Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Red Claws add Sims

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 21:   DeShawn Sims #34 of the Michigan Wolverines pumps his fist after a scoring play in the first half against the Oklahoma Sooners during the second round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 21, 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Maine Red Claws, presented by Quirk Chevrolet, today announced that they have acquired forward DeShawn Sims via the Available Player Pool. Sims will practice with the team on Thursday in preparation for the Red Claws two-game set this weekend with the Springfield Armor. To make room for Sims on the roster, the team has waived Lamonte Ulmer.

Sims, 22, joins the Red Claws from PAOK Thessaloniki (Greece), where he averaged 12.3 ppg in 3 games played this season. The 6-8, 220 lb. forward out of the University of Michigan, signed with PAOK Thessaloniki after playing for the Boston Celtics during the NBA Summer League in Orlando and the Dallas Mavericks in Las Vegas. As a senior at Michigan, he averaged 16.8 points and 7.6 rebounds.




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