Mavericks Sign John Jenkins And Jarrid Famous
- For Immediate Release
- July 24, 2015
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent guard John Jenkins and free agent forward Jarrid Famous. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Jenkins (6'4, 215) joins the Mavericks after spending the past three seasons with the Atlanta Hawks where he was drafted with their first round pick (23rd overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft. In 98 career games (5 starts) as a Hawk, Jenkins averaged 5.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in 13.8 minutes while shooting .451 from the floor, .375 from three-point range and .849 from the foul line.
As a standout at Vanderbilt, Jenkins played three seasons for the Commodores before forgoing his senior year to enter the 2012 NBA Draft. He led the Southeastern Conference in scoring as both a sophomore and a junior and left Nashville as Vanderbilt's 10th all-time leading scorer. In his final season as a Commodore, Jenkins averaged 19.9 points and tied the SEC single-season record with 134 made three-pointers. He was named First Team All-SEC and Third Team All-America.
Famous (6'11, 240) signs with Dallas after competing for the Washington Wizards at the 2015 Las Vegas NBA Summer League. In five games (all starts) for the Wizards' summer league squad, he averaged 10.2 points and 6.8 rebounds in 20.2 minutes.
Famous went undrafted out of South Florida in 2011. He spend the 2014-2015 season with the Iowa Energy and Texas Legends of the NBA D-League, before signing with GlobalPort Batang Pier in the Philippines.