NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2017 – Sioux Falls Skyforce guard Briante Weber today was named the NBA Development League Player of the Month for games played in January.
Weber (6-2, Virginia Commonwealth) led Sioux Falls to a 6-5 record behind averages of 21.5 points, 8.3 assists, 6.6 rebounds and 3.6 steals. He had five double-doubles and two triple-doubles in January, and finished one steal shy of recording the first quadruple-double in NBA D-League history.
On Jan. 11, Weber tallied 31 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and five steals in a 135-129 victory over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. On Jan. 25, he notched a career-high 34 points on 14-of-20 shooting to go with seven rebounds and five assists in a 129-116 loss to the Reno Bighorns. Weber then capped his month by scoring 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting to go with a career-high-tying 12 assists, 11 rebounds and a career-best nine steals in a 120-115 overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Blue on Jan. 31.
Other players who received consideration for the monthly award were Delaware’s Shawn Long, Los Angeles’ Vander Blue, Northern Arizona’s Johnny O’Bryant, Santa Cruz’s Phil Pressey and Texas’ Manny Harris.