DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed forward Jameel Warney to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Warney (6-8, 260) joins Dallas after spending the past two seasons (2016-18) with the Mavericks’ G-League affiliate, the Texas Legends. He owns career G-League averages of 18.5 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.1 steals, 1.2 blocks and 32.1 minutes per game in 84 games (69 starts).
In 40 games (35 starts) for Texas in 2017-18, Warney averaged 19.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks in 35.3 minutes per game. He was one of two Legends named to the Midseason All-NBA G League team (along with Mavericks two-way forward Johnathan Motley).
The 6-8 power forward played for the U.S. national team at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup, where he took home MVP honors after leading Team USA to a gold medal finish. He also helped Team USA to two FIBA World Cup Qualifying wins this past November. In recognition of his performances, Warney was named the 2017 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.
Before joining the Legends, Warney spent the 2016 training camp with Dallas. He averaged 4.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 9.2 minutes per game in three preseason games. Warney also played for Dallas’ 2016 Vegas summer league team and the Mavericks’ 2017 Orlando summer league squad.
The New Brunswick, N.J., native went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft after four seasons at Stony Brook, where he finished as the winningest player in program history. He also finished as the school’s all-time leader in points (2,132), rebounds (1,275), blocks (275) and games played (135). Warney was named the America East Conference Player of the Year in each of his final three seasons at Stony Brook (2014-16).
As a senior in 2015-16, he averaged 19.8 points (.628 FG), 10.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 3.0 blocks and 32.9 minutes per game in 33 games for the Seawolves. He led the America East Conference in scoring (19.0 ppg), rebounding (10.7 rpg), blocks (3.0 bpg) and field goal percentage (.627) that year. Warney also led Stony Brook to its first ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2016 by scoring a school-record 43 points in the America East Tournament championship game.
Warney will wear No. 32 for the Mavericks.