After being undrafted out of Indiana last June, Yogi Ferrell was waived after playing 10 games for the Brooklyn Nets, and signed with the Dallas Mavericks earlier this week on a 10-day contract. And the 6’0″ point guard may have already found himself a permanent home.
Ferrell has started all four of his games with Dallas while Deron Williams and J.J. Barea are on the shelf due to injury, and he’s certainly made the most of the opportunity. He scored 19 in a win over the Cavaliers last week, and he’s going off against the Trail Blazers right now.
At the time of this post, Ferrell has 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field, including 8-of-9 on threes. He even busted out the Michael Jordan shrug after one of them!
As ESPN’s Dave Pasch (it is Dave, right?) put it after Ferrell’s sixth three-pointer of the first half, “Has a guy on a 10-day contract ever played better in the history of the NBA?”
And on his eighth three, he looked like Steph Curry draining a pull-up three in transition:
Pasch: “Last Friday night he was not in the NBA. Tonight he he has 28 points on 10-of-13 shootings; eight threes.”
Quite an amazing story. Let’s check in on The Comeback’s Jay Rigdon and see if he has any thoughts on his favorite college basketball player of all-time starring in a national TV NBA game:
So I guess that’s a yes.
Update: Yogi Ferrell finished with 32 points (9-of-11 on threes) and hit this dagger three in the final minute: