Daniels Returns to BayHawks, Temple Heads to Charlotte

Erie, Pennsylvania, Monday, March 7, 2011 Ė The Erie BayHawks have welcomed back their star forward from 2008-09, Erik Daniels, who averaged 21.1 points and 10 rebounds per game during the teamís inaugural season. Daniels, added to the teamís ten-man roster today, is taking the roster spot vacated by guard Garrett Temple who was signed by the Charlotte Bobcats.

Daniels (6-8, 215) did it all for the BayHawks two seasons ago. He led the team in scoring, rebounding, assists (4.5) and minutes played (40.5). Daniels was named to the 2008-09 NBA Development League All-Star team and had the teamís only double-double in the franchiseís first-ever playoff game (15 pts, 11 assts) in a loss to the eventual champion Colorado 14ers.

Daniels, a University of Kentucky graduate, was most recently playing overseas and is returning to Erie by way of league rules that allow teams to retain the rights of former players for up to two years. Daniels will be in uniform when Erie faces the Springfield Armor on Tuesday morning at 11 am for the teamís third annual School Kids Jam game.

Temple (6-5, 180) heads to Charlotte coming off a 20-point performance in Saturdayís win over Tulsa. In 24 total games this season with Erie and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Temple, an NBA D-League All-Star, averaged 14.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists. After spending three games with the San Antonio Spurs to start the season, Temple was called up by the Milwaukee Bucks on Jan. 25. He appeared in nine games with the Bucks, averaging 1.9 points in 9.2 minutes.