Mavericks Sign Free Agent Center Jaleel Cousins
- For Immediate Release
- October 17, 2016
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent center Jaleel Cousins. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Cousins (6'11, 255) went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft after averaging 8.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 25.0 minutes per contest while appearing in all 33 games his senior season at South Florida. Prior to his transfer to South Florida, he spent one season at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas.
Cousins played in all five games for the Mavericks at the 2016 Orlando Pro Summer League. He averaged 5.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per contest.
A native of Mobile, Alabama, Cousins is the brother of DeMarcus, two-time NBA All-Star of the Sacramento Kings. He will wear number 32 for the Mavericks.