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Cavaliers Sign D.J. Kennedy

Kennedy Becomes 58th Gatorade Call-Up This Season

DJ KennedyCLEVELAND, OH - April 21, 2012 - The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard/forward D.J. Kennedy from the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League for the remainder of the 2011-12 season, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today. The signing of Kennedy marks the 58th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2011-12 season. He will wear no. 12.

In 44 regular season games (all starts) with the BayHawks, Kennedy averaged 15.7 points on .447 shooting, 7.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 37.4 minutes per game. He shot .378 (51-135) from three-point range and .816 from the free throw line (168-206). The 6-foot-6, 215-pounder also played in all three of Erie’s postseason games, averaging 14.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 42.0 minutes per game.

The 22-year-old played all four seasons at St. John’s, topping the 1,000-point plateau and posting averages of 11.7 points on .436 shooting, 6.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 30.4 minutes in 129 career games (125 starts).