MAVERICKS SIGN FORWARD RAY SPALDING

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, July 21st, 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 11:  Ray Spalding #56 of the Dallas Mavericks looks on against the Chicago Bulls during the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League on July 11, 2018 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed second-round pick Ray Spalding. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Spalding (6-10, 215) was selected by Philadelphia with the 56th overall pick in this past year’s draft after a three-year college career at Louisville (2015-18). His draft rights were acquired by Dallas, along with the draft rights to the 60th overall pick Kostas Antetokounmpo, in exchange for the 54th overall selection Shake Milton.

As a junior in 2017-18, Spalding averaged 12.3 points (second on team), a team-high 8.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, a team-best 1.5 steals, 1.7 blocks and 27.7 minutes in 36 games (34 starts) for the Cardinals. He ranked fourth in the ACC in field goal percentage (.543), sixth in rebounding (8.7 rpg), third in offensive rebounding (3.14 orpg), 10th in steals (1.5 spg) and ninth in blocks (1.7 bpg). He was one of just two Division I players to average at least 8.5 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.5 steals in 2017-18 (Notre Dame’s Bonzie Colson). Spalding also posted 11 of his 13 career double-doubles as a junior.

The 6-10 forward played in all five games (started four) for Dallas at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas, where he averaged 8.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 17.0 minutes.

Spalding attended Trinity High School in Louisville, Ky. He was a two-time first team all-state selection who led Trinity to a 24-6 record as a senior and a 118-21 record in his four-year career.

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