Mavericks Re-Sign Forward Charlie Villanueva
- For Immediate Release
- August 6, 2015
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have re-signed forward Charlie Villanueva. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Villanueva (6'11, 238) holds career averages of 10.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 21.7 minutes in 594 games (159 starts) with Toronto, Milwaukee, Detroit and Dallas. Villanueva was named to the NBA's All-Rookie First Team in 2005-2006 after averaging 13.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 29.1 minutes in 81 games (36 starts). He had a breakout year in 2008-2009 when he averaged 16.2 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 26.9 minutes in his final season with Milwaukee.
In his first season with Dallas, Villanueva averaged 6.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 10.6 minutes in 64 games (one start). He shot 37.6 percent (83-of-221) from beyond the arc in 2014-2015.
The Queens, New York native was a standout at the University of Connecticut where, as a freshman, he earned Big East All-Rookie honors and won an NCAA National Championship. As a sophomore, he led the team in scoring (13.6 ppg) and was named the team's MVP. Villanueva declared fore the NBA Draft following his sophomore season and was drafted seventh overall by the Toronto Raptors in 2005.