NEW YORK, March. 13, 2017 – Phil Pressey of the Santa Cruz Warriors today was named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, March 6 through Sunday, March 12.
Pressey (5-11, Missouri) led Santa Cruz to a 3-0 week, averaging 24.3 points (on 51.9 percent shooting), 8.7 assists, 6.3 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 1.0 blocks. On March 8, he tallied 28 points, 11 assists and six steals in a 128-122 victory over Raptors 905. He followed that up with a 26-point effort, including six three-pointers, in a 144-123 win over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on March 10. The three wins extended Santa Cruz’s winning streak to six games as the Warriors gained control of the fourth wild-card position in the Western Conference.
For the season, Pressey is averaging 18.7 points, 8.1 assists 5.5 rebounds and 2.1 steals. He last appeared in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2015-16 season.
Other top performers considered included Canton’s Eric Moreland and John Holland, Delaware’s Russ Smith, Fort Wayne’s Alex Poythress, Northern Arizona’s Elijah Millsap, Oklahoma City’s Reggie Williams, Raptors 905’s Axel Toupane, Rio Grande Valley’s Darius Morris, Sioux Falls’ Keith Benson, Texas’ Jameel Warney and Windy City’s Jarell Eddie.
The Santa Cruz Warriors will travel to Oklahoma City to take on the Oklahoma City Blue tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. PST at Cox Convention Center. Fans can catch the game the game on Facebook Live by visiting the Santa Cruz Warriors’ Facebook page at tip-off.
After the match-up in Oklahoma, the Warriors will return home to celebrate Casey Hill Bobblehead Night on Mar. 17 as they host the Texas Legends in the first game of a weekend double-header. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a Casey Hill Bobblehead courtesy of Awe Sum Organics. Tickets are still available to attend the game and can be purchased at the Santa Cruz Warriors’ headquarters at 903 Pacific Avenue, online at www.santacruzbasketball.com or over the phone at (831) 713-4400.