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Posted: December 5th, 2012

Once college rivals, rookies Henry Sims and Fab Melo will square off against each other when the Maine Red Claws face the Erie BayHawks on Thursday night at Erie Insurance Arena.

Sims played at Georgetown while Melo, a first-round pick of the Boston Celtics, played at Syracuse. Sims is coming off a 19-point performance in Erie’s 82-80 win Saturday night against the Canton Charge.

The Celtics sent the 7-foot Melo down to Maine where he is averaging seven points and two blocks.

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 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 2nd, 2012

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

Second round — Alex Ruoff  (6-6, 220, SG, WVU)
Date of birth: Aug. 29, 1986
Hometown: Spring Hill, Fla.
Background: Has played overseas in Belgium since finishing his senior year at WVU in 2008-09. Tore his ACL in November of last year playing overseas.  Averaged 15.7 points his senior year at WVU. Finished his career as the school’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made with 261.

Posted: November 2nd, 2012

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

First round — Jack McClinton III (6-1, 185, SG, Miami)
Date of birth: Jan. 19, 1985
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
Background: Has played overseas the last three years. Averaged 19.3 points his senior year at Miami. McClinton was a second-round pick of the San Antonio Spurs in 2009. Was released on the eve of training camp. Worked out for the defending NBA champion Miami Heat this season.

Posted: June 28th, 2012

Erie resident Marcia Hooks celebrated her cousin, Tony Wroten, Jr., getting drafted tonight./AP Photo.

It was 10:48 p.m. and the party was still going strong at the house of Marcia Hooks in Erie, Pa.

Thirty or so people came to her house to watch the NBA Draft to see her relative – Tony Wroten Jr. – get drafted. The Memphis Grizzlies used the 25th pick in tonight’s draft to pick Wroten Jr., who Hooks said is related to her.

“We jumped for joy,” Hooks said on the phone with the sound of people having fun in the background. “Jumping for joy. They’re still having a grand time.”

Hooks, 55, said Wroten Jr’s great grandfather and her mom were brother and sister.  Hooks said she hadn’t talk to Wroten Jr. yet about the draft, but planned to call her mom, Shirley, later.

“I was trying to give her a chance to get all her calls in because I figure everyone else was trying to give her a call,” Hooks said.

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Posted in: College hoops, NBA
Posted: November 4th, 2009

Latavious Williams is jumping from high school to the D-League.

Huh?

In the past, guys went straight from high school to the NBA, but now a player must attend college at least for one year or have their graduating class be out of school a year to enter the NBA draft.

So Williams, who is from Starkville, Miss., is in the D-League draft pool for Thursday’s draft. He’s the first player to go from high school to the D-League. He finished his prep career at Christian Life Center Academy in Humble, Texas.

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