WESTCHESTER KNICKS ACQUIRE KEITH BOGANS

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WHITE PLAINS, January 29, 2016 – The Westchester Knicks, the official NBA Development League affiliate of the New York Knickerbockers, announced today that the team has acquired forward Keith Bogans from the available player pool.

Bogans, 6-5, 215 pounds, is a veteran of 11 seasons in the NBA with eight organizations (Orlando Magic, Charlotte Bobcats, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets, and Boston Celtics). A four-year starter for the Kentucky Wildcats, Bogans was selected in the second round (43rd overall) in the 2003 NBA Draft by Milwaukee before being traded to Orlando. Appearing in 671 career NBA games, Bogans has averaged 6.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists over 21.6 minutes per game.

Westchester also announced today the release of forward Ben Strong. In 10 games for the Knicks this season, Strong averaged 5.0 points and 3.8 rebounds over 15.4 minutes per game.

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