MAVERICKS SIGN JAQUORI MCLAUGHLIN TO TWO-WAY CONTRACT
The Dallas Mavericks announced today they have signed rookie free agent guard JaQuori McLaughlin (juh-Corey muh-GLOCK-lin) to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
McLaughlin (6-4, 190) signs with Dallas after going undrafted in the 2021 NBA Draft. He finished his collegiate career at UC Santa Barbara, where he helped the Gauchos win the Big West regular season and tournament titles in his senior year. He averaged 16.0 points (.488 FG%, .408 3FG%), 3.5 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.5 steals per game en route to being named the Big West Player of the Year and an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American in his final collegiate season.
In his five-year collegiate career, which included time at Oregon State, McLaughlin averaged 11.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.0 steals and 32.8 minutes in 126 games (123 starts). McLaughlin is just the third player in UC Santa Barbara history to score 1,000 or more points and dish out 300 or more assists.
The Port Angeles, Washington, native averaged 19.3 points, 9.1 assists and 5.5 steals per game as a senior at Peninsula High School and was named Washington Mr. Basketball, an award that has also recently been awarded to Bulls guard Zach LaVine and Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr.
McLaughlin will wear #30 for the Mavericks.
In an additional move, Dallas has requested waivers on center EJ Onu. The Mavericks roster now stands at 19 players.