BayHawks Complete Trade With Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Official Release | February 14, 2020


Erie acquires Herve Kabasele, in exchange for returning rights to Isaiah Hartenstein & a 2020 2nd Round Pick

ERIE, PA – The Erie BayHawks, NBA G League affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans, have completed a trade with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the team announced today. Erie has traded the returning player rights to Isaiah Hartenstein and their own 2020 NBA G League Draft 2nd round pick, in exchange for Herve Kabasele.

Kabasele (6-10, 210) has appeared in 15 games (all starts) this season with Real Canoe NC of the Spanish LEB Gold league, averaging 8.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 22.3 minutes. Born in Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kabasele has played internationally for three season, participating in the both the African World Cup Qualifier and FIBA AfroBasket Tournament in 2017.

To clear a roster spot for Kabasele, Erie has waived guard Stephen Thompson Jr. who was recently acquired from the Available Player Pool on Feb. 3. Kabasele is slated to join the team prior to the BayHawks Feb. 20 matchup with the Windy City Bulls.

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.   


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