BAYHAWKS ACQUIRE STEVIE THOMPSON JR. FROM AVAILABLE PLAYER POOL
ERIE, PA – The Erie BayHawks, NBA G League affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans, announced today that they have acquired guard Stevie Thompson Jr. from the Available Player Pool.
Thompson Jr. (6-4, 190) appeared in 121 games (94 starts) during his four-year career at Oregon State (2015-19), averaging 14.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.5 steals in 32.6 minutes. The Torrance, Calif. native finished his career fourth all-time in scoring for the Beavers, while earning Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year and an All-Pac-12 Second Team nod during his senior season.
Erie is lined up for a divisional matchup with the Lakeland Magic tomorrow at Erie Insurance Arena. Tip is set for 11 a.m. for the team’s annual School Kids Jam game, presented by UPMC Health Plan.
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.