Mavericks Add Three To Training Camp Roster

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  • For Immediate Release
  • September 27, 2012

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today they have signed free agents Josh Akognon, Tu Holloway and DJ Mbenga to complete their training camp roster. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Akognon (5-11, 18) is a Petaluma, California native who started his collegiate career at Washington State University before transferring to California State University, Fullerton. As a junior, he led the Titans to a Big West regular season title, Big West Tournament Championship and an NCAA Tournament appearance for the first time in 30 years. As a senior, Akognon was named Big West Conference Player of the Year after averaging 23.9 points per game.

Holloway (6-0, 190) played collegiately at Xavier University and went undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft. In his four years as a Musketeer, he played in 134 games and held career averages of 13.7 points, 4.1 assists and 1.2 steals per contest. As a junior, Holloway was Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and earned Third Team All-American honors from the Associated Press while averaging 19.7 points and 5.4 assists per game.(4 starts).

Mbenga (7-0, 240) is a native of Congo who was originally signed by Dallas as a rookie free agent on July 14, 2004 after playing with the Mavericks summer league squad. In his first stint with Dallas he saw action in 79 games averaging 1.3 points and 0.9 rebounds. Mbenga was waived by Dallas on October 30, 207. Since his time in Dallas, Mbenga has played for Golden State, the L. A. Lakers and New Orleans He holds career averages of 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds in 234 games.

Below is the Mavericks training camp roster:

  • 10 Josh Akognon G
  • 3 Rodrigue Beaubois G
  • 42 Elton Brand F
  • 25 Vince Carter G/F
  • 4 Darren Collison G
  • 9 Jae Crowder F
  • 1 Jared Cunningham G
  • 52 Tu Holloway G
  • 5 Bernard James F/C
  • 30 Dahntay Jones G/F
  • 20 Dominique Jones G
  • 35 Chris Kaman C
  • 0 Shawn Marion F
  • 32 O.J. Mayo G
  • 28 DJ Mbenga C
  • 41 Dirk Nowitzki F
  • 13 Delonte West G
  • 34 Brendan Wright F/C