Micheal Eric #50 of the Temple Owls looks on after a play against the South Florida Bulls during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012.
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CLEVELAND - The Cavaliers signed center Micheal Eric on Friday.
Eric, 24, played in 101 games -- including 68 starts -- at Temple, averaging 6.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks across 16.9 minutes per game.
As a senior in 2011-12, he played in 19 games and averaged 9.0 points, and also led the team in rebounding (8.8).
The 6-foot-11, 240-pound native of Nigeria played in five games with the Cavaliers during the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
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