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BayHawks add players as season nears

The Erie BayHawks added eight players to their 2013 Training Camp Roster through Friday night’s NBA Development League Draft and trades completed Monday..
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BayHawks Complete Training Camp Roster
Draft Highlighted by Trades
Erie, Pennsylvania, Monday, November 4 – The Erie BayHawks added eight players to their 2013 Training Camp Roster through Friday night’s NBA Development League Draft and trades completed today. The BayHawks training camp roster is highlighted by the additions of Jeremy Tyler and C.J. Aiken.
Tyler (6-10, 260, San Diego High School), the centerpiece of the trade was acquired due to the BayHawks affiliation with the New York Knicks. The center spent time with the Knicks during this season’s training camp and was acquired so he can continue to the development process using the Knicks offensive and defensive systems, which the BayHawks use.
Aiken (6-9, 200, St. Joseph’s) was a defensive force at St. Joe’s, earning Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year Honors in 2012. Throughout his collegiate career, the forward averaged 9.5 points, 5 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game for the Hawks. Following his junior season, he declared for the NBA Draft and after going undrafted spent time with the Sacramento Kings in the NBA Summer League.
Erie acquired Aiken, the 5th overall selection in Friday’s draft, from Texas in exchange for guard Terrel Harris. The BayHawks also struck a deal with the Santa Cruz Warriors, acquiring Tyler, Santa Cruz first round pick Scott Suggs and third round selection Shane Gibson in exchange for Reginald Buckner (selected 8th overall by Erie), Ryan Evans (selected in the second round) and a future first round draft pick.
Suggs (6-6, 195, Washington) averaged 12.1 points and 2.3 rebounds per game for the Huskies during his senior season. The sharpshooter was a member of the Milwaukee Bucks Summer League squad this past season. Gibson (6-2, 180, Sacred Heart) is another three-point marksman. The guard averaged 21.6 points per game while connecting on 41.7% of his attempts from behind the arc during his senior season at Sacred Heart.
In the second round Erie added an explosive guard in Darren White. White (6-4, 210, Campbell) scored 21.8 points and grabbed 7.2 rebounds per game last season at Campbell.
The BayHawks scooped up Mike Moore with their fourth round pick. Moore (6-5, 195, Hofstra) averaged 19.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game during his senior season at Hofstra. He played professionally in Lithuania last season. In the fifth round, Erie chose Kevin Rogers (6-9, 250, Baylor) who has played professionally since graduating in 2010.
The team picked a familiar name to NBA fans in the sixth round with the selection of guard/forward Ricky Davis. Davis (6-7, 195, Iowa) has averaged 13.5 points and 3.5 rebounds during his 12-year NBA career with six different teams.
Erie finished their draft with forward Andrae Nelson (6-6, 230, Morehouse College) in the seventh round and Gabe Rogers (6-2, 175, Northern Arizona) in the eighth round.
The BayHawks Training Camp roster now stands at 17 players, matching the maximum allowed by the league. Erie will open camp on Thursday at the LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center.
2013-14 Training Camp Roster
Name                                                    Pos.       Ht.          Wt.         School                                   Acquired             
C.J. Aiken                                            F              6-9          200         St. Joseph’s                        Trade (2013 - Texas)
Doug Anderson                                F              6-6          212         Detroit                                  Tryout   
Justin Brownlee                                F              6-7          220         St. John’s                             Affiliate Player
Nick Covington                                  G             6-2          200         Oklahoma City                   Trade (2012)
Ricky Davis                                          F              6-7          195         Iowa                                      2013 Draft (6th Round)
Shane Gibson                                    G             6-2          180         Sacred Heart                      Trade (2013 - Santa Cruz)
Terence Jennings                             F              6-11       230         Louisville                              Trade (2012 - Iowa)
Andre Jones                                       G             6-2          196         Winthrop                             Tryout
C.J. Leslie                                             F              6-9          205         N.C. State                            Affiliate Player
Mike Moore                                       F              6-5          195         Hofstra                                 2013 Draft (4th Round)
Andrae Nelson                                  F              6-6          230         Morehouse                        2013 Draft (7th Round)
Gabe Rogers                                      G             6-2          175         Northern Arizona             2013 Draft (8th Round)
Kevin Rogers                                      F              6-9          250         Baylor                                   2013 Draft (5th Round)
Mustafa Shakur                                G             6-3          190         Arizona                                 Trade (2012 – Rio Grande Valley)
Scott Suggs                                         G             6-6          195         Washington                        Trade (2013 – Santa Cruz)
Jeremy Tyler                                      C             6-10       260         San Diego High School    Trade (2013 – Santa Cruz)
Darren White                                     G             6-4          210         Campbell                             2013 Draft (2nd Round)
The BayHawks open the season on November 22 at the newly renovated Erie Insurance Arena against division rival Canton Charge. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 814-790-5600.

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