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Sioux Falls' Donald Sloan Signs with the New Orleans Hornets

Guard Returns to New Orleans as the 11th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2012-13 NBA D-League Season

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2013 The New Orleans Hornets today signed guard Donald Sloan of the Sioux Falls Skyforce for the 11th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2012-13 NBA Development League season. Sloan earned the GATORADE Call-up after playing just two games with the Skyforce and joins more than 115 players with NBA D-League experience currently on NBA rosters.

Sloan (6-3, 205, Texas A&M), was signed by the Cleveland Cavaliers last season following the expiration of a 10-day contact with the Hornets. He started in 11 of the 25 games he appeared in, averaging 6.6 points and 3.7 assists. He re-signed with Cleveland this season, appearing in 20 games and averaging 4.1 points and 1.9 assists in 12.9 minutes prior to being waived and joining the Skyforce. In two games with Sioux Falls, he averaged 22.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists; helping the Skyforce to back-to-back victories over the Los Angeles D-Fenders and Reno Bighorns last week.

Sloan is expected to join the Hornets tonight and be available when the team hosts the San Antonio Spurs tonight at 8 P.M EST.