Players in Review: Taj McCullough, Mike Cook

Friday, May 1, 2009

Neither McCullough nor Cook finished the year on the BayHawks roster, but both players made contributions early in the season, and for that, neither player will be overlooked in this segment.

McCullough was actually waived by the BayHawks when they acquired Cook back on Dec. 27. McCullough played in 8 games for Erie, averaging 6.5 points and 1.9 rebounds in 12.4 minutes per game.

Of all the BayHawks transactions this season, the decision to release the 6-7 forward out of Winthrop may have been their biggest mistake. McCullough was claimed off waivers by Fort Wayne where he went on to start 34 games, averaging 17.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in more than 32 minutes per game for the Mad Ants.

Cook played in 10 games for the BayHawks. The 6-4 guard out of Pitt was hampered by a knee injury, which is why he wasn’t able to stay on the roster. When he was healthy and playing, however, he put up a respectable 8.6 points in just 12.6 minutes per game. He failed to fill up the stat sheet in other areas, though. Combining that with the knee injury, it was understandable if disappointing that Erie had to let go of the former Panther when they did on Jan. 22.


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Matt Hubert is a 25-year-old writer and basketball fanatic born and raised in Erie, Pa. He graduated from Mercyhurst College in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in English and a dual concentration in writing and creative writing. Matt's not wavering from his stance as a lifelong Los Angeles Lakers fan, but he will cover the BayHawks' NBA affiliates in Cleveland and Toronto when it makes sense to do so throughout the year.

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