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Mexico native Ayon expected to join Hornets


Posted Dec 21 2011 10:25PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Mexico native Gustavo Ayon, a player in Spain's top professional league, has reportedly told media in Spain that he will be joining the New Orleans Hornets.

Hornets spokesman Harold Kaufman says a press conference is scheduled on Friday to announce the addition of a new player, but he could not name the player, per team policy, because a contract has not been signed.

However, people familiar with the deal say the 6-foot-10 Ayon, who can play power forward or center, has agreed to play for the Hornets and will be leaving his Spanish team, Fuenlabrada, as ESPN Deportes has reported.

The 26-year-old averaged 10.8 points and 6.3 rebounds in 33 games last season for Fuenlabrada.

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