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Josh Reaves Officially Joins Dallas Mavericks Following Impressive NBA Summer League Performances

The Dallas Mavericks officially announced their signing of former Penn State men’s basketball standout Josh Reaves to a two-way contract on Monday night.

Reaves initially agreed to a two-way contract with the organization on June 21, and he officially put pen to paper on his first pro deal following an impressive performance in the NBA Summer League. The guard made five appearances and two starts for the Mavericks’ summer squad, and he definitely found himself on the highlight reel on a few occasions.

In his Summer League cameo, Reaves scored an average of 12.6 points per game while adding 2.4 assists and 4.8 rebounds per contest. The defensive stalwart lived up to his Big Ten defensive player of the year reputation with a total of six steals and four blocks throughout the 10-day summer tournament.

Reaves shined in the Summer League after an impressive four-year career in Happy Valley. As a junior, he helped Penn State capture its second NIT championship in program history while scoring 10.6 points and chipping in 3.1 assists and 2.2 steals per game. His 250 career swipes and 92 career blocked shots back up his reputation as one of the best defenders in program history.

Dallas didn’t disclose the terms of Reaves’ contract, but it’s either a one- or two-year deal based on the league’s two-way contract rule implemented three seasons ago. Players who sign two-way deals spend no more than 45 days on an NBA roster and the rest of the year in the G-League.

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Mikey Mandarino

In the most upsetting turn of events, Mikey graduated from Penn State with a digital & print journalism degree in the spring of 2020. He covered Penn State football and served as an editor for Onward State from 2018 until his graduation. Mikey is from Bedminster, New Jersey, so naturally, he spends lots of time yelling about all the best things his home state has to offer. Mikey also loves to play golf, but he sucks at it because golf is really hard. If you, for some reason, feel compelled to see what Mikey has to say on the internet, follow him on Twitter @Mikey_Mandarino. You can also get in touch with Mikey via his big-boy email address: [email protected]

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