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Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011

Palmer, Boyette nab league honors

Staff report

David Palmer, long recognized as one of the bj-league's premier perimeter marksmen, is the Lawson/Ponta Player of the Week, it was announced on Friday.

The Ryukyu Golden Kings sharpshooter scored 32 points and made 3 of 4 3-point shots in a series-opening win over the Oita HeatDevils on Christmas Eve. A day later, Palmer canned three 3s and scored 17 points as Ryukyu earned a sweep and improved to 17-5, the league's best record.

Kyoto Hannaryz guard Jermaine Boyette, a Weber State product, was named the league's December MVP.

Boyette averaged 15.8 points in six December games, all Kyoto wins. He is the team's leading scorer (14.9 ppg).

The Hannaryz (15-5) are riding a 12-game winning streak into the new year.

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