College Park Skyhawks

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College Park Skyhawks
College Park Skyhawks logo
LeagueNBA G League
Founded2017
HistoryErie BayHawks
2017–2019
College Park Skyhawks
2019–present
ArenaGateway Center
LocationCollege Park, Georgia
Team managerDerek Pierce[1]
Head coachNoel Gillespie
OwnershipAtlanta Hawks
Affiliation(s)Atlanta Hawks
Championships0
Division titles1 (2017–18)
Websiteerie.gleague.nba.com
www.cpskyhawks.com

The College Park Skyhawks are an American professional basketball team of the NBA G League and an affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association. The team is based in College Park, Georgia, with home games at Gateway Center at College Park after the franchise played its first two seasons in Erie, Pennsylvania, at the Erie Insurance Arena as the Erie BayHawks.[2][3] The team became the sixteenth D-League team to be owned by an NBA team.[4][5]

History[edit]

On November 10, 2016, the Atlanta Hawks announced that they had bought and established a new NBA D-League team to play in a new arena in nearby College Park beginning with the 2019–20 season.[6] In December 2016, the Orlando Magic purchased the original BayHawks franchise with the intent of relocating it to Florida for the 2017–18 season, eventually becoming the Lakeland Magic. In February 2017, the original BayHawks owners negotiated with the Atlanta Hawks to activate their franchise early and play as the BayHawks until the new arena in College Park is completed.[7][8]

The Hawks announced on February 21, 2019 that their G League affiliate would be known as the College Park Skyhawks once the team moves to Georgia for the 2019–20 season.[9] On May 10, 2019, the Hawks announced that rapper and College Park native 2 Chainz would join the Skyhawks' ownership group.[10]

Season-by-season[edit]

Season Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Pct.
Erie BayHawks
2017–18 Southeast 1st 28 22 .560 Won First Round (Lakeland) 96–90
Won Conf. Semifinal (Fort Wayne) 119–116
Lost Conf. Final (Raptors 905) 106–118
2018–19 Southeast 4th 24 26 .480
College Park Skyhawks
Regular season record 52 48 .520
Playoff record 2 1 .667

Current roster[edit]

Erie BayHawks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 0 Chatman, Kameron 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1996–06–01 Detroit
F 13 Lumpkin, Sanjay 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1994–04–29 Northwestern
G 30 Morris, Jaylen 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1995–09–19 Molloy
G 20 Mosby, A. J. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1996–04–08 Alcorn State
F 22 Poythress, Alex (TW) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1993–09–06 Kentucky
G 18 Sibert, Jordan 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 187 lb (85 kg) 1992–08–01 Dayton
Head coach
  • Noel Gillespie
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (NBA) On assignment from NBA affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • (I) Inactive
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2019–02–17

Head coaches[edit]

# Head coach Term Regular season Playoffs Achievements
G W L Win% G W L Win%
1 Josh Longstaff 2017–18 50 28 22 .560 3 2 1 .667
2 Noel Gillespie 2018–present 50 24 26 .480

NBA affiliates[edit]

College Park Skyhawks[edit]

Erie BayHawks (2017–19)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Derek Pierce Named Erie BayHawks General Manager". NBA G League. June 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Atlanta Hawks NBA D-League Team to Begin Play in 2017-18 Season in Erie, Pa". Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  3. ^ "Gateway Center @ College Park $45M arena begins". Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Purchase NBA Development League Team" (Press release). NBA Development League. November 10, 2016. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Purchase D-League Team To Play In College Park". Atlanta Hawks. November 10, 2016. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  6. ^ "Atlanta Hawks buy NBA D-League team that will play in College Park". Atlanta Business Chronicle. November 10, 2016.
  7. ^ "Atlanta Hawks' NBA D-League Team to Begin Play in 2017". OurSports Central. January 31, 2017.
  8. ^ "27 Teams In 27 Days: Meet The Erie BayHawks". GLeague.NBA.com. August 27, 2018.
  9. ^ "Atlanta Hawks' College Park NBA G League Affiliate Set To Become The Skyhawks". NBA G League. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  10. ^ "Hip-Hop Superstar 2 Chainz To Join Ownership Group Of College Park Skyhawks". NBA G League. Retrieved May 14, 2019.

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