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November 24, 2010           



Red Claws to Travel to Springfield for Two-Game Set with Rival Armor

PORTLAND, ME - The Maine Red Claws, presented by Quirk Chevrolet, today announced that they have acquired forward DeShawn Sims via the Available Player Pool. Sims will practice with the team on Thursday in preparation for the Red Claws two-game set this weekend with the Springfield Armor. To make room for Sims on the roster, the team has waived Lamonte Ulmer.

Sims, 22, joins the Red Claws from PAOK Thessaloniki (Greece), where he averaged 12.3 ppg in 3 games played this season. The 6-8, 220 lb. forward out of the University of Michigan, signed with PAOK Thessaloniki after playing for the Boston Celtics during the NBA Summer League in Orlando and the Dallas Mavericks in Las Vegas. As a senior at Michigan, he averaged 16.8 points and 7.6 rebounds.

The Red Claws will travel to Springfield this weekend to take on the Springfield Armor Friday at 7 PM and Saturday at Noon, returning to Springfield next Thursday for their third straight matchup at the MassMutual Center. The team will then return home on Friday, December 3 to face the Fort Wayne Mad Ants at 7 PM and the Armor on Sunday, December 5 at 5 PM. Great seats remain for both games.