Mavericks assign Jose Juan Barea to D-League
The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have assigned rookie guard Jose Juan Barea to the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBA D-League.
Barea (6-0, 175) has appeared in 12 games for the Mavericks this season. He will join Pops Mensah-Bonsu who was assigned to the Flyers back on December 7.
Following four seasons at Northeastern, Barea went undrafted in June.
He was a finalist for the Bob Cousy award, given to the nation's best
point guard, as both a junior and a senior. Barea left Northeastern
trailing only the late Reggie Lewis as the school's all-time leading
scorer. As a senior, he averaged 21.0 points and 8.4 assists and was
named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press.
This past summer, Barea played for Golden State in the Toshiba Vegas
Summer League and averaged 6.8 points, 2.8 assists, 1.8 rebounds and
2.00 steals. He later joined Dallas in the Rocky Mountain Revue and
averaged 12.0 points, 6.7 assists and 1.7 rebounds.
The 16th NBA player assigned to a D-League affiliate this season,
Barea is the fifth player assigned to the Flyers. Twenty-five (25) NBA
teams have taken advantage of the system to assign 41 players since
the start of 2005-06 season.
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