D-League Update: Jimmer Mania alive and well in Westchester

We are less than one month from the annual D-League Showcase, and the cream of the D-League is beginning to rise to the top.

In the East, the Westchester Knicks sit atop the conference with a  9-3 record.

In the West, it’s the Austin Spurs and the Santa Cruz Warriors much like their NBA counterparts aside from their positions being swapped.

Austin has lost only two of 11 games so far, piling up an impressive 8-1 conference record.

The Warriors stand at 7-4, and like the Spurs, are in the midst of a three-game winning streak.

The Austin Spurs NBA affiliate in San Antonio released Jimmer Fredette prior to the start of the NBA season, and the former Brigham Young star has found a home in the D-League with Westchester.

Through seven games, he’s averaging 24.4 points, 4.9 assists, just over four rebounds and 2.4 steals per game.

In his first game with Westchester, the guard finished with 37 points and eight assists. He currently sits at fourth in the league in scoring, behind Erick Green, Elliot Williams and Sean Kilpatrick.

Fredette is also third on the D-League’s weekly prospect watch rankings.

• Kilpatrick named Performer of the Week

The NBA D-League named Delaware 87ers guard Sean Kilpatrick the performer of the week, which is the second time he’s received the honor.

While he averages 25.9 points per game, he broke out with a 45 point game, knocking down six of eight three pointers in a win over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. He followed that up with a 32 point outing just days later.

He’ll be one to keep an eye on, especially with the showcase coming up.

About Michael A. De Leon

Michael founded Project Spurs in 2004. He started The Spurscast, the first Spurs podcast on the Internet, in 2005. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others. He is a credentialed member of the media for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Toros. He is also the founder of Project Spurs' sister sites, Toros Nation and Stars Hoops.