DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent forward Maurice Ndour. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ndour (6-9, 200) is a native of Senegal and recently had a successful run at the Las Vegas Summer League as a member of the New York Knicks. While with the Knicks Summer League team, Ndour averaged 9.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.0 block, 1.0 steal and 28.3 minutes in 5 games (4 starts). He scored a team-high 23 points in New York’s victory over Philadelphia.
Maurice Ndour Summer Leauge Highlight
Maurice Ndour led the Knicks with 23 points in an overtime thriller against the Philadelphia 76ers in Las Vegas! The Knicks defeated the Sixers 84-81.
Ndour spent two years at Monroe College where he was a two-time National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region selection before transferring to Ohio University. In his first season at Ohio, Ndour averaged 13.8 points and 7.0 rebounds while starting 31 of his 36 games. As a senior for the Bobcats, he increased those averages to 16.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game on his way to being named All-Mid-American Conference Second Team.
The Senegalese National Team member played his high school basketball in Japan where he was a standout at Okayama Gakugeikan High School.
His last name is pronounced n-DOOR.