Erie, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, November 17 – The Erie BayHawks set their 10-man roster today in preparation for the start of the season by waiving three players: Maureece Rice, David Gomez and Charlie Parker.
Rice is being released due to injury, giving the BayHawks the first right of refusal to sign him upon getting a clean bill of health.
The BayHawks opening night roster currently stands at 11 players, 10 permanent roster spots and one NBA player on assignment (Solomon Alabi from the Toronto Raptors). NBA D-League teams are permitted to carry only 10 players with D-League contracts, however, are allowed to expand rosters to a maximum of 12 active players to allow for NBA assignments. Each NBA affiliate can assign up to two players at any given time.
The BayHawks tip-off the season with back-to-back games this Friday and Saturday versus the Springfield Armor at 7pm at the Tullio Arena. It marks the first time in franchise history that Erie opens the season at home.
Tickets still remain for opening weekend and can be purchased by contacting the BayHawks at 790-5600, in person at the Tullio Arena box office or online at ticketmaster.com.
BayHawks 2010-11 Opening Night Roster
# Name Pos Ht School How Acquired
50 Solomon Alabi C 7-1 Florida State NBA Assignment-Toronto Raptors
10 Tasheed Carr G 6-5 St. Joseph’s 2010 Draft - 3rd Round
32 Kyle Goldcamp F 6-10 Gannon Returning
21 Jarvis Gunter F 6-10 Arkansas-Pine Bluff Returning
11 Cedric Jackson G 6-3 Cleveland State Returning
44 Ivan Johnson PF 6-8 Cal St. San Bernadino 2010 Draft - 1st Round
22 Nate Linhart F 6-8 Akron Tryout
14 Tasmin Mitchell F 6-7 LSU Affiliated
12 Derek Raivio G 6-2 Gonzaga 2010 Draft - 4th Round
9 Dawan Robinson G 6-3 Rhode Island 2010 Draft - 7th Round
15 Kyle Spain G 6-5 San Diego State 2010 Draft - 2nd Round
NBA Development League
The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. For the 2010-11 season, the league will feature 16 teams – including the debut of the Texas Legends. A proven developer of talent, 20 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2009-10 season boasted NBA D-League experience, while the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front-office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the league’s 10th season, which tips off Thursday, Nov. 18, fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.