Former Hog Courtney Fortson named NBA D-League Performer of the Week

NEW YORK ( – Courtney Fortson of the Los Angeles D-Fenders was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Dec. 10-16.

A 5-11, 185-pound guard out of Arkansas, Fortson led the D-Fenders to a 2-0 record for the week, averaging 27.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 46.5 minutes. He scored a team-high 36 points in a 134-124 triple-overtime win over the Reno Bighorns, 134-124, on Dec. 15 to go with a team-high eight assists.

A second-year member of the D-Fenders, Fortson earned two GATORADE Call-Ups during the 2011-12 season and owns NBA career averages of 3.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 9.5 minutes in 10 games for the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets.

Other top performers considered include Austin's Tyler Wilkerson, Bakersfield's Damion James, Canton's Jon Leuer, Erie's D.J. Kennedy, Fort Wayne's Miles Plumlee, Idaho's Joel Freeland, Iowa's Chris Wright, Los Angeles' Darius Johnson-Odom, Maine's Shelvin Mack, Reno's Garrett Temple, Rio Grande Valley's Tim Ohlbrecht, Santa Cruz's Travis Leslie, Sioux Falls' Andrew Goudelock, Springfield's James Mays, Texas' Darius Rice and Tulsa's Jeremy Lamb.