Bighorns’ David Stockton named NBA D-League Performer of the Week

NEW YORK Reno Bighorns guard David Stockton was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, March 2 – Sunday, March 8.  The honor is the first of Stockton’s career and the first for the Bighorns this season.

Fresh off a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings, Stockton led the Bighorns to a 2-1 record last week, averaging a double-double of 38.7 points and 13.7 assists to go with 6.7 rebounds and 4.3 steals.

In his first game back in Reno, Stockton scored a career-high 44 points, dished out 10 assists and notched a near-quadruple-double registering eight steals and seven rebounds in a 158-152 win over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.  Two days later, he amassed 22 assists to go with 37 points and five rebounds as his Bighorns defeated the Texas Legends 147-111.  To finish the week, Stockton tallied 35 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as Reno fell 117-115 to the Iowa Energy on the road in Des Moines.

This season, Stockton ranks fourth in the NBA D-League averaging 8.4 assists and second on the Bighorns averaging 18.5 points.

Other top performers considered included Austin’s Orlando Johnson, Bakersfield’s Jerel McNeal, Delaware’s Victor Rudd, Erie’s Peyton Siva, Iowa’s Jarnell Stokes on assignment from the Memphis Grizzlies, Maine’s Tim Frazier, Santa Cruz’s Darington Hobston, and Texas’ Eric Griffin.