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Warriors Sign Fort Worth Guard Azubuike

January 2, 2007 - NBA G League (G League) News Release

GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 2, 2007 - The Golden State Warriors have signed Fort Worth Flyers' guard Kelenna Azubuike to a contract, making him the first GATORADE Call-Up of the 2006-07 NBA Development League season and the 69th overall since the league began play in November 2001.

Azubuike leads the D-League in scoring at 26.0 points and minutes played with 41.9 per game. In 12 games (12 starts) he is shooting .514 (113-220) from the floor, .485 (32-66) from behind the three-point line, third in the league. He also averages 5.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists. He has scored 25 points or more in eight games, 30 or more three times, including a 35-point outing against Los Angeles on Dec. 2.

A second-year professional from the University of Kentucky, Azubuike has been in vet camps with both Cleveland (2005) and Houston (2006) since going undrafted in the 2005 NBA Draft. He played in 41 games for Fort Worth last season, averaging 25.6 minutes, 12.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists on the way to an honorable mention All-D-League selection.

Azubuike is expected to join the Warriors for their game tonight in Oklahoma City. He will wear jersey #7.

The NBA Development League includes the Albuquerque Thunderbirds (N.M.), Anaheim Arsenal (Calif.), Arkansas RimRockers (Little Rock), Austin Toros (Texas), Bakersfield Jam (Calif.), Colorado 14ers (Broomfield), Dakota Wizards (Bismarck, N.D.), Fort Worth Flyers (Texas), Idaho Stampede (Boise), Los Angeles D-Fenders (Calif.), Sioux Falls Skyforce (S.D.) and Tulsa 66ers (Okla.).

Designed to help grow the sport of basketball both domestically and internationally, the D-League also offers fun, family entertainment at affordable prices. For additional information on the NBA Development League, visit D-LEAGUE.com.

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