SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Santa Cruz Warriors guard Antonius Cleveland has signed a two-way contract with the Dallas Mavericks, the team announced today. Cleveland will be on the Mavericks active roster tonight as the team hosts the Minnesota Timberwolves (tip-off at 5:30 p.m. PST).
Per NBA rules, Cleveland can spend up to 45 days this season with the Dallas Mavericks, with the remainder of the 2017-18 season spent with the Texas Legends, the team’s NBA G League affiliate.
“In six games, Antonius Cleveland showcased to the entire league his team-first attitude and ability to play on both sides of the ball,” said Santa Cruz Warriors Head Coach Aaron Miles. “Every G League player strives to one day earn their NBA call-up, so I’m thrilled for Antonius to be joining the Dallas Mavericks organization and wish him the best of luck this season.”
In six games with the Santa Cruz Warriors, the 6’6 first-year wing averaged 14.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals in 25.2 minutes per game with .596/.545/.895 shooting averages. Signed by the Golden State Warriors as a training camp invite following the 2017 NBA Draft, the 23-year-old ended his collegiate career at Southeast Missouri State as the fifth leading scorer in Redhawks history with 1,556 career points.
Cleveland is the first Santa Cruz Warrior to earn a GATORADE Call-Up since guard Elliot Williams was acquired by the Memphis Grizzlies on January 8, 2016. He is the second NBA G League player to receive a Call-Up this season. The first was forward Tyler Cavanaugh, who signed a two-way contract with the Atlanta Hawks on November 7 after one game with the Erie Bayhawks.