With March Madness starting on Thursday and the Dallas Mavericks in a full on fight to make the playoffs, we take a look back at each of the Dallas Mavericks who played college basketball.
The Mavericks are just a game and a half up on the Utah Jazz for the 8th spot in the Western Conference. With changes to the rotation in favor of small ball, Dallas finds themselves in desperation mode as they have lost six of their last seven games.
But as the NCAA Tournament gets underway, numerous players on the Mavericks have their allegiances to their alma maters. Some of their schools might not be in the tournament, but 12 of the 15 players on the roster played college basketball at least one year.
Of course, Dirk Nowitzki found himself growing up in Germany and playing international ball from a young age. Zaza Pachulia and Salah Mejri both took a similar route growing up playing ball in their respected countries of Georgia and Tunisia. To some’s surprise, Puerto Rico native J.J. Barea played college ball in the states before being signed.
So with March Madness underway, lets take a look at where each of the 12 Mavs who went to college…