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April 9, 2009 - NBA G League (G League) News Release

SPURS SIGN MARCUS WILLIAMS

The San Antonio Spurs announced that they have signed guard Marcus Williams, making him the 20th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2008-09 NBA Development League season. In 45 games with the Toros, Williams averaged 23.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.3 assists. He was named the D-League Performer of the Week for the week of 3/30 after averaging a triple-double with 27.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 11.5 assists in three games.

IDAHO STAMPEDE TO HOST 2010 NBA D-LEAGUE SHOWCASE

The Idaho Stampede will host the sixth-annual NBA Development League Showcase. The event, which will be held at Qwest Arena in Boise from January 4-7, returns to Idaho following a successful event in 2008.

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

Rio Grande Valley @ Austin http://www.nba.com/dleague/games/boxscore.jsp?gameId=2020800365

Albuquerque @ Colorado http://www.nba.com/dleague/games/boxscore.jsp?gameId=2020800366

Bakersfield @ Idaho http://www.nba.com/dleague/games/boxscore.jsp?gameId=2020800367

Utah @ Anaheim http://www.nba.com/dleague/games/boxscore.jsp?gameId=2020800368

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

DeMarcus Nelson scored a game-high 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Austin Toros defeated the Rio Grande Valley Vipers 106-105. Jamaal Thomas scored 20 points off the bench. Dwayne Jones scored 14 points and Eric Dawson chipped in 13.

Rio Grande Valley was led in scoring by 22 points from Trent Strickland. Other Vipers scoring in double figures included Ernest Scott (16), Julian Sensley (14), Craig Winder (13), Marcus Hubbard (13) and Jared Jordan (11).

The Colorado 14ers set a new NBA Development League single game scoring record with a 155-127 win over Albuquerque. Nine Colorado players finished in double figures on the night. The 14ers were led by Trey Gilder's 26 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. Billy Thomas added 24.

Will Conroy's put up a 53 point effort for Albuquerque, which tied a D-League record set by Morris Almond with the Utah Flash last season. Keith McCloud and James Wright added 19 points apiece for the Thunderbirds in the loss.

The Idaho Stampede had seven players score in double figures to defeat the Bakersfield Jam 105-87. Roberto Bergersen led all Stampede scorers with 15 points while Lance Allred finished with his 18th double-double of the season, scoring 14 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. Mohammed Abukar and Jamaal Tatum added 14 points apiece.

Bakersfield guard Trey Johnson finished the game with 29 points. Nick Lewis scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Terrell Everett added 12 points.

Morris Almond scored 23 points for the Flash and Andre Ingram came off the Flash bench to score 19 points. J.R. Giddens and Koufos both had double-doubles for Utah. Giddens scored 18 and had 10 rebounds, while Koufos contributed 17 points and 12 boards.

Kedric Brown scored 30 and collected 10 rebounds to lead Anaheim. Cedric Bozeman added 20 points, while Andre Patterson and Cameron Bennerman added 10 points each.

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

28 players with D-League experience competed in 11 NBA games last night, five as starters.

Starting for Golden State, Kelenna Azubuike notched 26 points and eight rebounds. CJ Watson added 10.

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, New York Iowa 1/20/09, 2/13/09, 3/23/09

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 San Antonio, 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

Quincy Douby Toronto Erie 3/24/09

Joe Crawford New York Los Angeles 3/27/09

Shaun Livingston Oklahoma City Tulsa 3/31/09

Marcus Williams San Antonio Austin 4/8/09

ASSIGNMENT BOARD:

Player NBA Team D-League Team Assignment Dates

Morris Almond Utah Utah 3/7/09

Alexis Ajinca Charlotte Sioux Falls 3/9/09

Sean Singletary Charlotte Sioux Falls 3/9/09

Sun Yue Los Angeles Los Angeles 3/19/09

J.R. Giddens Boston Utah 3/20/09

Kosta Koufos Utah Utah 3/26/09

Ian Mahinmi San Antonio Austin 4/2/09

Nathan Jawai Toronto Idaho 4/3/09

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