The Dallas Mavericks have signed guards McKinley Wright IV, Tyler Hall and D.J. Stewart Jr. along with forwards Mouhamadou Gueye and Marcus Bingham Jr.
The signings are likely for training camp purposes.
Wright IV (5-11, 192) signed a two-way deal with Minnesota after going undrafted in 2021 and appeared in five games for the Timberwolves as a rookie last season. The Minneapolis native also saw action in 18 games (all starts) for the franchise’s G League affiliate, the Iowa Wolves, averaging 19.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.6 steals in 36.9 minutes. Wright IV was a four-year player at the University of Colorado and finished as the school’s all-time leader in assists (683) and double-figure scoring games (109) while garnering All-Pac-12 First Team honors in each of his final three seasons for the Buffaloes.
Hall (6-5, 210) went undrafted in 2019 and spent the past three seasons with the G League’s Westchester Knicks. In 25 games (all starts) for Westchester in 2021-22, he averaged 15.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 35.1 minutes while shooting 41.7% (95-228 3FG) from beyond the arc. Hall signed a 10-day contract with New York on Dec. 18, 2021, and made his NBA debut in a Christmas Day game against Atlanta. The Rock Island, Illinois, native was a two-time First Team All-Big Sky selection (2017, 2019) at Montana State and ranks tied for 10th in Division I basketball history in 3-point field goals made with 431 (431-1,077 3FG, .400).
Stewart Jr. (6-6, 205) went undrafted in 2021 and played in 12 games (all starts) for the G League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce last season, averaging 14.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.8 steals in 35.8 minutes. The Grace, Mississippi, native signed a two-way contract with San Antonio on March 4 but did not appear in a game for the Spurs. Stewart Jr. played two collegiate seasons at Mississippi State University, where he was named Second Team All-SEC by the coaches as a sophomore in 2020-21.
Gueye (6-10, 200) went undrafted in 2022 after spending last season as a graduate transfer at the University of Pittsburgh, where he averaged 9.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 2.1 blocks and 29.2 minutes in 32 games (28 starts) for the Panthers. The former America East Defensive Player of the Year at Stony Brook was one of two major conference players to lead their team in 3-pointers made (43) and blocks (67) last season.
Bingham Jr. (7-0, 230), who also went undrafted in this past summer’s draft, competed for the Mavericks’ 2022 summer league team and averaged 5.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks and 15.8 minutes in five games (2 starts) in Las Vegas. The Grand Rapids, Michigan, native was a four-year player at Michigan State University and as a senior, averaged career highs for points (9.3), rebounds (6.3), blocks (2.2) and minutes (18.7) in 35 games (32 starts) for the Spartans.
The Mavericks training camp roster now stands at 20 players.