Dallas Mavericks Add NBL Star, Corey Webster to Summer League Roster
After an impressive free agent mini-camp, the Dallas Mavericks decided to make an offer to NBL star, Corey Webster, to join their Las Vegas Summer League team.
With the 2017 NBA Draft now in the books, teams are quickly putting together their Summer League teams.
Back in May, we reported that the Dallas Mavericks were inviting NBL star, Corey Webster, to a free agent mini-camp. The Mavericks were obviously impressed as Webster is now on the Mavericks Summer League roster for Las Vegas.
“For me I’m very grateful to be joining the mavs for summer league,” Webster said when we reached out to him after the Summer League news became official. “It is an amazing organization from what I have seen so far at the mini camp and I would absolutely love to be a part of it.”
Webster has recently been playing in New Zealand (NBL), but spent time in 2015 on the New Orleans Pelicans preseason roster before being cut before opening night. The 28-year-old Webster believes his past experiences will help him when it comes to his time on the court.
"“I think I can bring a lot of experience and knowledge to the team, I have played a lot of basketball and in big tournaments like world champs, Olympic qualifiers etc and I think I have a good knowledge and I.Q. for the game to help the team and younger guys,” Webster said."
The 6’2″ shooting guard is known for his scoring ability after averaging 26 points a game, but it’s his all around game that he believes he can bring to the table for the Mavs when Summer League rolls around.
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“I can bring scoring to the team and good shooting, from anywhere on the floor and from any position, whether it be pick and rolls, off ball screens or spot up shooting. I can also facilitate for others and get others open shots too and make good decisions. I can also play smart aggressive defense and I will be looking to show that also. I also think I can be a leader for these guys. Help out the leaders they already have and be a voice out there,” Webster said.
Coming in at 28 years old, Webster will assuredly be one of the older players on the roster as even current Mavericks Yogi Ferrell and Nico Brussino are under 25 years old.
Webster, with his experience at the international and club league levels, could provide leadership on a Summer League team that should be full of some younger players.
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The Dallas Mavericks get underway in Las Vegas on July 7th.