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Erie BayHawks Finalize Training Camp Roster

Official Release | October 26, 2019

ERIE BAYHAWKS FINALIZE TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

Camp begins on Monday, Oct. 28 | Roster highlighted by Pelicans two-way players Zylan Cheatham and Josh Gray

ERIE, PA – The Erie BayHawks, NBA G League affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans, announced today their 2019 training camp roster. Camp will begin on Monday, October 28 at 7 p.m. at Penn State-Behrend, Erie Hall.

This year’s training camp roster features a pair of New Orleans Pelicans two-way players, Zylan Cheatham and Josh Gray, four Pelicans affiliate players, Jalen Adams, Javon Bess, Kavell Bigby-Williams, and Aubrey Dawkins, two G League Expansion Draft players, Quinton Chievous and Scottie Lindsey, and three 2019 NBA G League Draft selections, EC Matthews (Round 1, Pick 16), Ryan Martin (Round 2, Pick 44) and Devin Watson (Round 3, Pick 72). Rounding out this year’s training camp roster includes four local player tryout invitees and one returning player via trade with the Stockton Kings.

Erie BayHawks 2019-20 Training Camp Roster:

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Date of Birth

College / Home Country

Status

Jalen Adams

G

6-3

195

12/11/95

Connecticut/USA

Pelicans Affiliate Player

Javon Bess

F

6-6

220

4/1/96

Saint Louis/USA

Pelicans Affiliate Player

Kavell Bigby-Williams

F

6-11

250

10/7/95

Louisiana State/England

Pelicans Affiliate Player

Zylan Cheatham

F

6-8

220

11/17/95

Arizona State/USA

Pelicans Two-Way Player

Quinton Chievous

G

6-6

225

12/31/92

Hampton/USA

Returning Player

Luquon Choice

G

6-3

235

10/25/93

Lincoln Memorial/USA

Local Tryout Player

Aubrey Dawkins

G

6-6

205

5/8/95

Central Florida/USA

Pelicans Affiliate Player

Josh Gray

G

6-1

170

9/9/93

Louisiana State/USA

Pelicans Two-Way Player

Dominic Green

F

6-6

190

3/29/97

Washington/USA

Local Tryout Player

Scottie Lindsey

G

6-5

210

5/20/96

Northwestern/USA

Returning Player

Ryan Martin

F

6-9

225

11/9/91

Tennessee Tech/England

Draft (Round 2, Pick 44)

EC Matthews

G

6-5

200

10/3/95

Rhode Island/USA

Draft (Round 1, Pick 16)

Zachary Monaghan

G

6-2

175

12/1/92

Minnesota State-Mankato/USA

Local Tryout Player

Rakim Sanders

F

6-5

228

7/8/89

Fairfield/USA

Local Tryout Player

Taren Sullivan

F

6-6

220

7/30/95

Findlay/USA

Returning Player via Trade with Stockton

Devin Watson

G

6-1

172

9/6/95

San Diego State/USA

Draft (Round 3, Pick 72)

General Manager: Marc Chasanoff

Assistant General Manager: Billy Campbell

Head Coach: Ryan Pannone

Associate Head Coach: Greivis Vasquez
Assistant Coaches: Mery Andrade, TJ Saint

Video Coordinator: Perry Huang

Athletic Trainer: Royal Milton III

Strength & Conditioning Coach: Lee Applequist

Equipment Manager: Dillon McGowan

Cheatham (6-8, 220), appeared in two preseason games with the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 4.9 minutes. The Phoenix, Ariz. native played collegiately at Arizona State where he led the Pac-12 in rebounds per game (10.3), while ranking sixth in the NCAA in defensive rebounds (278) during the 2018-19 season. The 2018-19 All-Pac-12 First Team honoree was the only player in the NCAA last season with 400+ points, 350+ rebounds and 100+ assists.

Gray (6-1, 170) comes to the BayHawks with two years of NBA G League experience under his belt. Undrafted out of Louisiana State in 2016, Gray averaged 16.2 points, 5.4 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 29.3 minutes over 95 games (37 starts) with the Northern Arizona Suns. He also spent five games on assignment with the Phoenix Suns during the 2017-18 season.

A native of Roxbury, Mass., Adams (6-3, 195) comes to the BayHawks after a four-year career with Connecticut. The 2019 All-AAC Third Team recipient appeared in 124 games (99 starts) with the Huskies, averaging 13.8 points, 4.1 assist and 3.7 rebounds in 30.0 minutes. Bess (6-6, 220) finished his collegiate career garnering Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year and A-10 All-Second Team honors with the Saint Louis Billikens. Bigby-Williams (6-11, 250) heads to Erie after helping lead Louisiana State to a Sweet 16 appearance in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, averaging 7.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks throughout the tournament. After transferring from Michigan to Central Florida following the 2015-16 season, Dawkins (6-6, 205) became the first Knight in the program’s DI history to score in double figures in his first 18 games with UCF. The Durham, N.C. local averaged 15.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 33.4 minutes during the 2018-19 season with Central Florida.

The BayHawks will begin training camp on Monday, October 28 at Penn State-Behrend, Erie Hall. Media members will have access to the final 30 minutes of each session, followed by media availability. Head Coach Ryan Pannone and all players will be made available, upon request. All media requests should be made through Michael Somrak at michael.somrak@nbaerie.com. Both morning and evening practice sessions are closed to the public.

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.