W. Dawkins

Arkansas’ Courtney Fortson Scores 40 In China

Author: W. Dawkins
Arkansas’ Courtney Fortson Scores 40 In China

Former Arkansas star Courtney Fortson poured in 40 points to lead the Guangsha Lions past the Zhejiang Golden Bulls 103-97 in the Chinese Basketball Association.

 

The 5-11 guard also had 10 assists and 15 rebounds to record an impressive triple double.

 

Fortson also sank 2 threes and had 2 steals in the game.

 

Jinqiu Hu added 22 points and 12 rebounds for Guangsha in the victory,

 

For Zhejiang, Jarnell Stokes (Tennessee) had 30 points, 16 rebounds, and 4 blocks in the loss.

 

But the star of the game was Fortson, who is third in the CBA in assists this season and is sixth in scoring, averaging 36.5 points and 9 dimes for Guangsha.

 

Fortson, who also played for Guangsha last season, comes from Turkey’s BSL league, where he averaged 16.3 points, 6.5 assists (2nd in the league), and 1.2 steals for Banvit Basketbol Kulubu in 2015-16

 

In 2014-15 he was in Russia’s VTB United League, averaging 19.1 points, 8.2 assists, and 1.4 steals for Avtodor.

 

Fortson played briefly for the Houston Rockets and Los Angles Clippers in 2011-2012, where he averaged 3.5 points and 1 assist in 10 games.

 

He also played with Los Angeles D-Fenders in the NBA Development League, making the D-League All-Star team in 2013.

 

In his final season at Arkansas in 2009-2010, Fortson led the team in scoring at 17.9 points per game and was tops in the SEC in assists.

 

For more basketball news go to http://www.blacktoptv.com

Top Stories corner

NBADL’s Drive Name USFs Rex Walters New Coach

See Ex-KU Star Rex Walters' 7th Grade Son Gunner (VIDEO)

The NBA D-League’s Grand Rapids Drive, an affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, has named Rex Walters as their new head coach.

 

“Rex Walters brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and experience and has a passion for developing young players,” Pistons head coach and VP of Operations Stan Van Gundy said…

No. 38 Sr SG Keith Williams Commits To Cincinnati

No. 38 Sr SG Keith Williams Commits To Cincinnati

247 Sports’ No. 38 ranked high school senior shooting guard Keith Williams has committed to Cincinnati.

 

The 6-5 Williams out of Bishop Loughlin (Brooklyn, NY) averaged 15 points and 4.3 rebounds for New Heights on the Under Armour circuit this year.

 

Bishop Loughlin is the same NYC school that produced former…

Bulls Send Georgia St’s R.J. Hunter To D-League

Bulls Send Georgia St’s R.J. Hunter To D-League

The Chicago Bulls have sent former Georgia State star R.J. Hunter to their D-League affiliate, the Windy City Bulls.

 

Hunter was signed by Chicago at the beginning of the season after he was waived by the Celtics at the end of the preseason.

 

The 6-5 guard was the 28th overall pick…

Michigan St’s Izzo Apologizes For Hard Schedule

Michigan St’s Izzo Apologizes For Tough Schedule

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, whose Spartans are off to a rough 4-4 start, told his team that he was sorry for the club’s brutal early season schedule.

 

The Spartans, who were ranked No. 12 in the AP preseason poll, started the year off with a tough 65-63 loss to…

Recommended Stories corner

TCU’s Chauncey Collins Drops 29 In NBADL Tryouts Former TCU star Chauncey Collins poured in 29 points to lead his Team 1 past Team 2, 83-67 in the 2016 NBA D-League National Tryout Afternoon Session ...
No. 38 Sr SG Keith Williams Commits To Cincinnati 247 Sports’ No. 38 ranked high school senior shooting guard Keith Williams has committed to Cincinnati.   The 6-5 Williams out of Bishop Lo...
D-League Reno Bighorns Reveal New Uniform Colors The NBA D-league’s Reno Bighorns have unveiled their new logo.   The new designs now incorporate the colors of the Sacramento Kings, who bo...
poll corner left
Poll
poll corner right

Will More High School Kids Skip College and Complete a One Season Stint Overseas For a Quick Million Dollar Pay Day Before Entering The NBA Draft

Loading ... Loading ...
ad
ad