Mavericks Sign Guard Drew Neitzel

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  • For Immediate Release
  • December 11, 2011

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today they have signed free agent guard Drew Neitzel. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Neitzel (6-0, 180) was a standout at Michigan State University where he was named All-America Second Team in 2007. During his four-year career as a Spartan, he played in 138 career games. In Neitzel's junior season he averaged 18.1 points, 4.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds culminating in All-American honors.

Neitzel went undrafted in the 208 NBA Draft, but played for the Minnesota Timberwolves summer league squad. In the summer of 2009, he competed in the summer league as a member of the Portland Trailblazers. Last season, Neitzel spent the season with BBC Bayreuth in Germany seeing action in 16 games and averaging 7.7 points, 3.4 assists and 1.4 rebounds.

A native of Wyoming, Michigan, Neitzel earned "Mr. Michigan" honors in 2004 and was a Parade All-American.