Dallas Mavericks: A Few Summer League Names
The Dallas Mavericks have invited Perry Ellis and Kyle Collinsworth to join the Summer League team after going undrafted this year.
The Dallas Mavericks have announced a few undrafted players that will be joining them this year for the summer league. Although they were not able to be drafted, that does not mean they are not good players. Nearly every year, someone in the NBA emerges as a very capable player without being selected by a team in the two round draft.
One of the players that has proven to be a great NBA talent without being considered one of the top 60 players in college basketball is our very own Wes Matthews. Other great undrafted former Dallas Mavericks include Darrell Armstrong, Avery Johnson, Jose Calderon, and Raja Bell to name a few.
This year, the Mavs will have another few players that could add their name to that list. The first is former Kansas forward Perry Ellis. Ellis had a few standout seasons in Kansas, including two first team All Big-12 selections and a consensus second team All-American in the most recent season.
Ellis played all 4 seasons for the Kansas Jayhawks and started the final 3 years there. In those 3 seasons, Ellis averaged 29 minutes per game, nearly 15 points, over 6 rebounds, and an assist per game. This includes his senior season in which he averaged 16.9 points each game.
Ellis can bring a presence to the Mavs summer league team as he is a bit of a do-it-all forward that Kansas utilized well. He may not be ready to make an NBA roster anytime soon but it will be good to have a player like him in the organization.
Here are some highlights from Perry Ellis while in Kansas.
The other player who has been invited to join the summer league team for Dallas is former Brigham Young University standout guard, Kyle Collinsworth. Collins worth played all 4 years at BYU after serving a mission for his church right after his freshman year.
Known as Mr. Triple-Double in college basketball, Collinsworth was a machine on the court for the BYU Cougars. Although he had problems with foul trouble in his playing career, it definitely helped with his tenacity on the court.
Why did they call him Mr. Triple-Double though?
Collinsworth set the single season record for triple doubles in his junior year with 6. It broke the previous record of 4 and tied him with Shaquille O’Neal in career triple-doubles at 7. He still had one more year to play.
Kyle now sits comfortably at the top of the all-time list in NCAA history with 12 triple-doubles in his career, 5 more than second place. Collinsworth is a great player and has a chance to show that for the Mavericks this summer. He is not your average BYU player.
Here are a few highlights to give you some insight into Collinsworth’s great play.
The Dallas Mavericks will have a lot of names to sift through this summer and some difficult decisions on who they want to keep around and who they will let go. For now, keep an eye on both Perry Ellis and Kyle Collinsworth as the sky could be the limit for both.