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Former Pilot Pooh Jeter Named to NBA D-League All-Star Team

Feb. 6, 2007

Former University of Portland standout point guard Pooh Jeter (2003-06) has been named to the NBA Development League All-Star Team, announced on Tuesday. Jeter, Portland's No. 2 all-time leading scorer, was one of 10 players named to the West All-Star Team which will face the East stars on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. (PST) live on NBA TV. The D-League All-Star Game takes place as part of NBA All-Star weekend in Las Vegas.

Jeter has started all 27 games for the Colorado 14ers and is fifth in the NBDL in assists per game (6.1). He is also averaging 11.6 points and 1.0 steals per game, while shooting 49.6 percent from the field and 90.8 percent at the free throw line.

Jeter and the 14ers currently own the best record in the 12-team D-League at 19-8 and enter the all-star break on a four-game winning streak.

A fan favorite on The Bluff, the Gardena, Calif. native finished his career at Portland as the school's No. 2 all-time scorer with 1,708 career points. A three-time All-West Coast Conference selection during his four years, Jeter graduated in May of 2006 with a general studies degree. He was signed as an undrafted free agent with Sacramento and participated in Kings Fall training camp before joining the 14ers.

Jeter capped his career as Portland's all-time leader in free throw percentage (.846). He also ranks among the top 10 in UP history in three-pointers made (second, 200), steals (third, 160), free throws made (third, 408), field goals made (fifth, 550), assists (sixth, 346) and three-point percentage (eighth, .373).

As a senior during the 2005-06 season, Jeter led the Pilots in scoring (18.5), free throw percentage (.869), assists (3.0), steals (1.2) and minutes played per game (36.0). He finished fourth in the overall WCC scoring race, but his 20.9 scoring average in conference games was second overall to Gonzaga's Adam Morrison, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft.