March 12, 2013 by Seth Rubinroit
By Seth Rubinroit
Much has been made about the Trojans competing in the NBA. Nikola Vucevic is fifth in the NBA in rebounding, and DeMar DeRozan is averaging 17.8 points per game for the Toronto Raptors.
USC alumni have also been enjoying success in the NBA Development League.
Smilin’ Gabe Pruitt is playing for the Maine Red Claws. He is averaging 6.3 points and 2.2 assists per game.
Desmon Farmer is competing for the Reno Bighorns. He is contributing 10.9 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.
Other familiar names from Pac-12 schools competing in the D-League (with ppg in parentheses):
Arizona: Kyle Fogg, Rio Grande Vipers (7.4); Mustafa Shakur, Erie Bayhawks (-)
Arizona State: Tommy Smith, Fort Wayne Mad Ants (5.4)
Cal: Jorge Gutierrez, Canton Charge (10.4)
Colorado: Carlon Brown, Idaho Stampede (10.9); Cory Higgins, Erie Bayhawks (13.9)
Oregon: Tajuan Porter, Reno Bighorns (8.1)
Oregon State: Jared Cunningham, Texas Legends (15.3); Seth Tarver, Sioux Falls Skyforce (8.3)
Stanford: Josh Owens, Idaho Stampede (6.3)
Washington: Justin Dentmon, Texas Legends (21.4 PPG); Justin Holiday, Idaho Stampede (15.8)
Washington State: Kyle Weaver, Canton Charge (9.5)
Stats as of March 9. Thanks to Los Angeles Lakers media content intern Trevor Wong for the story suggestion.