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BayHawks Complete Two Trades

November 5, 2012 - NBA G League (G League) - Erie BayHawks News Release

Erie, Pennsylvania, Monday, November 5 - The Erie BayHawks have completed two separate trades today with the Reno Bighorns and Sioux Falls Skyforce. Following the completion of both deals, Erie has acquired Keith Benson, Nick Covington and Demonte Harper.

The BayHawks originally dealt three players to the Reno Bighorns in exchange for Mike Davis and Harper. In return for Reno's first and second round picks from last Friday's draft, the BayHawks sent first round pick Jack McClinton and second round pick Alex Ruoff as well as veteran guard Garrett Temple to the Bighorns.

Erie then shipped Davis to the Sioux Falls Skyforce for center Keith Benson and guard Nick Covington.

Benson (6-11, 230) saw action in 20 games for the Skyforce last season, averaging 15.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Originally drafted in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft, Benson also spent time with the Golden State Warriors following his Gatorade Call-Up.

Covington (6-2, 200) averaged 7.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game last season with the Iowa Energy and Skyforce.

Harper (6-4, 195) played collegiately for Morehead State University. As a senior, Harper averaged 16.0 points per game and left the Eagles program as the 15th highest scorer and 4th best assist man in the school's history.

Temple played with Erie during the 2010-11 season prior to spending the majority of last season with various NBA teams.

Both of Erie's newly acquired players are expected to be in town for the start of Erie's training camp on Saturday.

Updated Training Camp Roster:


Anderson, Ryan G 6-4 195 Nebraska

Baines, Tirrell F 6-6 220 Marshall

Bellfield, Oscar G 6-2 190 UNLV

Benson, Keith C 6-11 230 Oakland

Bowdry, Brandon F 6-6 230 Eastern Michigan

Cooke, Malik F 6-6 215 South Carolina

Covington, Nick G 6-2 200 Oklahoma City

Guyton, Carlton G 6-4 175 Kent State

Harper, Demonte G 6-4 195 Morehead State

Kennedy, D.J. G 6-6 215 St. John's

Lowe, LaMarcus F 6-11 220 Detroit Mercy

Moss, Ronnie G 6-2 195 Texas Wesleyan

Phillips, Marvin F 6-7 235 Claflin

Roberts, Donte F 6-9 220 Lewis-Clark

Sims, Henry C 6-10 245 Georgetown

Sumner, Danny F 6-7 225 William & Mary

Thompson, Mychel F 6-6 210 Pepperdine

Erie's regular season opener will take place on Friday, November 23 in Fort Wayne, Indiana as the BayHawks square off against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. The BayHawks will begin their home season on Saturday, December 1 against division foe Canton. Full season tickets, mini plans and groups can be purchased by calling 814-790-5600.

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