Charge Acquire Kyle Weaver
The Canton Charge have acquired guard Kyle Weaver (6’6”, 200, Washington State) from the Austin Toros as part of a four-team trade. To complete the deal, the Idaho Stampede received forward/center JaJuan Johnson from Canton and guard Mustapha Farrakhan from Sioux Falls, the Sioux Falls Skyforce received guard/forward Seth Tarver from Idaho and the Austin Toros received Sioux Falls’ original third round pick in the 2013 NBA Development League Draft.
Weaver was originally a second round selection (38th overall) by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2008 NBA Draft. He was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder before the 2008-09 season and played in 56 games (19 starts), averaging 5.3 points on .459 shooting with 2.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.8 steals in 20.8 minutes per game. Weaver played in 12 games with the Thunder in 2009-10 and averaged 3.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 12.0 minutes per game. He also played in five games with the Utah Jazz in 2010-11 and averaged 5.6 points on .360 shooting with 2.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 13.8 minutes per game.
Weaver brings four years of D-League experience to the Charge, having played in 58 games (31 starts) with the Tulsa 66ers, Iowa Energy and Austin Toros. He holds career averages of 13.1 points on .438 shooting with 4.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals in 32.2 minutes per game. In his four-year career at Washington State University (2004-08), he played in 121 games (103 starts) and averaged 9.6 points on .464 shooting with 4.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.6 steals in 29.8 minutes per game.
He is expected to join the team and be available for their game against Idaho on Thursday, February 28th at 11:00 a.m. at the Memorial Civic Center for School Day. Area students from all over Stark County will be in attendance for an afternoon full of fun activities and great basketball! Tickets start as low as $7 and more information can be found HERE.