Yogi Ferrell Named to NBA All-Rookie Second Team

By Lindsey Jones

Dallas Mavericks point guard Yogi Ferrell was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team last week and is the first Mavs rookie to be awarded that honor since Marquis Daniels and Josh Howard both made it in the 2003-2004 season.

Ferrell went to college at Indiana where he averaged 14.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game in his 4 seasons. He went undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft and was later signed by the Brooklyn Nets. He ultimately was released and signed by a desperate Dallas Mavericks team who was dealing with injuries to Deron Williams and JJ Berea and needed to fill a need at point guard.

In 46 games total with both the Nets and Mavs, Ferrell averaged 10 points, 3.7 assists, and 2.4 rebounds in 26 minutes per game. He was 2nd in all rookies in 3 pointers made per game and showed flashes of being a good starter in the NBA. For Example, on February 3rd when Ferrell went 9-11 from the 3-point line and had 32 points total in 39 minutes.

It is uncertain how much playing time the Mavs can find for Ferrell considering they drafted Dennis Smith Jr. with the 9th overall pick in this year’s draft, but because of Barea’s injury and the departure of Deron Williams last season, the Mavs should be able to find minutes for the second year guard.

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