Ferrell named NBA Western Conference rookie of the month for February

  • 03/02/2017 3:33 pm in

Former IU guard Yogi Ferrell, signed by Dallas out of the Development League in late January, was named the Kia Western Conference NBA rookie of the month for February on Tuesday.

Ferrell originally signed a 10-day contract with the Mavericks on Jan. 28, but agreed to a two-year deal on February 7.

In 14 games with Dallas, Ferrell is averaging 12.2 points, 5.1 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 32.3 minutes. Ferrell has started 11 times and the Mavericks are 8-6 with the Indianapolis native on the roster.

Ferrell scored a career-high 32 points in a 108-104 win at Portland on Feb. 3. He hit nine 3-pointers in the game, joining Stephen Curry, James Harden and Isaiah Thomas as one of four players to make nine 3-pointers in an NBA contest this season.

After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Ferrell appeared in 10 games to begin the season with Brooklyn before being sent to the Long Island Nets in the D-League.

For Long Island, Ferrell averaged 18.7 points, 5.8 assists, 2.9 rebounds in 35.7 minutes per game. He was named a D-League all-star.

Ferrell won two outright Big Ten titles in four seasons at Indiana and left Bloomington as the program’s all-time assist leader and No. 6 on the all-time scoring list.

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