Clinch waived by Toros, joins Red Claws


Lewis Clinch, who has been a member of the Austin Toros for the last two seasons, was waived this weekend.

Lewis ClinchIt didn’t take long for Clinch to get picked up. He was recently signed by the Maine Red Claws and scored eight points in his debut with the team yesterday.

Before being waived, the 6-3 Clinch was averaging 8.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.

Clinch started the season off on the right foot as the starting shooting guard, averaging over 15 points per game through his first nine games. Then his minutes, and his production on the floor curtailed.

There was another drop in playing time and production in early January, around the same time the Toros signed Aubrey Coleman, who replaced Clinch in the starting lineup.

When the Toros traded for Moses Ehambe, it seemed as though Clinch’s days were numbered.

Mikkayla Guillett, who spotted that Clinch’s name was absent from the roster while she was covering last night’s game against the Vipers, spoke to coach Brad Jones about Clinch after the game.

“Lewis is a good player and he’ll do well wherever he goes,” Jones said. “We just felt like it was time to part ways with him.  We felt like we wanted to get a look at Moses Ehambe and this is the way it works.”

Mikkayla Guillett contributed to this report.


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