Charge Sign Eric Hayes

The Canton Charge announced that they have claimed guard Eric Hayes (6-4, 180, Maryland) via the available player pool. Hayes was a four-year letterman at the University of Maryland who most recently was with Leche Rio Breogan Lugo of the Spanish league.

In 23 games with Leche Rio Breogan Lugo in 2010-2011, Hayes averaged 8.9 points on .458 shooting with 1.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 0.8 steals in 22.3 minutes per game. He also had a stint in the NBA Summer League with the Washington Wizards in 2010.

Hayes, 24, played in 133 career games at Maryland and averaged 9.0 points on .447 shooting with 2.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.0 steal in 29.1 minutes per game. He had a strong senior season in which he played in 33 games and averaged 11.3 points on .502 shooting with 2.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 0.9 steals in 30.7 minutes per game. Hayes is the Terrapins’ all-time career free throw percentage leader, hitting .869 percent on 187-of-215 shooting.

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