With the San Antonio Spurs 2009-2010 season over and all the Tony Parker trade rumors, Tiago Splitter talk, etc., here is some great news we here at Project Spurs overlooked but deserves its proper recognition. Our bad!
Alonzo Gee was named the 2010 NBDL Rookie of the Year.
“Austin Toros guard Alonzo Gee, who ranked in the top 10 in the NBA D-League in regular season scoring, has been selected by the League’s 16 coaches as the NBA Development League’s 2009-10 Rookie of the Year. Gee will be presented with the award by Chris Alpert, Vice President of Basketball Operations and Player Personnel for the NBA D-League . . .”
Here is what Toros’ coach, Quin Snyder had to say on Gee winning this award:
“On behalf of the Toros and Spurs organizations, we are pleased and excited to have been able to share in Alonzo’s success this year. It has been a privilege to coach him,” said Quin Snyder, Toros head coach. “He has been relentless in his commitment to develop as a basketball player and most importantly, Alonzo is a great teammate. He is a young man that has had a positive impact on all of us, and we congratulate him on the award.”
This season, Gee was called-up to the Washington Wizards where he averaged 7.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 16.5 minutes.
The Spurs have a team option to pick up his final contract year which is set to pay him $762, 195.00. Gee was signed by the Spurs late in the 2009-2010 NBA season.