Dexter Cambridge (born January 29, 1970 in Eleuthera, Bahamas) was signed by the Dallas Mavericks as a free agent on August 24, 1992.
Cambridge grew up in The Bahamas and didn't play organized basketball until he was in the 11th grade. He came to the United Stated and played his first two seasons of college ball at tiny Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas. After two very successful seasons, which saw him named a Junior College All-American his sophomore year, Cambridge transferred to the University of Texas. His senior season there he averaged 22 points and 9 rebounds per game.
Unselected in the 1992 NBA draft, Cambridge played for Dallas' entry in the 1992 Rocky Mountain Review in Salt Lake City, where he caught the team's eye averaging 10.3 points and 5.0 rebounds in just over 14 minutes-per-game,
The Mavs signed Cambridge as a free agent after the review and he made the team coming out of training camp. He spent one season in Dallas appearing in 53 games (starting 13) and averaging 7.0 points and 3.2 rebounds per contest.
Dallas waived the 6'7 forward after the season and today Cambridge is involved in promoting the sport of basketball in his native Bahamas. |