Dallas Mavericks: Salah Mejri stars in Tunisia victory over Egypt

Dallas Mavericks Salah Mejri (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Salah Mejri (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks big man Salah Mejri had a massive game for Tunisia in their Sept. 15 win over Egypt in a 2019 World Cup qualifying game.

The Dallas Mavericks brought back Tunisian center Salah Mejri on a one-year deal this offseason.  Mejri will be in competition for reserve minutes at the five during training camp.

He will have to prove himself in the next month before the regular season kicks off.  Mejri’s contract is only worth $1.57 million and the Mavs could cut him if a non-guaranteed player shines during camp.

Dallas knows what they have in Salah Mejri, but they might prioritize a wing or guard that would be in line for more or consistent minutes.  Stay tuned.

Mejri once again played for the Tunisia National team on Sept. 15.  They were looking to remain undefeated through eight games against a tough Egypt squad that had four wins under its belt.

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Mejri starts in victory

Salah Mejri was a member of the starting five for the second consecutive game and played well in a 69-47 win.  Mejri produced 13 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks in just over 24 minutes.  He was also five of eight from the field and finished second on his team in efficiency.

Expect the big man to not only be a significant part of Tunisia’s qualifying run but in the 2019 World Cup next year.  That alone should be enough for Mavs fans to tune and see how The Mej performs.

Next game

Tunisia concludes the second round of their qualifying slate with a game against Angola on Sept. 16.  That will make a back-to-back-to-back for Mejri and his Tunisian teammates.  They are also facing the team with the second best record in their qualifying group.

The game is available on ESPN+ at 1 p.m. Eastern time.  Mavs fans should tune in and enjoy the game.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks big men Salah Mejri continued his run with his Tunisia National Team in the second round of the 2019 World Cup qualifiers.  Tunisia remained undefeated and Mejri played a significant part in the action.  He led the team in rebounding and blocks for the second consecutive game.

Mavericks training camp kicks off on Sept. 21 with media day. The Mej should be back in Dallas and ready to begin preparing for the season.  Stay tuned to see how he performs.

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