Mavericks Sign First Round Pick Cunningham

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  • For Immediate Release
  • July 21, 2012

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today they have signed first round draft pick Jared Cunningham. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Cunningham (6'4, 194) was the 24th overall selection in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was acquired by the Mavericks on June 28, 2012, along with the draft rights to the 33rd overall pick Bernard James and the 34th overall pick Jae Crowder, in exchange for guard Kelenna Azubuike and the draft rights to the 17th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Tyler Zeller.

The San Leandro, California, native is a member of the Mavericks Summer League team in Las Vegas but due to a strained hamstring he has not been able to play.

Cunningham finished his three-year career at Oregon State ranked 13th in career scoring (1,271 points), second in steals (219) and third in free throws made (427). He was named First Team All-Pac 12 as a junior when he averaged 17.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.5 steals per game.