PAUL HARRIS TO RETURN TO RED CLAWS

2009 1st Round Pick Returns for 2nd Red Claws Season

PORTLAND, ME (November 4, 2011) - The Maine Red Claws, presented by Quirk Chevrolet, today announced that guard Paul Harris will return to the team for the 2011-12 season.

The teamís 2009 first round selection, Harris missed the teamís inaugural season due to a serious ankle injury suffered prior to the 2009-10 season. He battled a nagging back injury during 2010-11 season which limited the 6-5, 235 lb. forward out of Syracuse to 10.8 ppg and 6.9 rpg in 22 games. Harris left the team in late January, signing with the Talk-N-Text Tropang Texters of the Philippine Basketball Association and leading the team to the Commissionerís Cup with a double-double (18 pts, 10 rebounds) in the championship game. He averaged 26.6 during the regular season.

Harris will be among 14 players to participate in the Red Claws upcoming training camp, which will open Friday, November 11. The 14 players invited to camp are:

Name

Pos.

Hgt

Wgt

College

How Acquired

Jamar Abrams

G

6-6

205

Eastern Carolina

Tryouts

Justin Brownlee

F

6-7

219

St. Johnís

Tryouts

Darren Cooper

G

6-3

195

Portland

2011, 5th Round, 66th Overall

Jonathan Dupre

F

6-8

210

Pepperdine

2011, 8th Round, 125th Overall

Alex Harrington

F

6-9

220

St. Francis (NY)

Tryouts

Paul Harris

F

6-5

235

Syracuse

2009 1st Round, 8th Overall

Kenny Hayes

G

6-1

170

Miami (Ohio)

2010 2nd Round, 23rd Overall

Josh Jones

F

6-4

205

Husson

Trade with Rio Grande Valley

Anthony Kent

C

6-10

225

Ball State

Trade with Fort Wayne

J.R. Reynolds

G

6-2

188

Virginia

Tryouts

Durrell Summers

G

6-4

205

Michigan State

2011, 2nd Round, 24th Overall

Tyc Snow

G

5-7

165

Mississippi Valley

Tryouts

Mike Tisdale

C

7-1

249

Illinois

2011, 2nd Round, 29th Overall

Chris Wright

F

6-8

225

Dayton

2011 1st Round, 3rd Overall

The Red Claws will open training camp on Saturday, November 12 and will begin the season at Springfield on Friday, November 25. The team will return home for its first home appearance of the season on Saturday, December 3 when they host the Armor at 7 PM.