By Michael Somrak | January 26, 2021


Erie acquires G Jacob Evans and F Omari Spellman

ERIE, PA – The Erie BayHawks have acquired two new players, guard Jacob Evans and forward Omari Spellman, as they prepare to head to Orlando for the start of the NBA G League season.

Erie added Evans (6-4, 210) to replace Jordan Bell who received a 10-day contract with the Washington Wizards as part of an NBA Call-Up.  Bell was originally slated to play for Erie via a flex-affiliate agreement with the Wizards G League team, the Capital City Go-Go.

Erie acquired Spellman (6-8, 245) after waiving Rawle Alkins.

Evans has appeared in 59 NBA games over the past two seasons with the Golden State Warriors (57 games) and the Minnesota Timberwolves (2 games), averaging 2.8 points on 10.5 minutes per game.  Evans was selected 28th overall in the 2018 NBA draft by the Warriors after playing three years at the University of Cincinnati where he was named to the AAC first team his junior season.

Spellman has appeared in 95 NBA games over the past two seasons with the Warriors (49 games) and the Atlanta Hawks (46 games) with averages of 6.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in 17.8 minutes.  He appeared in three G League games with the BayHawks during the 2018-19 season while on NBA assignment from the Hawks.  Spellman was selected 30th overall in the 2018 NBA draft (Atlanta) after he played one season at Villanova where he helped the Wildcats win the 2018 NCAA national championship.

The updated 10-man roster can be found here, and the complete 2021 NBA G League schedule is expected to be announced soon.