The former Indiana Hoosiers star has been incredible.
A 6-foot-on-a-good-day undrafted guard playing on a 10-day contract has taken over the NBA this week.
Yogi Ferrell, the former Indiana star guard who went unselected in the 2016 NBA Draft, is making the most of his first real NBA opportunity. After getting picked up by the Dallas Mavericks, Ferrell has played like a respectable, above-average point guard. He's averaged nearly 18 points and five assists per game during a 4-0 streak that includes wins over the Spurs and the Cavs.
His best game of the streak came Friday night - a 32-point, five-assist performance that included the game-sealing 3 in a win at Portland - and it resulted in his future getting locked up.
It was reported earlier today that the Mavericks are signing Ferrell, a Greenfield, Ind. native, to a minimum two-year deal once his 10-day contract is up. He'll make 208k this year and $1.3 million in 2017-18.
"Our guys love him, and we are thrilled by how well he has been playing," Mavs owner Mark Cuban told ESPN.
Ferrell, 23, spent the beginning of the 2016-17 NBA season with the Brooklyn Nets, lasting 14 games on their roster before getting sent down to the D-League's Long Island Nets, whom he was with until the Mavs decided to pick him up.
Now's he Jordan-shrugging and out-playing star point guards like Damian Lillard and Tony Parker.
Not bad for a 6-foot nothing, undrafted point guard from Indiana.