Lin Signs Summer League Contract with Dallas Mavericks

Photo courtesy of Chris Wraight.

DALLAS -- Three-time All-Ivy League selection Jeremy Lin '10 has signed a contract to play for the Dallas Mavericks Summer League team.  Lin, who is one of 11 players on the roster, will join the team from July 9-18 at the COX Pavilion and the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of UNLV.

Dallas will play Denver Friday, July 9 at 4 p.m., before facing Houston Saturday, July 10 at 10 p.m.  A full schedule of the Dallas summer league games is available and all games will be shown live on NBATV.

Lin, a guard from Palo Alto, Calif., was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, which goes to the nation’s top point guard as well as the John R. Wooden Award for the national player of the year, in 2009-10.  A four-time Ivy League Player of the Week honoree, Lin led the Crimson in scoring as a senior with 16.4 points per game.  He also led team with 4.6 assists per contest and paced the Ancient Eight with 71 steals, marking the third straight year he topped the Ivy League in steals.  Harvard also enjoyed the program's winningest season in 2009-10, as the team recorded 21 victories and qualified for the postseason for the first time since 1946.

A USBWA and NABC all-district team honoree, Lin completed his Harvard career as the only player in Ivy League history to record 1,450 points (1,482), 450 rebounds (494), 400 assists (406) and 200 steals (225).  Lin helped rewrite the Harvard record books, as he finished his career first in all-time games played (115) and was second in steals and fifth in points and assists.

Lin is the second former Harvard player to have signed a contract with the NBA Summer League, as Brian Cusworth '07 is a member of the New Orleans Hornets summer roster.