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Red Claws Trade for Point Guard

March 8, 2013 - NBA G League (G League) - Maine Red Claws News Release

PORTLAND, ME - The Maine Red Claws, presented by Unum, today announced that they have acquired point guard Curtis Jerrells from the Sioux Falls Skyforce, sending veteran center Chris Ayer to the Skyforce.

Jerrells, 25, was acquired from the Available Player Pool by Sioux Falls before being traded to Maine. He has spent the last three seasons overseas with teams in Serbia and Turkey; in 17 games with Besiktas (Turkey-TBL) this season, he averaged 14.2 points. Prior to going overseas, he played for the Austin Toros, averaging 21.4 ppg in 54 games during the 2009-10 season and representing the Toros at the 2010 NBA Development League All-Star Game. He was invited to the 2009 and 2010 NBA Training Camps with the San Antonio Spurs and also participated in the 2010 Summer League with the Spurs. The 6-1, 195 lbs. guard completed his college career as the second player in Baylor history with 1,000 points, 400 assists and 100 steals, finishing as the third leading scorer (1,820) in school history and second in both assists (487) and steals (159). He was the first player in Bears' history to lead the team in scoring and assists in all four seasons.

Jerrells is expected to be in the lineup tonight as the Red Claws face the Canton Charge in the first game of a two-game weekend set. Maine, who trails Canton by just two games in the race for the top spot in the East Division, will host the Charge tonight at 7 PM and again Sunday at 1 PM at the Portland Expo. Great seats remain for both games and may be purchased by calling 207-210-6655, in person at the Red Claws Team Store located at 413 Congress Street in Portland, or online at www.MaineRedClaws.com. The box office at the Portland Expo will open three hours before each game.

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