The Erie BayHawks have started to build their 2013-14 roster prior to the start of Friday night’s NBA Development League Draft. Four players from last year’s squad will return to the BayHawks for Training Camp. They will be joined by two players the team acquired via the affiliate rule, which allows D-League teams to obtain the rights of players released by their parent clubs during NBA Training Camps. Returning to the team are guards Mustafa Shakur, Terrel Harris and Nick Covington as well as forward Terrence Jennings. Forwards C.J. Leslie and Justin Brownlee will join Erie following their releases from the New York Knicks.
Terrence Jennings RumorsAll NBA Players
Terrence Jennings, who played on the Knicks’ summer league team in Las Vegas, could also end up on the preseason squad. “The Knicks do like him and we are hoping for an invite to training camp,” a source close to Jennings said. “And we know that he is welcomed back to [the] Erie [BayHawks].”
Although he was unable to play 25 minutes per game or average 10 points at the college level, Louisville Cardinals junior power forward Terrence Jennings declared himself ready for the NBA and will remain in the NBA draft after signing with an agent. Jennings gave the Cardinals 9.6 points and 5.2 rebounds in 23 minutes per game in 2010-11. Tuesday, he told the Louisville Courier-Journal’s C.L. Brown, “I felt like physically and mentally I’m ready for the next level.”
Louisville junior Terrence Jennings has decided to declare for the NBA Draft, but won’t hire an agent, thus preserving his ability to return to the Cardinals next season. Jennings, a 6-10, 245-pound junior center, is projected as a potential second round pick or to go undrafted by ESPN. As a junior, Jennings started 23 games for the Cardinals, averaging 9.6 points and 5.2 rebounds. Jennings blocked a team-high 65 shots this season.
Rick Pitino announced today that junior center Terrence Jennings will declare for the NBA Draft, but will not sign with an agent. “It will be great for T.J. to see how people work in this environment and the type of competition and I’ll get feedback from every general manager on what he needs to work on,” Pitino said. “I think it’s almost good because they’ll tell him, ‘You’ve got to get your rebound numbers up, you’ve got to get your balance better’ — all the things I’ve been telling him, they’ll reinforce it.”