Rodney Bartholomew of the Tulsa 66ers was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 13 – Sunday, Jan. 19.
Bartholomew, a 6-8, 235-pound forward from Indiana Tech led Tulsa to a 2-0 record last week, including back-to-back road wins over the Bakersfield Jam and Los Angeles D-Fenders. For the week, he averaged an NBA D-League best 32.0 points (on 68-percent shooting from the floor) to go with 16.0 rebounds.
On Jan. 18, Bartholomew scored 32 points and grabbed 17 rebounds helping the 66ers to a 114-110 win. The next night, he finished with 32 points and 15 rebounds in a 128-112 win over the D-Fenders. With the two games, Bartholomew became the first player in 66ers history to record 30 or more points and 15 or more rebounds in back-to-back games.
The honor is the first for Bartholomew, who is averaging 11.2 points and 7.9 rebounds this season.
Other top performers considered include Idaho’s Dee Bost, Santa Cruz’s Seth Curry, Maine’s Frank Gaines, Sioux Fall’s Justin Hamilton, Iowa’s Othyus Jeffers, Springfield’s Justin Johnson, Sioux Fall’s DeAndre Liggins, Austin’s Flip Murray, Rio Grande Valley’s Gary Talton, and Los Angeles’ Terrence Williams.