Vipers Player At NBA Summer League

POSTED: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 11:04pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jonah Goldberg
E-Mail: jgoldberg@rgvipers.com

JORDAN TO PLAY IN NBA SUMMER LEAGUE

July 1, 2009

MCALLEN, TEXAS - The NBA D-League Rio Grande Valley Vipers announced today that Jared Jordan will play for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Summer League July 10-through-19 at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion in Las Vegas.

Jordan becomes the fourth Viper to take part in the NBA Summer League. Last year, Aaron Brooks played for the Houston Rockets, C.J. Watson played for the Warriors and Desmon Farmer played for the Toronto Raptors.

Brooks averaged 16.8 points and 7.0 assists in five games.

Watson averaged 18.8 points, 4.8 assists, 4.2 steals and 3.5 rebounds in four games.

Farmer averaged 7.2 points in five games.

Jordan played in the NBA Summer League last year with the Phoenix Suns.

Jordan averaged 3.2 points, 2.6 assists and 14.6 minutes off the bench in five games.

Jordan joined the team on their first road trip of the season, and after backing up Smush Parker through the NBA D-League Showcase, he took over as the starting point guard before suffering an ankle injury. Jordan returned to the lineup on February 18 in Anaheim, and went on to become one of the best floor generals in the league.

Jordan led the league in assists per 48 minutes (13.7) while ranking second in assists per game (8.8) and assists to turnover ratio (3.29). He set the franchise record for assists in a game by recording 21 in a 122-116 win over Fort Wayne on February 26. As a team, the Vipers set a franchise record with 35 assists in that game.

Jordan also became an offensive threat, averaging 10.6 points per game. He also led the team with 1.9 steals per game.

Jawad Williams, Joey Dorsey and Delonte Holland who hadn’t yet played for the Vipers, took part in the NBA Summer League last year with the Cleveland Cavaliers/Raptors, Rockets and New York Knicks respectively.

Williams averaged 6.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in three games for the Cavaliers after scoring two points and grabbing four rebounds in one game for the Raptors.

Dorsey averaged 10.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in three games.

Holland averaged 5.4 points in five games.

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