BAYHAWKS ACQUIRE TONY CARR
Erie waives guard EC Matthews to open roster spot for Carr
ERIE, PA – The Erie BayHawks, NBA G League affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans, announced today that they have acquired guard Tony Carr through the NBA Draft Rights rule.
Carr (6-5, 204) appeared in two games this season with Parma Basket Perm of the VTB United League. In 37 career international games (27 starts), Carr has averaged 11.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 29.4 minutes. Carr spent two seasons playing collegiately for Penn State (2016-2018) prior to being selected by New Orleans in the second round (51st overall pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
To clear a roster spot for Carr, the BayHawks waived guard EC Matthews. In 15 games (one start) with Erie this season, Matthews averaged 3.7 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 12.7 minutes.
Erie is set to square off with the Oklahoma City Blue tonight, January 3, in the team’s first home game of the New Year. Tip is set for 7 p.m. at Erie Insurance Arena.
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.