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Posted: November 30th, 2012

The Erie BayHawks haven’t played a game in a week. That’s been a good thing for D.J. Kennedy.

In last Friday night’s 109-100 win at Fort Wayne, Kennedy took a hard fall on his back on a drive to the basket with 7 minutes, 26 seconds left in the third quarter. Going up for a layup, Kennedy got fouled by JaJuan Johnson, who was trying to block the shot.

Go to the 1:32.04 mark of the replay to see the foul.

Kennedy said earlier this week he expects to play tonight at 7:30 at Canton, but said he could have played had Erie played earlier this week. Erie (1-0) will play the Charge (0-3) again in a back-to-back Saturday in its home opener.

“I would have just prepared myself to play,” Kennedy said. “I wouldn’t have known until I really got out there if I could play, but if I can’t be effective, I’m not going to risk it.”

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Posted: November 30th, 2012

Erie BayHawks combo guard Demonte Harper didn’t play for Sean Woods.

So he was never subject to the outbursts Woods has had on the sidelines at Morehead State. Last week, he and the nation saw Woods erupt on Devon Atkinson during an 81-70 loss at Kentucky.

Before this, Morehead State had become known for pulling off upsets in the NCAA Tournament and Kenneth Faried, who has become an impact player with the Denver Nuggets.

In fact, Harper hit a game winner to beat Louisville in the 2011 NCAA Tournament, but he’s confident the Woods’ situation won’t disrupt the program. Woods is in his first season at Morehead State.

“It is what it is,” said Harper, who ended his career at Morehead State in 2010-11. “Everybody makes mistakes. He just happened to make a mistake on national TV. I don’t think it’s going to cause too much harm to the program.”

Woods was suspended for a game and returned for Wednesday’s game at Marshall. Morehead State lost, 70-67.

“After a while, once they continue winning, I think all that will go away,” Harper said. “He just made a mistake. Everybody does it. We’re all human. We make mistakes. Hopefully he can learn from it and continue to have success with the school.”

Posted: November 14th, 2012

Check out Erie BayHawks guard/forward D.J. Kennedy as he prepares for the 2012-13 D-League season with hopes of returning to the NBA

After averaging 15.7 points in 44 regular-season games as a rookie last season with the BayHawks, Kennedy spent time with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies.

Posted: November 13th, 2012

Spots look slim right now. We’ve got a lot of situations going on. It’s hard to call it. People have to come ready to play.” — Tirrell Baines before training camp.

On my pre-snap look at the Erie BayHawks’ training camp roster before their first practice Saturday, I saw more than 17 players competing for 10 spots.

With the way the training roster was put together, you could pencil in certain guys to make the final 10-man roster for their season opener Nov. 23 at Fort Wayne.

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Posted: November 4th, 2012

Here’s a quick look at who the Erie BayHawks picked in Friday’s 2012 D-League Draft. The BayHawks drafted Danny Sumner in the eighth and final round. The BayHawks start training camp Nov. 10.

Eighth round — Danny Sumner (6-7, 225, F, William & Mary)
Date of birth: Dec. 6, 1987
Hometown: Fairfax, Va.
Background: Averaged 9.8 points in his four-year career at William & Mary that ended in 2009-10. After his senior season, he had workouts with the Atlanta Hawks. Has played overseas since college. Last season, he averaged 16.4 points playing in Germany and 14.5 points in Iceland.

Posted: November 4th, 2012

Here’s a quick look at who the Erie BayHawks picked in Friday’s 2012 D-League Draft. The BayHawks drafted Carlton Guyton in the seventh round. The BayHawks start training camp Nov. 10.

Seventh round — Carlton Guyton (6-4, 185, G, Kent State)
Date of birth: Aug. 7, 1990
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Background: Averaged 9.9 points and 3.6 assists at Kent State in 2011-12. Played two seasons at Mineral Area College before transferring to Kent State. Was Mid-American Conference “Sixth Man of the Year” in 2010-11. As a junior, he was suspended after being charged for stealing a woman’s car. Guyton plead guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He competed in a pre-draft workout with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Nicknamed Scootie.

Posted: November 4th, 2012

Here’s a quick look at who the Erie BayHawks picked in Friday’s 2012 D-League Draft. The BayHawks drafted Donte Roberts in the sixth round. The BayHawks start training camp Nov. 10.

Sixth round — Donte Roberts (6-9, 260, F, Lewis-Clark State)
Date of birth: Feb. 10, 1989
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
Background: Played two season at Shelton State Community College before transferring to Lewis-Clark State. Averaged seven points and 5.5 rebounds in 28 games (all starts) in his only season at Lewis-Clark State in 2010-11. Originally signed with Alabama A&M coming out of high school.

Posted: November 4th, 2012

Here’s a quick look at who the Erie BayHawks picked in Friday’s 2012 D-League Draft. The BayHawks drafted Ronnie Moss in the fifth round. The BayHawks start training camp Nov. 10.

Fifth round — Ronnie Moss (6-2, 195, G, Texas Wesleyan)
Date of birth: Sept. 11, 1988
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX.
Background: Played his first three seasons at TCU before transferring to Texas Wesleyan, an NAIA school. Moss was suspended indefinitely his junior year in January 2011 at TCU for “for failure to adhere to the standards of our program.” Averaged 22 points in 23 games for Texas Wesleyan last season.

Posted: November 4th, 2012

Here’s a quick look at who the Erie BayHawks picked in Friday’s 2012 D-League Draft. The BayHawks drafted Malik Cooke in the fourth round. The BayHawks start training camp Nov. 10.

Fourth round — Malik Cooke (6-6, 215, F, South Carolina)
Date of birth: Oct. 14, 1989
Hometown: Charlotte, NC.
Background: Averaged a team-high 12.3 points his senior year at South Carolina. Played his first two years in college at Nevada before transferring to South Carolina as a walk-on. His father, Sam Cooke, played college basketball at West Virginia State, which is where Earl Lloyd, the first black to play in the NBA, went to school.

Posted: November 3rd, 2012

Here’s a quick look at who the Erie BayHawks picked in Friday’s 2012 D-League Draft. The BayHawks drafted Brandon Bowdry and LaMarcus Lowe in the third round. The BayHawks start training camp Nov. 10.

Third round — Brandon Bowdry (6-6, 230, F, Eastern Michigan)
Date of birth: April 25, 1988
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
Background: Played overseas in Turkey after his senior year at Eastern Michigan in 2010-11. In college, Bowdry averaged a double-double his junior year (16.3 ppg., 10 rebs) and a career-high 19.9 points his senior year. He worked out with the Detroit Pistons before the 2011 NBA Draft.

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