Milwaukee Bucks Sign BayHawks Guard Temple

Erie, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 25, 2011 The Milwaukee Bucks announced today they have signed Erie BayHawks guard Garrett Temple to a ten-day contract. Temple is the fifth NBA Development League player to receive a GATORADE Call-Up, and the first Erie player to make an NBA roster this season.

In nine games with Erie this year, Temple is averaging 14.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 37 minutes. Temple was acquired by Erie on December 30 in a trade with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers for forward Jeff Adrien.

Temple (6-6, 195 lbs) began the season with the San Antonio Spurs and made three appearances totaling 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, one steal and one block. He then appeared in nine games with the Vipers prior to being dealt to Erie.

Temple, 24, also began the 2009-10 season with the Vipers before earning four 10-day NBA contracts with three teams (Houston-2, Sacramento, San Antonio). He then signed with the Spurs for the remainder of the season on March 23.

In 30 career NBA games (27 in 2009-10, 3 in 2010-11), Temple has averages of 4.6 points, 1.1 rebounds and 11.8 minutes while shooting 42.5% from the field.

Temple is the third player in Erie history to receive a GATORADE call-up. In 2008-09 Quincy Douby was called up by Toronto and last season Cedric Jackson saw time with three NBA teams (Cleveland, San Antonio and Washington).

The Bucks have a busy week ahead as they visit Chicago on Monday, host Atlanta on Wednesday, travel to Toronto on Friday, and return home to play New Jersey on Saturday.

The BayHawks travel to play the Maine Red Claws on Friday at 7pm ET.