Carlik Jones, a former Aiken High School standout guard, signed as a rookie free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, the team announced. Terms were not disclosed.
Jones, who wasn't selected during last month's 2021 NBA Draft impressed in his first NBA Summer League experience. He led the Mavericks with a game-high 21 points in addition to six rebounds, five assists, one steal and one blocked shot in an 83-82 win against the Miami Heat on Tuesday.
From @NBA via Twitter:
Jones scored 35 points and collecting 12 assists over two games in one Summer League weekend for the Mavs. He followed his 17-point, eight-assist effort in Saturday's overtime loss to the Denver Nuggets with a team-high 18 points and four assists in Sunday's loss to the Sacramento Kings.
Jones, who played in college for the Louisville Cardinals after transferring from Radford, was named to the Mavericks' Las Vegas Summer League roster earlier this month.
Jones was among 40 players to attend the 2021 NBA G League Elite Camp in June.
At Aiken, Jones was twice named CMAC Player of the Year.
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