Mavericks sign rookie free agent Maurice Ndour


DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Mavericks have signed free-agent rookie forward Maurice Ndour.

The 6-foot-9 Ndour, a native of Senegal, averaged 9.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in five games for the New York Knicks' summer league team this month.

Ndour averaged 16 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game as a senior last season at Ohio University. He spent two seasons with the Bobcats after two years at Monroe College, a junior college in New York. He played high school basketball in Japan.

Dallas announced the deal Thursday.