Meet Dallas Mavericks Las Vegas Summer League roster: Marcus Bingham Jr.- F
Shortly after the draft ended, the Mavs signed Bingham Jr. to an exhibit 10 contract, according to Chris Haynes. That likely means he will get an invite to training camp and will stick around with the Texas Legends this season.
The 6’11 forward played four seasons at Michigan State before going undrafted in 2022. He averaged 9.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 0.9 steals, and 2.2 blocks in 18.7 minutes per game as a senior. His ability to rebound and protect the rim should pay dividends in Vegas.
Bingham Jr. will likely be a starter on the Mavericks' summer league squad as he serves as a rim roller and lob threat on the offensive end. Bingham Jr. should round out a formidable starting five that offers plenty of intriguing young talent.
Meet Dallas Mavericks Las Vegas Summer League roster: Derrick Alston Jr.- F
Alston Jr. went undrafted in 2021 after four seasons at Boise State. The 6’9 forward is a plus shooter that dominated in the G League. He averaged 19.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game. Alston Jr. struggled to adjust to the deeper 3-point line after shooting 36.5 percent over his college career.
Derrick Alston Jr. will be fighting for minutes on the wing in Las Vegas, and he will need to have a monster performance in the summer league to earn an NBA opportunity next season.