The Mavericks have signed former Texas A&M guard Dexter Dennis, the team announced today (via Twitter). While the terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, undrafted rookie free agents like Dennis typically receive Exhibit 10 contracts.
Dennis, 24, spent his first four college seasons at Wichita State before joining the Aggies for the 2022/23 season. As a “super-senior” taking advantage of the extra year of eligibility afforded to college players due to COVID-19, he averaged 9.5 points and 5.7 rebounds in 28.7 minutes per game across 34 appearances.
Dennis never averaged double-digit points per game in any of his five college seasons and made just 37.5% of his shots from the field over the last two years, including 30.4% of his three-pointers. However, he’s a talented defender who earned AAC Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2022 for the Shockers.
As we noted earlier today when we examined the Mavs’ roster situation, they only have two players on two-way contracts, so Dennis and the team’s other camp invitees could have a shot to earn that final two-way deal. If he’s waived before the season begins, Dennis will likely report to the Texas Legends, Dallas’ G League affiliate, where he could earn a bonus worth up to $75K if he spends at least 60 days with the club.
The Mavericks are now at 21 players, the offseason maximum, and their announcement today indicated that their training camp roster is set, which suggests they don’t intend to make any additional moves in the coming days. The club is traveling to Abu Dhabi and Spain for preseason games, so it will open camp next Wednesday, ahead of most NBA teams.