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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 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: August 17th, 2010

Dwight Howard, left, will flex his muscle in State Farm Arena when Orlando plays Houston in an NBA preseason game Oct. 5. The 2010 D-League champs, Rio Grande Valley, play there.

The Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets play a preseason game Oct. 5 at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, TX.

That’s where the defending D-League champions, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, play their home games.

It’s a $20-million facility, folks, so the game isn’t being played in a hole-in-the wall.

This will be Houston’s first preseason game heading into the 2010-11 season.

Hidalgo is 371 miles from Houston. Wonder how the Rockets are going to get there? I suggest taking a caravan and stop at every small town en route and do surprise appearances.

The nearest airport to Hidalgo is McAllen International Airport.

The town has between 100,000 and 200,000 people so you know the airport is rather small, but it actually has a direct flight to and from Orlando.

The airport does take private jets, but if the Magic want to fly commercial and save some coins, it’s $160 round trip. ;-) . Just throwing it out there Orlando. And the airport offers a round trip flight for Las Vegas $100 for those who want to pull a Dennis Rodman.

Wonder the Cleveland Cavaliers will play a preseason game at Tullio Arena?

Until it’s renovated, I seriously doubt it.

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