Ex-Cal star Jorge Gutierrez continues to make progress in the NBA’s Development League.
A professional rookie with the Canton Charge, Gutierrez is averaging 10.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists for a team that is 18-11 and first in the D-League’s East Division.
In the month of January, he was better still. He averaged 13.8 points, 4.9 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 steals. Twice he scored 20 points and he had 17 points and 10 assists in a game last week against Iowa. In 12 games played in January, Gutierrez had five games of 12 points or more.
The D-League regular season runs through Feb. 13, when the playoffs begin.