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Nick VanderLaan Named CBA Player of the Week

January 23, 2007 - Continental Basketball Association 1 (CBA 1) News Release

ALBANY, NY (January 23, 2007) - The Continental Basketball Association today announced that Nick VanderLaan has been named the Player of the Week for the week of January 16 - January 22 VanderLaan is the first Butte Daredevil player to be honored as a Player of the Week.

VanderLaan, a 6-10 center from California-Irvine, averaged 11 points and 16 rebounds this week, in three games. In his first game of the week, VanderLaan had 12 points and 9 rebounds in a 104-100 loss to Minot. In his next game, VanderLaan had 13 points and grabbed 25 rebounds in a 101-86 win over Utah. VanderLaan's 25 rebounds is a CBA high for this season, and the highest total in a game since Eric Chenowith, from the Idaho Stampede, pulled down 29 rebounds against Sioux Falls last season. VanderLaan finished the week with 8 points and 14 rebounds in a 104-96 loss to Utah.

The Daredevils are currently in third place in the National Conference with a record of 7-11 record, capturing 55.5 points, averaging 3.07 points a game. The Daredevils host the Utah Eagles on Tuesday, January 23 and Wednesday, January 24. Butte then travels to Indiana to take on the Alley Cats on Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28.

Other players receiving consideration were:

Chris Sockwell, Albany

Malik Moore, Great Falls

Carl Edwards, Indiana

Desmond Ferguson, Minot

Kevin Pittsnogle, Pittsburgh

John Millsap, Utah

Galen Young, Yakama

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