Yogi Ferrerll’s incredible NBA story continues to grow, as he was named to the 2016-2017 NBA All-Rookie Second team today.
Ferrell joins lottery selections Jamal Murray, Jaylen Brown, Marquese Chriss and Brandon Ingram as all-rookie second teamers.
Ferrell averaged 10 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 46 games as a rookie. After originally going undrafted out of Indiana University, Ferrell started his NBA journey appearing in 10 games with the Brooklyn Nets before being released. The Mavericks signed Ferrell to a ten-day contract in January and it immediately paid dividends.
Yogi became somewhat of a sensation after sparking back-to-back wins against the Spurs and Cavaliers in his first two games as a Maverick. Ferrell’s sudden rise reached a crescendo when he exploded for 32 points in a win against the Portland Trail Blazers, in which he tied an NBA rookie record with nine three-pointers made.
Ferrell's scoring average of 10 points per game is the best for a Mavericks rookie since Jason Kidd averaged 11.7 in 1994. He also joins Marquis Daniels and Josh Howard as the only Mavericks to land on an All-Rookie team since the 2003-04 season.
Yogi recently had his team option picked up by the Mavericks, and will look to build off an impressive rookie season — now with some friendly competition from fellow guard and recent Mavs draft pick Dennis Smith, Jr.