Cameron Ayers

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Cameron Ayers
Cameron Ayers - Bucknell Men's Basketball.jpg
Ayers with the Bucknell Bison
Pallacanestro Trapani
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueSerie A2 Basket
Personal information
Born (1991-09-18) September 18, 1991 (age 27)
Columbus, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolGermantown Academy
(Fort Washington, Pennsylvania)
CollegeBucknell (2010–2014)
NBA draft2014 / Undrafted
Playing career2014–present
Career history
2015Reno Bighorns
2015–2016Šiauliai
2016Reno Bighorns
2017Maine Red Claws
2017–2018Turów Zgorzelec
2018–presentPallacanestro Trapani
Career highlights and awards

Cameron Alexander Ayers (born September 18, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for Pallacanestro Trapani of the Serie A2 Basket. He played college basketball for Bucknell.

College career[edit]

In his four-year career at Bucknell, Ayers played 133 games (99 starts) and averaged 11.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 30.0 minutes per game.[1] As a senior in 2013–14, he was named the Patriot League Player of the Year.[2]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted on the 2014 NBA draft, Ayers joined the New Orleans Pelicans for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On September 1, 2014, he signed with Enel Brindisi of Italy for a tryout period.[3] He parted ways with the club a month after signing with them.[4]

On January 21, 2015, Ayers was acquired by the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League.[5] On October 19, he signed with Šiauliai.[6]

On October 31, 2016, Ayers was re-acquired by the Reno Bighorns,[7] but was waived on November 30.[8] In seven games he averaged 3.3 points in 15.9 minutes.[8] On January 9, 2017, he was acquired by the Maine Red Claws[9] and three days later, he made his debut for the Red Claws in a 110–94 loss to Raptors 905, recording three points, six rebounds and one steal in 19 minutes off the bench.[10]

For the 2017–18 season, Ayers signed with Turów Zgorzelec of the Polish Basketball League.[11] Ayers averaged 17.2 points per game while shooting 44% from the three-point arc. He inked with Italian club Pallacanestro Trapani on July 11, 2018.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Ayers is the son of Randy and Carol Ayers. His father played basketball at Miami (Ohio) and is the former head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers and Ohio State. His brother, Ryan, played basketball at Notre Dame and was team captain as a senior in 2008–09.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cameron Ayers Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  2. ^ "2013-14 Men's Basketball All-Patriot League Team and Major Awards Announced". PatriotLeague.com. March 3, 2014. Archived from the original on 2016-02-05. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  3. ^ "Enel Brindisi officially welcomes Cameron Ayers for a tryout period". Sportando.com. September 1, 2014. Archived from the original on October 22, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "Enel Brindisi signs Mads Skjold Gertz, parts ways with Cameron Ayers". Sportando.com. October 1, 2014. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "Bighorns Aquire Four Players". OurSportsCentral.com. January 21, 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  6. ^ "Cameron Ayers is a newcomer at Siauliai". Eurobasket.com. October 19, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  7. ^ Jones, Kyle (October 31, 2016). "BIGHORNS ANNOUNCE 2016-17 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER". NBA.com. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Jones, Kyle (November 30, 2016). "BIGHORNS WAIVE CAMERON AYERS". NBA.com. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "Red Claws Add Cameron Ayers". OurSportsCentral.com. January 9, 2017. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  10. ^ "Raptors 905 Drop Red Claws". NBA.com. January 12, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  11. ^ "PGE Turow Zgorzelec signs Cameron Ayers". Sportando.com. August 14, 2017. Archived from the original on October 22, 2016. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "Pallacanestro Trapani signs Cameron Ayers". Sportando. Retrieved August 22, 2018.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ He was a 2010 graduate of Germantown Academy. "Cameron Ayers Biography". BucknellBison.com. Retrieved March 3, 2014.[permanent dead link]

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