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Posted: June 9th, 2010
Current, former BayHawks participating in D-League camp

Erie BayHawks forward Jackie Manuel (center) will participate in the NBA D-League Elite Mini-Camp this weekend in Virginia.

Jackie Manuel hasn’t given up on his dream to play in the NBA yet.

Manuel is among the 30 players who will participate in this weekend’s NBA D-League Elite Mini-Camp in Chantilly, Va.

NBA scout will be in attendance to watch the players go through drills and play in scrimmages. The purpose of the camp is to help players earn spots on NBA summer league rosters and fall training camp rosters.

Last season, Manuel averaged a career-high 13.9 points for the BayHawks.

The small forward out of North Carolina has played four seasons in the D-League with the last two being for the BayHawks.

Former BayHawks Donell Taylor and Darian Townes are also on the list of 30 players.

Erie traded Taylor to Idaho on New Year's Eve of last year.

Taylor was Erie’s top draft pick in the 2009 D-League draft, but the BayHawks traded the second overall selection to Idaho for Mike Gansey.

A combo guard, Taylor averaged 21.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists this past season.

Townes played for Erie in its expansion season in 2008-09. A power forward, He averaged 6.6 points and 4.1 boards in 31 games for the BayHawks.

Townes played for the Utah Flash and the Iowa Energy in 2009-10. He only played in a combined 14 games and scored a total of 21 points.

Erie assistant coach Ben McDonald is also scheduled to be in attendance to help scout the players and coach in the camp.

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