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Basketball: Gutierrez shines in D-League

Former Cal star Jorge Gutierrez is thriving in the NBA Developmental League.

Gutierrez, the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year, has helped the Canton Charge win its past six games. During the win streak, he is averaging 14.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals. Gutierrez had 14 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals Thursday night in a 104-93 win over the Santa Cruz Warriors at Reno.

He had 20 points in a recent win over the Maine Red Claws.

Gutierrez has started 19 of 20 teams for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ “farm” team, averaging 9.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists. Still not a great shooter, he is converting 38.8 percent from the field, 26.3 percent from 3-point and 78.7 from the FT line.

Jeff Faraudo