Mavericks Sign Center Javale McGee
- For Immediate Release
- August 13, 2015
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent center JaVale McGee. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
McGee (7'0, 270) is a seven-year veteran with career averages of 8.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 19.9 minutes per game in 382 (158 starts) with Washington, Denver and Philadelphia. He has shot 54 percent from the field for his career.
McGee appeared in 23 games for Denver and Philadelphia in 2014-2015, averaging 4.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 11.1 minutes per contest.
A native of Flint, Michigan, McGee spent two seasons at the University of Nevada. As a sophomore, he averaged 14.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. McGee declared for the NBA Draft following his sophomore season and was taken with the 18th overall selection by the Washington Wizards in 2008.
McGee's father, George Montgomery, was a second-round draft pick of the Portland Trailblazers in 1985 and his mother, Pamela McGee, played in the WNBA for the Los Angeles Sparks and the Sacramento Monarchs.