After an impressive showing in February with the Mavs, Yogi Ferrell earned Western Conference Rookie of the Month honors for February.
Yogi Ferrell’s electric start with the Dallas Mavericks earned him Western Conference Rookie of the Month honors for February.
The undrafted Indiana University graduate joined the Mavericks in late January on a 10-day contract after the Mavs were depleted at the backcourt due to injuries. The rookie scored in double-digits in seven of his first nine games, including a 32-point effort against the Portland Trail Blazers in which he sank nine three-pointers. He also led the team in assists, and with the performance became the first undrafted rookie in NBA history to score 30 points and lead his team in assists.
All-stars Stephen Curry, Isaiah Thomas and James Harden are the only other players who’ve made nine threes in a game this season.
“I never doubted myself. I never doubted my ability,” Ferrell told the IndyStar on Thursday following the Mavericks’ practice.
The IU product has since signed a two-year deal with the Mavericks, and will look to compete for the starting PG job moving forward.
Ferrell has started 11 of his 14 games in Dallas, averaging 12.2 points, 5.1 assists and 1.2 steals.