BAYHAWKS ACQUIRE IKE ANIGBOGU
Erie waives guard Quinton Chievous to open roster spot for Anigbogu
ERIE, PA – The Erie BayHawks, NBA G League affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans, announced today that they have acquired center Ike Anigbogu off waivers.
Anigbogu (6-9, 252) last played for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers, during the 2018-19 season. In 21 games played (all starts) for the Mad Ants, Anigbogu averaged 11.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 27.2 minutes. The Corona, Calif. native recorded eight double-doubles in the G League last season, including 13 points, a season-high 17 rebounds and six blocks in 31 minutes versus Delaware (12/28/18).
To clear a roster spot for Anigbogu, the BayHawks waived guard Quinton Chievous. In 18 games (one start) with Erie this season, Chievous averaged 4.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 13.9 minutes. Chievous tallied four games scoring in double figures, including a season-high 12 points, four rebounds and two assists on Nov. 17 against Lakeland.
Erie is set to square off with the Delaware Blue Coats tomorrow night at Erie Insurance Arena. Tip is set for 7 p.m. as the BayHawks take on the moniker of the Erie Pepperoni Balls, tying back to the team’s initial promotion during the 2017-18 NBA G League season.
The Erie BayHawks, presented by LECOM, are the NBA G League affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans. The NBA G League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. The BayHawks, established in 2008, play their home games at Erie Insurance Arena and were one of the first teams in the G League to establish a marquee partnership. The BayHawks marquee partner, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), LECOM School of Dental Medicine and LECOM School of Pharmacy offer innovative and affordable education in osteopathic medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. From campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Bradenton, Florida, LECOM provides student-centered pathways to prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals. LECOM physicians serve as the BayHawks medical staff, the team practices at the state-of-the-art LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center, and together the BayHawks and LECOM promote education, health and wellness throughout Erie County.