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Mavericks Practice Schedule for 9/30

The Mavericks will practice at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 30. Media availability will be around 1:00 p.m.

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MAVERICKS ADD THREE TO TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

MAVERICKS ADD THREE TO TRAINING CAMPROSTER

 

DALLAS The Dallas Mavericks announced today they have signed free agents Josh Akognon, Tu Holloway and DJ Mbenga to complete their training camp roster. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 Akognon (5-11, 185) is a Petaluma, Calif., native who started his collegiate career at WashingtonStateUniversity before transferring to CaliforniaStateUniversity, Fullerton. As a junior, he led the Titans to a Big West regular season title, Big West Tournament Championship and an NCAA Tournament appearance for the first time in 30 years. As a senior, Akognon was named Big West Conference Player of the Year after averaging 23.9 points per game.

 Holloway (6-0, 190) played collegiately at XavierUniversity and went undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft. In his four years as a Musketeer, he played in 134 games and held career averages of 13.7 points, 4.1 assists and 1.2 steals per contest. As a junior, Holloway was Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and earned Third Team All-America honors from the Associated Press while averaging 19.7 points and 5.4 assists a game.

 Mbenga (7-0, 240) is native of Congo who was originally signed by Dallas as a rookie free agent on July 14, 2004 after playing with the Mavericks summer league squad. In his first stint with Dallas he saw action in 79 games averaging 1.3 points and 0.9 rebounds. Mbenga was waived by Dallas on Oct. 30, 2007. Since his time in Dallas, Mbenga has played for GoldenState, L.A. Lakers and New Orleans. He holds career averages of 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds in 234 games (4 starts).

 Below is the Mavericks’ training camp roster:

 No.          Player                     Pos.        Ht.           Wt.          Birthdate                Prior to NBA/Home Country     NBA Exp

10            Josh Akognon          G             5-11         185          2/10/86                    CaliforniaState, Fullerton         R

3              Rodrigue Beaubois G             6-2           182          2/24/88                    Cholet/Guadeloupe                 3

42            Elton Brand              F              6-9           255          3/11/79                    Duke/USA                               13

25            Vince Carter            G/F          6-6           220          1/26/77                    North Carolina/USA                 14

4              Darren Collison       G             6-0           160          8/23/87                    UCLA/USA                              3

9              Jae Crowder           F              6-6           235          7/6/90                      Marquette/USA                        R

1              Jared Cunningham  G             6-4           194          5/22/91                    Oregon State/USA                   R

52            Tu Holloway            G             6-0           190          8/21/89                    Xavier/USA                             R

5              Bernard James        F/C          6-10         240          2/7/85                      Florida State/USA                    R

30            Dahntay Jones        G/F          6-6           225          12/27/80                  Duke/USA                               9

20            Dominique Jones     G             6-5           215          10/15/88                  South Florida/USA                   2

35            Chris Kaman            C             7-0           265          4/28/82                    Central Michigan/USA             9

0              Shawn Marion         F              6-7           228          5/7/78                      UNLV/USA                              13

32            O.J. Mayo                                G             6-4           210          11/5/87                    USC/USA                                                4

28            DJ Mbenga              C             7-0           240          12/30/80                  Pallacanestro Varese/Congo   7

41            Dirk Nowitzki            F              7-0           245          6/19/78                    Würzburg/Germany                 14

13            Delonte West            G             6-3           180          7/26/83                    St. Joseph’s/USA                     8

34            Brandan Wright        F/C          6-10         210          10/5/87                    North Carolina/USA                 4

 

 

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mavericks schedule 9-29

The Mavericks practice at 9:30 am.  Media availability is around 11:15 am.