December 15, 2012
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Rodney Bartholomew made his first NBA D League start on Saturday night for the Tulsa 66ers and did something he did so many times during his All-American career at Indiana Tech, and that is record a double-double.
In the 66ers 114-98 win against the Bakersfield Jam, the former Warrior basketball star played 24 minutes and racked up 10 points and a game-high 14 rebounds while teammates Daniel Orton, from the University of Kentucky, and Mario Little, from the University of Kansas, grabbed seven boards each.
Bartholomew also had a big game on Friday night against the Jam, scoring 13 points off the bench and hauling in team-best eight rebounds.
In eight games this season, Bartholomew is averaging 6.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game while shooting at a .467 clip.
Bartholomew, the 2012 WHAC Player of the Year, was selected by the Tulsa 66ers in the fifth round of the 2012 NBA D League draft. The 66ers are the affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
During his senior season at Indiana Tech, the 6-8 forward from Port Sulphur, Louisiana emerged as one of the nation’s elite big men posting 18 double-doubles in 31 games, averaging 17.5 points and 11.4 rebounds per contest. He dominated on the boards, pulling down a conference best 354 rebounds, good enough for second in the country. He also tallied a team-high 544 points and ranked 12th in the nation in field goal percentage shooting at a .596 clip.
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