NEW YORK – Will Cummings of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, March 28 through Saturday, April 2. It’s the first Performer of the Week honor of his career.
Cummings (6-2, 185, Temple) led Rio Grande Valley to a 3-0 week, averaging 22.7 points on 52.4 percent shooting, including his 12-of-22 from beyond the arc, to go with 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.7 steals.
On March 29, he tallied 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists in a 118-97 win over the Oklahoma City Blue. On April 2, he scored 26 points and added five rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 128-121 victory over the Los Angeles D-Fenders to help the Vipers clinch the number three seed going into the Western Conference Playoffs.
Cummings, in his first NBA D-League season, is averaging 20.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting to go with 4.8 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.9 steals. He was also named to the West All-Star team.
Other top performers considered were Austin’s DeShaun Thomas, Bakersfield’s Askia Booker, Erie’s Aaron Harrison, Idaho’s Corey Hawkins, Iowa’s Ramon Harris, Raptors 905’s Bruno Caboclo (on assignment from the Toronto Raptors), Sioux Falls’ DeAndre Liggins and Texas’ Micheal Eric.
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.