Justin Dentmon (born September 5, 1985 in Carbondale, Illinois) was signed, as a free agent, by the Dallas Mavericks on March 25, 2013.
Dentmon played his college basketball at the University of Washington making an immediate impact on the team by playing in 33 games as a freshman, averaging 8.3 points and being named to the All-PAC 10 Freshman team by the league's coaches.
As a sophomore his scoring average rose to 10.1 points as he played in all the Huskies' 32 games. His numbers dropped slightly the next year but, as a senior, he posted his best collegiate numbers with 14.4 ppg over 35 contests. In doing so, he was named the PAC-10's Most Improved Player.
Despite the uptick in stats, Dentmon went undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft. He chose to go overseas and played for Hapoel Afula in Israel before returning to the States and spending the 2010-2011 season with the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League.
After the season he added more stamps in his passport by spending time with both Toros de Aragua in Venezuela and Cocolos in the Dominican Republic.
He again returned Stateside for the 2011-2012 season and helped lead the Austin Toros to the NBA D-League championship. In doing so he also was named the league's Most Valuable Player. These accolades netted him 10-day contracts at the end of the season with San Antonio on March 24, 2012 and Toronto on April 6, 2012.
Despite a taste of the NBA, Dentmon's world tour continued that summer as he played for Olympia Milano in Italy before returning to the scene of his greatest success, the Austin Toros of the D-League. His stay in the Texas Capital was somewhat shorlived however, as the Toros traded the 6'0 guard and teammate Luther Head to the Texas Legends for Chris Roberts.
Only two months after the trade, however, the Mavericks came calling. Dentmon was signed to a 10-day contract on March 25, 2013. During his ten days with the club, he saw action in two games playing a total of four minutes.