The Dallas Mavericks wasted no time in filling their 15-man roster this summer. They agreed to contracts with four players within the first three hours of free agency. The Mavs added Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown to improve their wing depth and floor spacing. Dallas also brought back Tim Hardaway Jr. and Boban Marjanovic.
The Mavericks had one two-way contract spot remaining after bringing back Nate Hinton. They headed into the Las Vegas Summer League looking for that player. Undrafted rookie Eugene Omoruyi was the favorite going in, and he officially earned the deal on Aug. 13.
Here is a look at Omoruyi’s performance in the summer league and what he is going to bring to both the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Legends next season.
Dallas Mavericks sign Eugene Omoruyi: What does he bring to the team?
Omoruyi is a 6’6 wing that finished his college basketball career at the University of Oregon. He averaged 17.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.5 steals in 30.6 minutes per game as a senior. The 24-year-old shot 37.6 percent from 3-point range and 47.3 percent from the field.
Fans have seen Omoruyi produce back-to-back 16-point games in the Las Vegas Summer League. He was a key reason why the contest against the Utah Jazz went to overtime. Omoruyi has been the Mavs’ best defender in Las Vegas as well.
The 24-year-old will see time with both the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Legends next season. Eugene Omoruyi will make a massive impact on both ends of the floor in Frisco. He gives the Mavs another versatile wing to turn to if injuries strike. Omoruyi must prove his 3-point shooting at Oregon was no fluke to stick with Dallas.
The Dallas Mavericks have 17 players under contract for next season, but they may not be done making moves. Rumors continue to swirl about potential acquisitions. Check back to The Smoking Cuban often for all the latest.