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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: December 12th, 2009

He’s played just one minute in four games for the Erie BayHawks, but Zach Sowers isn’t rumbling about it.

The rookie point guard who played three seasons at Akron before transferring to NAIA Division II William Jessup, can flat out knock down shots, but hasn’t gotten many opportunities to do so. Sowers said it’s a matter of developing his overall game in terms of playing defense, rebounding and more of an offensive threat.

“Right now, I feel I’m probably where I need to be,” Sowers said before practice earlier this week. “Work my way up. A little inexperienced at the game. Competing against these guys everyday with just 10 players, you’re going at it every day. You’re not to do anything but get better. I believe eventually it will come if I keep working hard. It will come.”

Since Sowers, a Zanesville, Ohio native, played at Akron, he got to know 2008-09 NBA MVP LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers as he was college teammates Romeo Travis, who was a high school teammate of James.

As everyone knows, James is from Akron.

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Posted: November 25th, 2009
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Legendary coach Bobby Knight would have been proud of how his former player, Martin Zeno, right, shined in the Erie BayHawks' training camp.

This wasn’t easy.

Couldn’t have been.

The Erie BayHawks narrowed down their roster from 12 players to the D-League mandated 10 by 5 p.m. today. The BayHawks ended up cutting guards Rod Wilmont and Oliver Lafayette.

I knew Erie coach John Treloar was going to have to waive one outside shooter because I figured he’d keep four big men. So I figured either Zach Sowers, Wilmont or Lafayette was going to have to go.

What I didn’t figure into the equation was Martin Zeno.

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Posted: November 24th, 2009
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Forward Ivan Harris has shaved his head since last season with Erie and no longer rocks the braids.

The Erie BayHawks have to make their final two cuts by Wednesday at 5 p.m. to get their roster down to 10 players for the season opener Friday at Fort Wayne.

On Monday night, the BayHawks had a controlled scrimmage at East High School that revealed quite a bit about each of the remaining 12 players. The White team consisted of guards Cedric Jackson, Oliver Lafayette, Rod Wilmont, forwards Ivan Harris, Kyle Goldcamp and center John Bryant.

That team beat the Black team, 34-32. The black team consistead of first-round pick, guard Donell Taylor, guards Zach Sowers and forwards Jackie Manuel, Martin Zeno, Alade Aminu and Jarvis Gunter.

Very competitive game, but here’s what I noticed about each player in the scrimmage.

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Posted: November 17th, 2009
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Ivan Harris is safe from getting cut Wednesday. Who else in Erie's training camp is secure as a blanket?

The Erie BayHawks must make one more cut to get their roster down to 12 before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The way I see it, six spots are already secure, I think.

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Posted: November 14th, 2009

Here’s a look at the remaining five players  that are in training camp for the Erie BayHawks that includes Georgia Tech big man Alade Aminu, who the D-League got in a draft day trade with Fort Wayne.

Check out a previous post on a look at guards Rod Wilmont, Donell Taylor, Ryan Troutman, Cedric Jackson and center John Bryant and continually check back here for training camp updates.

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