Mavericks Sign First Round Pick Justin Anderson
- For Immediate Release
- August 1, 2015
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today they have signed 21st overall pick Justin Anderson. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Anderson (6'6, 228) impressed at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas where he started all six games for the Mavericks and averaged 17.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.2 steals while shooting .434 from the floor, .385 from three-point range and .900 from the foul line.
The Rockville, Maryland native played three years at Virginia leading the Cavaliers to two Atlantic Coast Conference regular season titles and just the second ACC Tournament Championship in school history. As a junior, he averaged 12.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists while shooting .466 from the field, .452 from behind-the-arc and .780 from the foul line.
The versatile guard improved his three-point shooting from .294 (30-102) as a sophomore to an ACC-leading .452 (47-104) as a junior on his way to being named NABC All-America Third Team and All-ACC Second Team.