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NBA Development League Announces 2015-16 All-NBA D-League Teams

Official Release | April 29, 2016

— 11 Players on First, Second and Third Teams Have NBA Experience —

NEW YORK, April 29, 2016 – Jarnell Stokes (Sioux Falls Skyforce), the 2015-16 NBA Development League Most Valuable Player, headlines the NBA D-League First Team, as voted on by the league’s 19 head coaches.  Stokes is joined by Erick Green (Reno Bighorns), Vander Blue (Los Angeles D-Fenders), Alex Stepheson (Iowa Energy) and Jeff Ayres (Los Angeles). Stepheson received GATORADE Call-Ups from both the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies and Ayres finished the season with the Los Angeles Clippers.

MORE: 2015-16 Awards | First Team | Second Team | Third Team

Jimmer Fredette (Westchester Knicks) and Coty Clarke who both earned GATORADE Call-Ups this season and headline the Second Team, which also includes Will Cummings (Rio Grande Valley Vipers), Nick Minnerath (Canton Charge) and DeAndre Liggins (Sioux Falls).

The Third Team features Sean Kilpatrick (Delaware 87ers) who earned GATORADE Call-Ups with the Denver Nuggets and Brooklyn Nets. Rounding out the Third Team are Quinn Cook (Canton), Devin Ebanks (Grand Rapids Drive), Ryan Gomes (Los Angeles) and Jordan Bachynski (Westchester).

In all, 11 players on 2015-16 All-NBA D-League First, Second, and Third Teams have NBA experience, with six earning GATORADE Call-Ups this season.

The NBA D-League All-Rookie Team consists of 2015-16 NBA D-League Rookie of the Year, Quinn Cook (Canton), Dakari Johnson (Oklahoma City Blue), Will Cummings (Rio Grande Valley), Greg Whittington (Sioux Falls) and J.J. O’Brien (Idaho). O’Brien received a GATORADE Call-Up from the Utah Jazz.

Sioux Falls’ DeAndre Liggins, the 2015-16 NBA D-League Defensive Player of the Year, headlines the NBA D-League All-Defensive First Team.  He’s joined by last year’s Defensive Player of the Year, Aaron Craft of the Santa Cruz Warriors, along with Micheal Eric of the Texas Legends, Jordan Bachynski of Westchester, and Keith Appling of the Erie BayHawks. Appling received a GATORADE Call-Up from the Orlando Magic during the season.

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

2015-16 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE TEAMS

FIRST TEAM
Erick Green – Reno*
Vander Blue – Los Angeles
Jarnell Stokes – Sioux Falls
Jeff Ayres – Idaho/Los Angeles*
Alex Stepheson – Iowa*

SECOND TEAM
Jimmer Fredette – Westchester*
Will Cummings – Rio Grande Valley
Coty Clarke – Maine*
Nick Minnerath – Canton
DeAndre Liggins – Sioux Falls

THIRD TEAM
Sean Kilpatrick – Delaware*
Quinn Cook – Canton
Devin Ebanks – Grand Rapids
Ryan Gomes – Los Angeles
Jordan Bachynski – Westchester

2015-16 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE ALL-ROOKIE TEAMS
Quinn Cook – Canton Charge
Will Cummings – Rio Grande Valley
Dakari Johnson – Oklahoma City
JJ O’Brien – Idaho*
Greg Whittington – Sioux Falls

2015-16 ALL-NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAMS
Aaron Craft – Santa Cruz
Keith Appling – Erie*
Jordan Bachynski – Westchester
DeAndre Liggins – Sioux Falls
Micheal Eric – Texas

*The asterisk signifies a player that received a GATORDE Call-Up this season

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