Cavs Sign Cleveland State’s Cedric Jackson

Here’s the story (I’ll add him when he plays)

Via Brian Windhorst at the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

CLEVELAND — For the first time since establishing it as their affiliate, the Cavaliers are going to pluck a player from the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League.

According to a source, the team will sign Cleveland State product Cedric Jackson to a 10-day contract on Saturday.

Jackson, a 6-3 rookie guard, will give the Cavs instant point guard help following injuries to Mo Williams and Delonte West. Jackson is averaging 14.7 points and 7.6 assists with the  BayHawks. He’s coming off a game in which he scored 34 points.

Erie runs some of the same offensive plays and defenses that the Cavs run, part of the partnership

Cedric Jackson

Cedric Jackson

established between the teams. BayHawks coach John Treloar works with the Cavs coaches in training camp.


The Cavs lost Williams to a shoulder sprain on Tuesday then Thursday West fractured the ring finger on his left hand. Tests at the Cleveland Clinic on Friday showed West’s injury wasn’t serious but he’s expected to miss a couple games. Getting Jackson will give the Cavs an extra ball handler plus a player who knows the offense and is regarded as a solid defensive player.

Jackson helped the Vikings to a Horizon League Tournament title last year and an upset of Wake Forest in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.