BRONSON KOENIG TO JOIN ERIE BAYHAWKS
BayHawks cut forward Rakim Sanders to open roster spot for Koenig
ERIE, PA – The Erie BayHawks, NBA G League affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans, announced today that Bronson Koenig will join the team, following his recent acquisition from the Grand Rapids Drive.
Koenig (6-3, 194) last appeared in the NBA G League during the 2017-18 season with Grand Rapids, posting averages of 9.8 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 21.2 minutes. Koenig helped lead the Drive to an appearance in the 2018 NBA G League Playoffs, in which they fell to the eventual 2018 G League Champions, the Raptors 905.
To clear a roster spot for Koenig, the BayHawks cut forward Rakim Sanders. In six games (five starts) with Erie this season, Sanders averaged 5.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 27.1 minutes.
Erie is set to square off with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants this Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. Following Thursday’s contest, the BayHawks take on the Westchester Knicks in the team’s annual Superheroes Night on Saturday, Dec. 7. Tip is set for 7 p.m.
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.