Tyler & Aiken Activated

The Erie BayHawks have received some front court help with the additions of Jeremy Tyler and C.J. Aiken to their active roster. Both players missed Erie’s first two games of the season due to injuries.

Tyler (6-10, 260, San Diego High School) was acquired from the Santa Cruz Warriors in a trade following the 2013 NBA Development League Draft. He was a member of the New York Knicks Summer League team and participated in training camp with the Knicks prior to the start of the 2013-14 NBA season. He has appeared in 63 NBA games, averaging 3.6 points and 2.5 rebounds in 10 minutes per game with Golden State and Atlanta.

Aiken (6-9, 200, St. Joseph’s) was acquired through a trade with the Texas Legends. The first-round draft choice left St. Joe’s following three highly successful campaigns for the Hawks. Known for his defensive prowess, Aiken averaged nearly three blocks per game last season. Following his sophomore season, he earned was named the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year.

To make room for Tyler and Aiken, the BayHawks released Andrae Nelson and placed guard Mustafa Shakur on the inactive list due to injury. Nelson accumulated eight minutes in Erie’s two games this season.

Both Tyler and Aiken are expected to make their BayHawks debuts today as Erie travels to Fort Wayne to face the Mad Ants at 5:00 pm.

The BayHawks return home on Friday to host the Iowa Energy. They’ll complete their weekend series against the Canton Charge on Saturday night at 7 pm.