. With 11 points and 14 rebounds, Chris Ellis earned his fifth double-double of the season.

Anaheim's Cedric Bozeman led all scorers with a season-high 32 points, six rebounds and six assists. Marcus Campbell added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENTS: A look at D-League Alumni in last night's NBA games:

24 players with D-League experience competed in 10 NBA games last night, five as starters.

Philadelphia's Louis Williams contributed 21 points off the bench in 28 minutes of play.

Steve Novak scored 21 points for the Clippers en route to a 123-108 win over the Washington Wizards.

GATORADE CALL-UP BOARD:

Player NBA Team D-League Team Call-Up Dates

Blake Ahearn San Antonio Dakota 11/16/08

Malik Hairston San Antonio Austin 12/22/08

Jermareo Davidson Golden State Idaho 1/5/09

Courtney Sims Phoenix Iowa 1/20/09, 2/13/09

Anthony Tolliver New Orleans Iowa 1/21/09

Cartier Martin Charlotte Iowa 1/29/09

Trey Johnson Cleveland Bakersfield 2/03/09, 2/20/09

Eddie Gill Milwaukee Colorado 2/09/08

Pops Mensah-Bonsu Toronto Austin 2/25/09, 3/6/09

James White Houston Anaheim 3/3/09

Demetris Nichols New York Iowa 3/6/09

Dontell Jefferson Charlotte Utah 3/11/09

ASSIGNMENT BOARD:

Player NBA Team D-League Team Assignment Dates

Nate Jawai Toronto Idaho 2/26/09

Sonny Weems Denver Colorado 3/6/09

Morris Almond Utah Utah 3/7/09

Kyrylo Fesenko Utah Utah 3/7/09

Alexis Ajinca Charlotte Sioux Falls 3/9/09

Sean Singletary Charlotte Sioux Falls 3/9/09

Darnell Jackson Cleveland Erie 3/18/09

D.J. White Oklahoma City Tulsa 3/18/09


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