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April 10, 2008 12:22 PM
Posted by Percy Allen
Mouhamed Sene's season seemed as if it ended sour note after he suffered a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee during last Friday's Idaho Stampede game at Bakersfield of the NBA Development League, however, the Sonics center was named co-Defensive Player of the Year in the NBDL today.
Sene, who was named All D-League Honorable Mention this past Sunday, appeared in 27 games with the Idaho Stampede this season, averaging 12.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 27.5 minutes per game.
Sene shares this year's award with the Miami Heat/Los Angeles D-Fenders' Stephane Lasme.
As the first Seattle Sonics player to win the award, Sene also shares the distinction of being the first international player to be named NBA Development League Co-Defensive Player of the Year with Lasme, a Gabonese native.
"It's an honor to win this award and be acknowledged for all the hard work I've put into improving on the defensive end of the floor," Sene said in a statement. "I appreciate being recognized by the league and being able to represent Senegal."
NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR WINNERS
2008 Mouhamed Sene Idaho Stampede
2008 Stephane Lasme Los Angeles D-Fenders
2007 Renaldo Major Dakota Wizards
2006 Derrick Zimmerman Austin Toros
2005 Derrick Zimmerman Columbus Riverdragons
2004 Karim Shabazz Charleston Lowgators
2003 Mikki Moore Roanoke Dazzle
2002 Jeff Myers Greenville Groove
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