Cedric Jackson Returns to the BayHawks

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Yesterday the Erie BayHawks announced the re-acquisition of guard Cedric Jackson. Jackson was on a Gatorade Call-Up with the Cleveland Cavaliers for back-to-back ten day contracts. Although he played a total of just 10 minutes in 5 appearances with the Cavs, the brief taste of the NBA should have Jackson hungry for a return call-up down the line.

The BayHawks undoubtedly missed Jackson's presence in their lineup. Erie had won 4-of-5 and 6-of-8 games prior to his NBA call-up. The team responded by going just 2-7 after he joined the Cavaliers, including a four-game losing streak that remains active.

Through 23 games thus far this season with the BayHawks, Jackson is averaging 14.7 points and 7.6 assists per game. He returned to practice with the team yesterday and will be in the lineup as the BayHawks hit the road for games Saturday and Sunday vs. the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

The reacquisition of Jackson also brings Erie's roster back to the league maximum of 10. Erie had been playing with just nine players since cutting Kyle Goldcamp on Feb. 5.

With Jackson back in the lineup, Erie hopes to make a push to claim one of the final playoff spots despite their current 12-20 record. By teaming the now NBA-experienced Jackson with D-League All-Star Alade Aminu, one-time D-League Performer of the Week Mike Gansey, defensive stalwart Jackie Manuel, and double-double machine John Bryant, the BayHawks have a formidable starting five that give them a fighter's chance of making a late run similar to last year when they strung together a lengthy win streak and earned a playoff berth.

For more on Jackson, check out Duane Rankin's story on GoErie.com.


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