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Posted: January 14th, 2012

Booker Woodfox scored 43 points in two games against the Erie BayHawks, a team that waived him in 2009-10.

It may have been a blessing for Booker Woodfox.

When the Erie BayHawks released him after only two games in 2009-10 and didn’t play him, the point guard got more serious about his game.

“I think when I came to Erie, I was a little bit out of shape,” Woodfox said. “So when you come in and you don’t look like you’re  in shape, they have to make a decision on whether they want to keep you or take a chance or let you go. So mostly that was my fault.”

John Treloar was Erie’s coach at the time.

“Nothing against Erie,” Woodfox continued. ” I wasn’t ready to play. Once I got released, I figured I needed to do something and get in the gym and work harder and that’s what I decided to do.”

This weekend, he showed Erie how hard he’s worked.

Woodfox, 25, scored 43 points in two games against the BayHawks. He had 20 in Friday’s 118-115 loss and went for a game-high 23 in tonight’s 96-90 win.

Woodfox was 7-of-11 from 3-point range in two games.

Nothing personal.

Posted: November 25th, 2011

Blake Ahearn (#13) /Photo by Rob Engelhardt/Erie Times-News

Here’s a list of players that were once with the Erie BayHawks but are now with other D-League teams heading into tonight’s season-opening games for the D-League.

Maine Red Claws – Tyc Snow (PG). Snow averaged 1.4 points in seven games for Erie during the 2009-10 season. The 5-7 point guard had 10 points, seven assists and five turnovers in those seven games before being waived.

Reno Bighorns – Blake Ahearn (PG), Taj McCullough (SF). Ahearn averaged 25.7 points in 13 games in the 2009-10 season. Last season, the 6-3 combo guard averaged 16.9 points in 31 games. The 6-7 McCullough averaged 6.5 points in eight games for the BayHawks in 2008-09.

The day after the 2011 D-League Draft,  the BayHawks traded Ahearn and McCullough, a second-round pick of the BayHawks in the 2011 draft,  to Reno for point guard Donald Sloan and forward Joseph Kennerly III, a seventh-round pick of the Bighorns. Erie also drafted McCullough in the second round of the 2008 D-League Draft.

Texas Legends – Booker Woodfox (PG). A 6-1 guard, Woodfox never played a game for Erie. He was with the team for two games before being waived in 2009-10.

Posted: March 2nd, 2010

Rob Kurz (shooting) and Alade Aminu were traded for each other on draft day. Both played in the All-Star game.

Erie made its third trade this season in shipping D-League All-Star rookie power forward Alade Aminu to Bakersfield for shooting guard Blake Ahearn, a 2009 league All-Star.

Here’s a look at how players in the two previous trades have fared this season.

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Posted: January 10th, 2010
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A high riser, Tolbert said he loves to get out on the break and throw one down for two.

Former Auburn University standout Frank Tolbert sat court side at Tullio Arena and watched his future team, the Erie BayHawks, lose to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, 89-87, Saturday night.

Tolbert told me at halftime of the game that he likes Erie’s defensive toughness and heart.

For those who haven’t seen Tolbert play, he’s an energy guy, very athletic and can change the game defensively. At 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, Tolbert is pretty well put together physically.

He averaged 13.4 points as a senior at Auburn in 2007-08, but that team finished 14-16 on the year. He shot just 42.9 percent from the field, but he grabbed 5.2 boards a game and I recall him having some high-light reel blocks. Tolbert had a team-high 14 swats.

He’s played overseas since his Auburn days so this will be his first stint in the D-League.

Tolbert hopes to suit up for Erie later this week. He’ll be able to join the team once his release papers from the team he played for in Lithuania comes through. The BayHawks will have to release a guy from their roster and based on the fact recently acquired guard Booker Woodfox of Creighton wasn’t dressed Saturday, he looks like the odd guy out.

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