Armor Re-Acquire Dennis Horner

SPRINGFIELD, MA- The 2012 Eastern Conference champion Springfield Armor re-acquired Dennis Horner today. To make room on the roster, the Armor waived Eugene Spates.

Horner returns to Springfield after earning his second GATORADE Call-Up this season to the Armorís NBA affiliate, the New Jersey Nets. In two stints with New Jersey, Horner scored 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 22 minutes in eight games off the Netsí bench.

Horner has played in 25 games this season with the Armor, 20 starts, averaging 17.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 31.4 minutes. Horner has posted 10 double-doubles and has shot .471 from the field and .863 from the foul line this season. In his most recent game with Springfield on March 27, Horner recorded season-highs in points (29) and rebounds (15) in the Armorís victory over the Maine Red Claws.

Horner joined the Armor for practice in Springfield today and will travel with the team to Canton for the Armorís first-ever playoff game against the Charge on Friday a 7:30 p.m. EST.

GAME WATCH PARTY FRIDAY AT THE MVP PUB: The Armor are hosting a game watch party for the Armorís road playoff game against the Canton Charge on Friday at the MVP Pub in the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Springfield. The event will start at 7:00 p.m. and the game will tip-off at 7:30 p.m. The game will be shown on a large projector screen and there will be free food, door prizes and much more. The event is open to the public, so donít miss the chance to cheer on the Armor in their first-ever playoff game!

PLAYOFF BASKETBALL COMES TO SPRINGFIELD: The Armorís first-ever home playoff game will tip off on Sunday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. inside the MassMutual Center. The game will be the second in the Armorís best-of-three first round playoff series against the Canton Charge. Game three (if necessary) will be on Monday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Springfield.

PLAYOFF TICKET PACKAGES ON SALE NOW: The Springfield Armor are proud to offer affordable playoff ticket packages for the 2012 NBA Development League Playoffs in Springfield. Ticket packages purchased through the Armor come with up to a 40% discount off box office prices. To learn more about Playoff Ticket Packages and to purchase yours today, contact an Armor representative by calling (413) 746-3263, visit armorhoops.com or stop by our office, located at One Monarch Place Ė Suite 220, Springfield, MA 01144.