Earns the 9TH Gatorade Call-Up oF the 2016-17 NBA D-League Season
FRISCO, TX, (Jan. 15, 2017) – The Dallas Mavericks today signed Texas Legends guard Pierre Jackson for the 9th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2016-17 NBA Development League season.
Jackson was signed by the Mavericks on Dec. 27th playing four games and averaging 3.0 points in 7.1 minutes before being waived on Jan. 6th.
Jackson (5-11, 180, Baylor) appeared in 13 games for the Legends this season averaging 29.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 1.8 steals and leading the D-League in scoring. Jackson was acquired by the Legends in March via a trade with the Idaho Stampede and joined the team in late November.
Jackson was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2013 NBA Draft (42nd overall) by the Philadelphia 76ers. As a rookie, Jackson played 31 games with the Idaho Stampede averaging 29.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 1.9 steals, setting a single-game scoring record for the D-League and earning a spot in the All-Star Game.
Jackson is expected to join the Mavericks today and be available when the team hosts the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at the American Airlines Center.