2001–02 NBDL season

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The 2001–02 NBDL season was the inaugural season for the National Basketball Development League. The league started with eight teams: Asheville Altitude, Columbus Riverdragons, Fayetteville Patriots, Greenville Groove, Huntsville Flight, Mobile Revelers, North Charleston Lowgators, and the Roanoke Dazzle. The season ended with the Groove defeating the Lowgators 2 games to 0 to win the inaugural NBDL Championship.

Regular season standings[edit]

Team W L PCT GB
North Charleston Lowgators 36 20 .643
Greenville Groove 36 20 .643
Columbus Riverdragons 31 25 .554 5
Mobile Revelers 30 26 .536 6
Huntsville Flight 26 30 .464 10
Asheville Altitude 26 30 .464 10
Fayetteville Patriots 21 35 .375 15
Roanoke Dazzle 18 38 .321 18

Season award winners[edit]

Award Winner Team
D-League Most Valuable Player Ansu Sesay Greenville Groove
D-League Rookie of the Year Fred House North Charleston Lowgators
D-League Defensive Player of the Year Jeff Myers Greenville Groove

League leaders[edit]

  • Marshall Phillips: Roanoke Dazzle, Minutes Played (1051)
  • Isaac Fontaine: Mobile Revelers, Field Goals (305)
  • Isaac Fontaine: Mobile Revelers, Field Goals Attempts (654)
  • Lorenzo Coleman: Roanoke Dazzle, Field Goal Pct. (.606)
  • Artie Griffin: Roanoke Dazzle, 3-Pt Field Goals (103)
  • Artie Griffin: Roanoke Dazzle, 3-Pt Field Goal Attempts (270)
  • Terry Dehere: North Charleston Lowgators, 3-Pt Field Goal Pct. (.450)
  • Tremaine Fowlkes: Columbus Riverdragons, Free Throws (269)
  • Tremaine Fowlkes: Columbus Riverdragons, Free Throw Attempts (364)
  • Tremaine Fowlkes: Columbus Riverdragons, Free Throw Pct. (.905)
  • Derek Hood: Mobile Revelers, Offensive Rebounds (159)
  • Thomas Hamilton: Greenville Groove/Roanoke Dazzle, Defensive Rebounds (342)
  • Thomas Hamilton/Derek Hood: Greenville Groove/Roanoke Dazzle, Mobile Revelers, Total Rebounds (468)
  • Omar Cook: Fayetteville Patriots, Assists (272)
  • Fred House: North Charleston Lowgators, Steals (139)
  • Lee Scruggs: Asheville Altitude, Blocks (118)
  • Thomas Hamilton: Greenville Groove/Roanoke Dazzle, Turnovers (178)
  • Galen Young: North Charleston Lowgators, Personal Fouls (211)
  • Isaac Fontaine: Mobile Revelers, Points (906)
  • Artie Griffin: Roanoke Dazzle, Minutes per game (34.2)
  • Isaac Fontaine: Mobile Revelers, Points per game (17.4)
  • Thomas Hamilton: Greenville Groove/Roanoke Dazzle, Rebounds per game (9.4)
  • Omar Cook: Fayetteville Patriots, Assists per game (7.8)
  • Fred House: North Charleston Lowgators, Steals per game (2.5)
  • Lee Scruggs: Asheville Altitude, Blocks per game (2.1)

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Playoffs[edit]

There were only 8 teams in the league. For the playoffs, the four teams with the best record in the league were seeded one to four. Each round of the playoffs were played a best-of-three series.

  Semifinals
(Best-of-3)
NBDL Championship
(Best-of-3)
                 
2  Greenville 2  
3  Columbus 1  
    2  Greenville 2
  1  North Charleston 0
1  North Charleston 2
4  Mobile 1  

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