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Replacements Named For 2017 NBA Development League All-Star Game

Official Release | February 14, 2017

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2017 – Four NBA Development League players have been named as replacements for the 2017 NBA D-League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire.  The game, which will air live on NBA TV, tips off on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2:30 p.m. ET from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

In the East, Jordan Crawford (Grand Rapids Drive), Alfonzo McKinnie (Windy City Bulls) and Axel Toupane (Raptors 905) will replace current NBA players Ray McCallum (Grand Rapids Drive/Charlotte Hornets), Chris McCullough (Long Island Nets/Brooklyn Nets) and Yogi Ferrell (Long Island Nets/Dallas Mavericks), respectively.  The three players being replaced are ineligible to play due to their status on NBA rosters.

On the West team, Reggie Williams (Oklahoma City Blue) will replace Pierre Jackson (Texas Legends), who will miss the game as he continues rehabilitation following a left hamstring injury.  Jackson will still take part in the Three-Point Contest, which begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday and culminates at halftime of the NBA D-League All-Star Game.

EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS

Player (Team) Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate College/Country
Anthony Brown (Erie) G 6-7 211 10/10/1992 Stanford/USA
Quinn Cook (Canton) G 6-2 179 3/23/1993 Duke/USA
Jordan Crawford (Grand Rapids)*** G 6-5 195 10/23/1988 Xavier/USA
Yogi Ferrell (Long Island)** G 6-0 178 5/9/1993 Indiana/USA
Marcus Georges-Hunt (Maine) F 6-6 220 3/28/1994 Georgia Tech/USA
Jalen Jones (Maine) F 6-7 220 5/27/1993 Texas A&M/USA
Shawn Long (Delaware) C 6-9 248 1/29/1993 Louisiana-Lafayette/USA
Alfonzo McKinnie (Windy City)*** F 6-8 215 9/17/1992 Wis.-Green Bay/USA
Ray McCallum (Grand Rapids)** G 6-3 190 6/12/1991 Detroit/USA
Chris McCullough (Long Island)** F 6-9 199 2/5/1995 South Carolina/USA
Eric Moreland (Canton) F 6-10 249 12/24/1991 Oregon State/USA
Abdel Nader (Maine) F 6-8 225 9/25/1993 Iowa State/Egypt
Alex Poythress (Fort Wayne) F 6-7 235 9/6/1993 Kentucky/USA
Edy Tavares (Raptors 905) C 7-2 260 3/22/1992 Cape Verde
Axel Toupane (Raptors 905)*** G/F 6-7 210 7/23/1992 France

Head Coach: Jerry Stackhouse (Raptors 905)
Assistant Coaches: Donnie Tyndall (Raptors 905), David Gale (Raptors 905), Nathaniel Mitchell (Raptors 905), Nicki Gross (Raptors 905)
Athletic Trainer: Giovanni Sardella (Raptors 905)

WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS

Player (Team) Pos. Ht. Wt. Birthdate College/Country
Keith Benson (Sioux Falls) C 6-11 235 8/13/1988 Oakland/USA
Vander Blue (Los Angeles) G 6-4 200 7/17/1992 Marquette/USA
Dennis Clifford (Santa Cruz) C 7-1 260 2/29/1992 Boston College/USA
Justin Harper (Los Angeles) F 6-10 225 8/30/1989 Richmond/USA
Pierre Jackson (Texas)** G 5-11 176 8/29/1991 Baylor/USA
Cory Jefferson (Austin) F 6-9 218 12/26/1990 Baylor/USA
Dakari Johnson (Oklahoma City) C 7-0 255 9/22/1995 Kentucky/USA
Josh Magette (Los Angeles) G 6-1 160 11/28/1989 Alabama-Huntsville/USA
Johnny O’Bryant III (Northern Arizona)* F 6-9 257 6/1/1993 Louisiana State/USA
JaKarr Sampson (Iowa) F 6-9 207 3/20/1993 St. John’s/USA
Briante Weber (Sioux Falls)* G 6-2 165 12/29/1992 Va. Commonwealth/USA
Okaro White (Sioux Falls)* F 6-8 215 8/13/1992 Florida State/USA
Reggie Williams (OKC)*** G/F 6-6 210 9/14/1986 Virginia Military/USA

Head Coach: Coby Karl (Los Angeles)
Assistant Coaches: Paul Woolpert (Los Angeles), Brian Walsh (Los Angeles), Isaiah Fox (Los Angeles)
Athletic Trainer: Heather Mau (Los Angeles)

* – Indicates a player currently in the NBA
** – Will not play
*** – Replacement player

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