NEW YORK – Nick Minnerath of the Canton Charge was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 28. The honor is the first of Minnerath’s career.
Minnerath (6-9, 215, Detroit Mercy) led Canton to a 3-0 week, averaging 25.3 points (sixth in the league) on 60.5 percent shooting (26-for-43) to go with 8.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists. He scored at least 20 points in three consecutive games for the second time this season, helping push Canton’s winning streak to 12.
On Feb. 26, he recorded a double-double with 26 points and 10 rebounds in a 107-96 victory over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. On Feb. 28, he tallied 29 points on 10-of-13 shooting to go with five rebounds and two assists.
Minnerath is averaging 18.1 points on 50.8 percent shooting along with 6.7 rebounds
Other top performers considered include Bakersfield’s Joel Wright, Iowa’s Andrew Harrison, Los Angeles’ Josh Magette, Maine’s Coty Clarke, Raptors’ Sim Bhullar, Reno’s David Stockton, Rio Grande Valley’s Jaron Johnson, Sioux Falls’ Briante Weber, Texas’ Tu Holloway and Westchester’s Travis Trice II.
About the NBA Development League
The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 19 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2015-16 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 38 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2014-15 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.