Charge Make Roster Moves

The Canton Charge have made multiple roster moves through two separate trades, the team announced today. Canton acquired center Longar Longar (6’11”, 229, Oklahoma) from the Tulsa 66ers in exchange for the rights to their future third round choice in the 2014 NBA Development League Draft. The Charge have also received guard/forward Rashad Anderson (6’5”, 225, Connecticut) and the rights to a future third round choice in 2014 from the Texas Legends in exchange for the rights to center Micheal Eric and a future fourth round choice in 2014.

Longar was selected by Tulsa in the fourth round (65th overall) in last Friday’s 2013 NBA D-League Draft. He most recently spent time with the Sendai 89ers in Japan’s BJ League and has three seasons of NBA D-League experience (2008-11). In 28 career appearances (eight starts), he averaged 6.5 points on .456 shooting with 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 20.8 minutes per game.

Longar played 112 career games for the Oklahoma Sooners (2005-08) and posted career averages of 7.2 points on .537 shooting with 4.3 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 17.8 minutes per game. During his senior season, he played in 33 games and averaged 11.4 points on .488 shooting with 5.6 rebounds and 1.0 block in 25.8 minutes per game.

Anderson was selected by Texas in the second round (22nd overall) in last Friday’s 2013 NBA D-League Draft. He played for Iowa and Fort Wayne in the NBA D-League during the 2009-10 season, playing in 24 combined games (two starts) and averaging 11.5 points on .424 shooting with 3.2 rebounds and 0.8 steals in 23.3 minutes per game. Anderson most recently spent time with Cocodrilos in Venezuela and has played professionally overseas in Iran, Lebanon, Latvia and Italy.

Anderson played 130 career games for the Connecticut Huskies (2002-06) and posted career averages of 11.0 points on .413 shooting with 2.6 rebounds and 0.6 steals in 21.0 minutes per game. He earned All-Big East honorable mention honors during his senior season when he played in 34 games and averaged 12.8 points on .437 shooting with 2.8 rebounds and 0.8 steals in 22.4 minutes per game.

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The Canton Charge are part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization and also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Majority Owner and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. The group also owns and operates the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, both of which play their games at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.

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