In his time with Erie, power forward Jarvis Gunter was a crowd favorite.
He felt right at home.
Jarvis Gunter was more of the most well-liked players to suit up for the Erie BayHawks and even though he returned to Tullio Arena on Tuesday wearing a Springfield Armor uniform, he still got love from the Erie fans after the game.
Gunter, who had been with the team since its 2008-09 expansion season, was waived by the BayHawks this season.
In his first game in Erie against his former team, Gunter had nine points on 4-of-4 shooting. For the season, Gunter is averaging 4.6 points a game in 29 games.
After the game that ended with Erie winning 101-92, I talked with Gunter about how it’s been for him since joining Springfield, jabbering with his former teammates and being back in Erie.
How did it feel to be back here for a game? – “It felt good. Good feeling. I was a little nervous, but overall it was a good feeling. We didn’t come out with the win, like I wanted, but it felt good to be back. The crowd really appreciated me.”
At the end of the game, one of the fans gave you a hug. What was that like to know that you left a good impression on them? – It was a great feeling. Good they still appreciated what I had done the past two years. I felt good. I was nervous, but it was a good feeling.”
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