Report: Josh Reaves Signs With the Dallas Mavericks

By John Morgan on June 21, 2019 at 7:15 am
Mar 2, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions guard Josh Reaves (23) reacts after making a three point shot against Ohio State Buckeyes during first half of 2018 Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden.
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Josh Reaves went into Thursday night's NBA Draft in Brooklyn hoping to make it two straight years with a Nittany Lion selected. The shooting guard did not hear his name called, but it did not take long to find a new home. He has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Dallas Mavericks.

Reaves was won his first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award this season after leading the league in steals for the third time. It was a fitting award for the senior who was a menace on defensive his entire career in Happy Valley, ultimately finishing just two steals behind the school record of 250. In addition, his 91 blocks rank seventh in program history. It was not strictly defense for Reaves either. He improved his shooting over a four year career to become a more complete player, averaging 10.6 points per game over his final two seasons.

The Mavericks had only one selection in this year's draft, ultimately trading down to the 45th selection. They took another Big Ten player, Nebraska forward Isaiah Roby. 

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