DES MOINES, IA (January 30, 2013) The Iowa Energy today announced the signing of two new players, Robert Hite and Gus Gilchrist.

ite, 6-2, 185, played in 12 games with the Miami HEAT during the 2006-2007 season and averaged 4.3 points and 1.3 rebounds. He spent last season in Italy and has played in some of the top international leagues in the world. Prior to his professional career, Hite played collegiately at Miami, where he holds averages of 14.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists over 4 seasons. Hite replaces guard Mustapha Farrakhan who was recently waived by the Energy.

Gilchrist, a 6-10 rookie from South Florida, replaces Josh Boone, who is out for the season with a knee injury. He averaged 11.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game over his 4 year career at South Florida. Gilchrist led the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational Tournament with 16.7 rebounds per game after his senior season.