November 17, 2010

RED CLAWS WAIVE TWO FOR FINAL OPENING DAY ROSTER

Porter & Smith Waived, Stress Fracture Sidelines Lasme

PORTLAND, ME - The Maine Red Claws, presented by Quirk Chevrolet, today announced that forward Stephane Lasme underwent successful surgery on his left foot this afternoon to repair a stress fracture. The surgery was performed by Dr. Gregory Pomeroy at Mercy Hospital in Portland. Lasme will be sidelined indefinitely. The Red Claws will retain his rights, and he could return to the Red Claws when healthy.

“We were very excited to have Stephane Lasme on our team, and it is disappointing that Red Claws fans will have to wait to see what an incredible athlete and person he is,” said Red Claws President and General Manager Jon Jennings. “First and foremost, however, our concern is with Stephane, and his health and career. We wish him the best in his recovery and look forward to seeing him playing at the Expo as soon as possible.”

Also today, the Red Claws waived guards Tajuan Porter and JaJuan Smith, reducing the roster to ten players.

2010-11 MAINE RED CLAWS

# NAME POS HGT WGT COLLEGE HOW ACQUIRED
10 Lawrence Westbrook* G 6-0 190 Minnesota 3rd Round, 35th Overall
12 Kenny Hayes* G 6-1 170 Miami (Ohio) 2nd Round, 23rd Overall
14 Jamar Smith* G 6-4 177 Southern Indiana Affiliated Player
17 Lamonte Ulmer* F 6-6 195 Rhode Island Tryouts
19 Mario West G 6-5 223 Georgia Tech Returning Player
23 Champ Oguchi* G 6-5 201 Illinois State 2nd Round, 30th Overall
24 Paul Harris* F 6-5 235 Syracuse Returning Player
34 Eugene Spates F 6-8 235 Northeastern 7th Round, 99th Overall
44 Tiny Gallon* F 6-10 310 Oklahoma Affiliated Player
50 Magnum Rolle* C 6-11 236 Louisiana Tech 1st Round, 3rd Overall