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NBA Development League Announces 2014-15 All-League Teams

Official Release | April 22, 2015

– 15 GATORADE Call-Ups, 11 Players on Current NBA Rosters Highlight All-NBA D-League Selections –

NEW YORK, April 22, 2015 – Tim Frazier (Maine Red Claws/Portland Trail Blazers), the 2015 NBA Development League Most Valuable Player, headlines the 2015 NBA D-League First Team, as voted by the league’s 18 head coaches. Frazier and Earl Barron (Bakersfield Jam/Phoenix Suns) are current NBA players on the First Team, and are joined by Jerelle Benimon (Idaho Stampede), Seth Curry (Erie BayHawks) and Willie Reed (Iowa Energy).

Four current NBA players, including Chris Babb (Maine/Boston Celtics) and James Michael McAdoo (Santa Cruz Warriors/Golden State Warriors), who are both on NBA playoff rosters, headline the Second Team. They are joined by GATORADE Call-Ups Bryce Cotton (Austin Spurs/Utah Jazz), Arinze Onuaku (Canton Charge/Minnesota Timberwolves) and Elliot Williams (Santa Cruz Warriors).

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The Third Team features Jabari Brown (Los Angeles D-Fenders/L.A. Lakers) and Jerel McNeal (Bakersfield/Phoenix), both of whom earned GATORADE Call-Ups and finished the 2014-15 season on NBA rosters. They are joined on the Third Team by Eric Griffin (Texas Legends), Adonis Thomas (Grand Rapids) and Damien Wilkins (Iowa Energy).

In all, 12 of the 15 players on 2015 All-NBA D-League First, Second, and Third Teams have NBA experience, with 11 earning GATORADE Call-Ups during the 2014-15 campaign and eight currently on NBA rosters.

Fifteen top first-year professionals were selected to the 2015 NBA D-League All-Rookie First, Second and Third teams, including 2015 NBA D-League Rookie of the Year Frazier. Frazier is joined on the First Team by Cotton, Benimon, Khem Birch (Sioux Falls Skyforce) and McAdoo. The Second Team is comprised of GATORADE Call-Up David Stockton (Reno Bighorns/Sacramento Kings), Brown, CJ Fair (Fort Wayne Mad Ants), Shawn Jones (Sioux Falls) and Talib Zanna (Oklahoma City). The Third Team features a pair of Bighorns who earned GATORADE Call-Ups to the Kings, Sim Bhullar and David Wear, along with Semaj Christon (Oklahoma City Blue), Andre Dawkins (Sioux Falls Skyforce), also a GATORADE Call-Up during the 2014-15 season, and Roscoe Smith (Los Angeles).

Aaron Craft of Santa Cruz, the 2015 NBA D-League Defensive Player of the Year, headlines the 2015 NBA D-League All-Defensive First Team. He’s joined by Clint Capela, who played for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on assignment from the Houston Rockets, Birch, Fuquan Edwin (Sioux Falls) and Reed. The Second Team includes Thanasis Antetokounmpo (Westchester Knicks), Bhullar, Frazier, Joe Jackson (Bakersfield) and Griffin while the Third Team is made up of Babb, Ognjen Kuzmic, playing for Santa Cruz on assignment from Golden State, Hasheem Thabeet (Grand Rapids), Jonathan Simmons (Austin) and Dominique Sutton (Santa Cruz).

The complete All-NBA Development League, All-Rookie and All-Defensive Team results are below.

2015 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE TEAMS

FIRST TEAM
Jerelle Benimon – Idaho
Seth Curry – Erie
Earl Barron* – Bakersfield /Phoenix
Tim Frazier* – Maine/Portland
Willie Reed – Iowa

SECOND TEAM
Chris Babb* – Maine/Boston
Bryce Cotton* – Austin/Utah
James McAdoo* – Santa Cruz/Golden State
Arinze Onuaku* – Canton/Minnesota
Elliot Williams – Santa Cruz

THIRD TEAM
Jabari Brown* – Los Angeles/LA. Lakers
Eric Griffin – Texas
Jerel McNeal* – Bakersfield/Phoenix
Adonis Thomas – Grand Rapids
Damien Wilkins – Iowa

2015 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE ALL-ROOKIE TEAMS

FIRST TEAM
Jerrelle Benimon – Idaho
Khem Birch – Sioux Falls
Bryce Cotton* – Austin/Utah
Tim Frazier* – Maine/Portland
James McAdoo* – Santa Cruz/Golden State

SECOND TEAM
Jabari Brown* – Los Angeles/L.A. Lakers
CJ Fair – Fort Wayne
Shawn Jones – Sioux Falls
David Stockton* – Reno/Sacramento
Talib Zanna – Oklahoma City

THIRD TEAM
Sim Bhullar – Reno
Semaj Christon – Oklahoma City
Andre Dawkins – Sioux Falls
Roscoe Smith – Los Angeles
David Wear – Reno

2015 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAMS

FIRST TEAM
Khem Birch – Sioux Falls
Clint Capela* – Rio Grande Valley/Houston
Aaron Craft– Santa Cruz
Fuquan Edwin – Sioux Falls
Willie Reed– Iowa

SECOND TEAM
Thanasis Antetokounmpo – Westchester
Sim Bhullar – Reno
Tim Frazier* – Maine/Portland
Eric Griffin – Texas
Joe Jackson – Bakersfield

THIRD TEAM
Chris Babb* – Maine/Boston
Ognjen Kuzmic* – Santa Cruz/Golden State
Dominique Sutton – Santa Cruz
Jonathan Simmons – Austin
Hasheem Thabeet – Grand Rapids

* – Finished the 2014-15 season on an NBA roster

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